Purple Star application window opens Nov. 1


The Department will begin accepting applications from schools that would like to become Purple Star-designated schools Nov. 1. The Purple Star designation recognizes schools that show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to meeting the unique wellness 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 to their Military Family Liaisons.

The application window is open from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Members of the Purple Star Class of 2024 will be announced in April 2024, the Month of the Military Child.

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

Contact PurpleStar@education.ohio.gov with any questions.