Military Family Resources
On behalf of the public schools of Texas, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Texas. The men and women who serve in the armed forces are among our most valued assets as a nation. Your children deserve the very best our public schools have to offer.
The Texas Education Agency recognizes the challenges facing you and your families as you transition to a new home and school district. We have developed this section of our web site to provide information about Texas schools, graduation requirements and links to other sites of interest.
It is my hope that you and your children are satisfied with the service provided by our school system. Texas has earned a reputation for excellence in its public schools by setting high standards and ensuring accountability. At the same time, we have retained local control of the educational decisions that affect children. We are proud of our accomplishments and will continue our efforts to improve the lives of the children we serve.
Best wishes for continued success and thank you for all you do to protect and defend our nation.
Texas Commissioner of Education
Military-Connected Student and Family Resources
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission MIC3
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Military Compact) exists to strengthen transitions and close educational gaps as military families and their children move to a new school district in another state.
Purple Star Campus Designation
The Purple Star Campus Designation recognizes Texas district and charter schools that show their support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and their families.
Who are our Military-Connected Students?
The Texas Education Agency recognizes the need to provide information about available resources to students, parents, and educators to assist with navigating transitions to new schools, communities, and repeated cycles of separation and reunion.
- Texas is the 2nd largest state in the nation, with over 165,000 military-connected students attending public and open-enrollment charter schools.
- Public and open-enrollment charter schools have identified military-connected students in every school region of Texas.
- Military-connected children move an average of 6-9 times during their K-12 education experience.
- 30% of military-connected children are between the ages of 6 and 11 years old.
- Children from military families are twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to serve in the Armed Forces as adults.