Yesterday the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced recipients of the 2021-22 Purple Star Award. Across the state, 299 public schools, including five charter schools, received the distinction. The award recognizes schools’ exemplary service to military students and their families.
Congratulations, 2021-22 Purple Star Award winners!
We especially want to congratulate the following Coalition members named as Purple Star Schools:
- Northeast Academy of Aerospace & Advanced Technologies (NEAAAT)
- Peak Charter Academy
- The Academy of Moore County
About the Purple Star Award
DPI first launched the Purple Star Award in 2019-20, so this is the program’s third year. Here’s a bit of background from DPI:
The department is proud to continue this initiative as a way to honor the schools that demonstrate military-friendly practices and show commitment to military students and families. Schools across the state applied for the special designation, and those deemed as Purple Star Schools completed several required activities, plus an optional activity, aimed at ensuring strong support for students of military families.
Read DPI’s announcement about the awards here.