Purple Star Campus Designation

Date:  June 18, 2020
Subject: Purple Star Campus Designation
Category: Application Announcement
Next Steps:  Share with appropriate staff

The Purple Star Campus Designation is a special honor created by the 86th Texas Legislature through SB 1557 that recognizes Texas district 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 first time ever, the TEA will award the Purple Star Campus Designation for campuses that apply and meet the established criteria. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted from June 10, 2020 through August 28, 2020. To apply visit: TEA’s Purple Star Campus Designation

Campuses that are selected, will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display. Notifications of award outcomes will be announced by the TEA in October 2020. All campuses receiving the designation will also be featured on the Txschools.gov webpage. 

For more information on the application process, established criteria, and timelines please visit: TEA’s Purple Star Campus Designation

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


If you have any questions regarding the Purple Star Campus Designation, please contact Abby Rodriguez in the Division of Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs, abby.rodriguez@tea.texas.gov