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    The Alabama Purple Star Schools Program is a collaborative initiative developed to recognize the efforts of K-12 schools in the state that are committed to supporting military students and their families, as they transition to their new homes and schools. The Alabama Purple Star Schools Program was established by the Legislature with the passage of Act 2021-7. This program recognizes local schools and was designed to lower high mobility challenges and increase military-friendly schools. 

    All MCS schools were among the first group of schools to be awarded the Alabama Purple Star distinction in April 2022. We are proud to announce that the newest MCS school, Journey Middle School, has joined the Purple Star designation in April 2024 along with the rest of MCS schools renewing their Purple Star designation in April 2024.  Notice our Purple Star banners when you visit! 

    The Purple Star School program was designed to help mitigate the challenges of high mobility by setting standards and publicly designating military-friendly schools. The Purple Star Award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.   The Purple Star Committee can designate a school as a Purple Star School after the school demonstrates implementation of all the required activities and at least one optional activity listed in the ALSDE Purple Star applhttps://www.alabamaachieves.org/al-pssp/ication. To see the full list of all 2024 Albama Purple Star Schools click here

    Additional Purple Star information can be found here.

    2022 Purple Star research findings can be found here.

    Journey Middle School Receiving 2024 Purple Star Award