According to Orson Scott Card, it is about "what happens to Battle School after the International Fleet loses its purpose of war. It becomes what is called Fleet School, and it prepares kids to become commanders / explorers in the colonies that are going to be forming. We get to see that as the school administrators repurpose the school, the Battle Room is still there, but it's a whole different kind of education."
On November 12, 2015, Orson Scott Card announced the name of the series, Children of the Fleet, with the first title in the series titled Fleet School.
The Children of the Fleet series consists of the following books: