Purple Star School
The average military family moves every 1-3 years and will experience 6-9 different schools through their K-12 education experience.
With more than 1.1 million military-connected student attending schools, issues surrounding school transition have become a top priority for families and some schools. Mobile military student face issues such as gaps and overlaps in curriculum, different graduation requirement, course placement disruption, and many other hurdles when changing schools. Besides the academic issues, these students also face social and emotional challenges of relocation, such as leaving supportive social networks and activities, to start new again.
The Nevada Purple Star School Award is a designation provided to military-friendly schools who display a major commitment to serving military-connected students and families. Nevada Purple Star Schools receive a special Purple Star recognition to display in their buildings, are recognized on the NV Department of Education webpage and social media and are highlighted by the various military installations across the state. Each school point of contact is required to complete a professional development training focused on military families.