The Virginia Purple Star Designation Program for Schools
The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite.
A school will be honored with the Purple Star Award if it completes all the required activities, plus one optional activity. The Virginia Department of Education’s Military Student Support Process Action Team, (MSSPAT) formed by the Virginia Department of Education, will review a school’s application for the award. Final approval on awards will be made by members of the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children.
Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are being accepted through September 28, 2018. Award notifications will be delivered to awardees during the month of August 2018. To apply for this designation please complete the application found below. Return the completed application to Dan Dunham at Dan.Dunham@doe.virginia.gov.
Purple Star Modules
Module 1: An Overview of Military Families and the Interstate Compact -
This module will satisfy the initial professional development requirement for the School Based Military Student Support Staff Member.
Virginia’s Purple Star Designated Schools, be one of the first schools by applying today!