• New To Onslow County Schools?
    If you are new to OCS, Welcome!
    Find answers to questions about our Exceptional Children services by visiting the link:
    Parent Information and Resources or contact:

    Kathleen McKellar- EC Front Desk
    910-455-2211, Ext: 71232


    If you have specific questions regarding support services, please select a tab for more information.


    Preschool Enrollment
    Please contact Thompson Early Childhood Center (TECC) at 910-989-2332 or Sarah Myrick, Preschool Coach, at 910-455-2211 ext. 21023 for information regarding enrolling your preschool age child.
    Thompson Early Childhood Center


    In-State Transfer
    When a student transfers during an academic year and has been enrolled in OCS with an IEP from the State of North Carolina, services that are comparable to the previous IEP will be provided until the new IEP Team:

    • When a student transfers during an academic year and has been enrolled in OCS with an IEP from the State of North Carolina, services that are comparable to the previous IEP will be provided until the new IEP Team:
      adopts the IEP developed by the previous district; or
    • develops, adopts, and implements a new IEP.          

    OCS will take steps to obtain the student’s records from the previous district.

    Out-of-State Transfer
    When a student has enrolled in OCS during the academic year with an out of state IEP, OCS will provide services comparable to the previous out-of-state IEP until the new IEP Team:

    • conducts an evaluation (if determined necessary),
    • develops, adopts, and implements a new IEP (if appropriate).

    OCS will take steps to obtain the student’s records from the previous district.

    Comparable Service Plans are developed for out-of-state transfers in conjunction with the parents and are:

    • similar or equivalent,
    • approximate those services provided in the previous district or state,
    • not required to provide an exact replication of the child’s prior services,

    to include special education and related services.