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Military Families

Welcome from Principal

Welcome to Williamsburg, Virginia and Bruton High School! Bruton is a small but amazingly mighty school that you are going to love.  We are a school for all learners. This includes our military students! Our faculty and staff are committed to supporting you and your family as you transition to our school. From the selection of courses through transitioning to school on the first day, great consideration is given to pair military students with a peer. We believe in connecting our students and their families to Bruton High School. We are honored that you are joining our school community and we appreciate the diverse experiences that your family brings to our community.

Welcome from a Military Parent

From the plains of the United States to the coast of distant countries, the journey of each military family is one filled with expectations coupled by unforeseen circumstances. Our lives become a whirlwind of abbreviations, numbers, and tasks of simply trying to remember addresses that span years. Simply getting to a point to feel "at home" for the moment can be equally overwhelming. However, becoming a part of the Bruton High School community is like coming "home" to an environment where everyone is valued for who they are as an individual. Understanding the sometimes unique circumstances experienced during transitions, the faculty and staff work collaboratively with families to make sure transitions are smooth and ongoing support is available. Regardless of Armed Forces Branch, you are sure to realize that Bruton is a place where peace of mind begins and continues throughout the halls and welcomes you back each day. 

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to welcome your family to York County School Division and "home" to Bruton High School!

Terrance Gist

US Air Force


Successful Senior boys
Gist Father and daughter


Military Families: Planning your Arrival to Bruton High School in York County School Division 

Registration Process

  • When enrolling a new student please complete the new student pre-registration online and then contact Bruton High School’s Counseling Office at (757) 220-4055 to complete the registration process.

Registration Process and New Student Pre-Registration Information

Required Documents for Enrollment

Military Families: Preparing your Move from your current school - Required Documents for Enrollment

In addition to the documents listed in the link above, it is helpful to provide a copy of your child’s most recent report card to assist us in choosing the courses that are the best fit for your child.

In addition to the documents listed in the link above, it is helpful to provide a copy of your child’s most recent report card to assist us in choosing the courses that are the best fit for your child.

Below are helpful links for our military families with very important information for enrolling in the York County School Division and other resources specific to military family support.

  • General Information for Our Military Families

  • Additional Parent Resources

  • Special Education Resources in York County School Division

  •  Academic Planning for Military Families

Information on Special Education Instruction, Advanced Academic Programs, Graduation Requirements, and Home Instruction


School-Based Military Student Point of Contact

Name: Shana Gist
Position: Teacher
School: Bruton High School
Email address:

Military School Liaison Officers for York County School Division:

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Eustis) School Liaison
Name: Christine Stiefel
Phone Number: 757-878-3638

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Langley) School Liaison
Name: Gwen Lee
Phone Number: 757-281-8297

Central Office Point of Contact for School-Based Military Student Support Staff Member and for Military Families

Name: Cheryl Parr
Position: Associate Director of School Administration
School: York County School Division
Email address: