Virginia Purple Star Designation (Applications accepted through September 25, 2019.)
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with The Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children (The Council), is calling for applications from schools interested in receiving the Purple Star Designation. The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to military-connected students and their families. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display on-site and will be listed as a Purple Star School on the VDOE Military Families webpage. This distinction is used in other states around the nation and is recognized by military families. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted through September 25, 2019.