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Apply for Purple Star School designation by Dec. 15


The Department is accepting applications for the Purple Star School designation. Purple Star schools show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to the nation’s armed forces. All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to meeting the unique social, emotional and academic needs of Ohio’s military-connected youth. A Purple Star school receives the designation for three years, after which the school can reapply. Purple Star schools eligible for a renewal designation will receive an invitation to apply via email.

Applications are due Dec. 15. The Department will announce members of the Purple Star Class of 2022 in April 2022, the Month of the Military Child.

For more information on the award and to access the application, visit the Purple Star School webpage. Direct questions to