Military dad holding his daughter and pointing at the Purple Star logo

Military dad holding his daughter who is pointing at Purple Star Logo

In April of 2023, all 43 Huntsville City Schools were included in the 2023 Purple Star School award announcement.  The program was designed to help mitigate the challenges of high mobility by setting standards for and publicly designating military-friendly schools.  The designation affirmed the district’s ongoing commitment to supporting students and families connected to our nation’s military.

State Superintendent Dr. Eric G. Mackey said, “We want to ensure every student who moves to Alabama is given every opportunity for academic growth and achievement – and the Purple Star School Program helps families identify military-friendly schools and helps the schools become more prepared to address the challenges facing these students.”

Each HCS school site participates in Student2Student (S2S), a program designed to bring military and civilian students together to create a positive environment.  The district also partners with Redstone Arsenal and the Military Child Education Coalition.  For more information about district-wide military resources, visit the Military Families page of the HCS website.  Each school website also has a featured pages button on their homepage with resources and information specific to that school, including a link to contact the Military Family Liaison at that school.