Military Purple Star Campus Application

Date:  April 7, 2022
Subject: Military Purple Star Campus Designation Application (SY 2022-2023)
Category: Special Populations
Next Steps:  Share with appropriate administrators and campus staff


Purple Star Campus Designation – School Year (SY) 2022-2023

The Purple Star Campus Designation is a special honor created by the 86th Texas Legislature through Senate Bill (SB) 1557 that recognizes campuses of Texas school districts and open-enrollment charter schools that show their support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and their families.  

For the 2022-2023 school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will award the Purple Star Campus Designation for campuses that apply and meet the established criteria. Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, April 5, 2022, through Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  For more information on the application process, established criteria, and timelines please visit TEA’s Purple Star Campus Designation. To apply, visit TEA’s Purple Star Campus Designation Application.  

Schools that are selected will receive a virtual Purple Star recognition to display on campus or on the school website. Notifications of award outcomes will be announced by the TEA in August 2022. All campuses receiving the designation will also be featured on the webpage.  

Please note: Designations last for two school years. 

  • Campuses that received the designation for the 2020-2021 school year need to submit a new application for 2022-2023. For the list of designees from 2020-2021, please visit Purple Star Campus Designation Awardees.
  • Campuses that received the designation for the 2021-2022 school year do not need to reapply until the spring of 2023. For the list of designees from 2021-2022, please visit Purple Star Campus Designation Awardees.

To see the Purple Star Campus Designation rule in its entirety, please visit 19, TAC, Chapter 61. School Districts, Subchapter FF, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Veterans and Military Dependents, Division 2, Military-Connected Students, § 61.1063.  

In order to provide more information about the Purple Star Designation and address questions about the application process, TEA will be hosting Purple Star Campus Designation interest sessions on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and Friday, May 6, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:00 am.  


If you have any questions regarding the Purple Star Campus Designation, please email in the Division of Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs.