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Chapin earns Purple Star Award Designation

The Texas Education Agency is pleased to announce Captain John L. Chapin High School has fulfilled the criteria requirements of 19 TAC, § 61.1063 for the 2020-2021 school year, demonstrating support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military connected students and their families, earning the Purple Star Campus Designation.  

The Purple Star Campus Designation is a special honor created by the 86th Texas Legislature through SB 1557.  

Applicants must have met the following eligibility criteria: 

  1. Designate a campus-based military liaison. 
  2. Create and maintain an easily accessible web page that includes information on military-connected students and their families.
  3. Must have a campus transition program. 
  4. Offer at least one of the following initiatives: 

• A resolution showing support for military-connected students and families, 

• Participation in Month of the Military Child or Military Family Month, or 

• Partnership with a school liaison officer to encourage and provide opportunities for active duty military members. 

Recipients of the award will be featured on the web page. 

Additionally, campuses that satisfy the criteria and are awarded the Purple Star Campus Designation are eligible to recertify the designation every two school years.  

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

For more information, please contact Jordan Brown, Special Projects Coordinator, Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs at



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Mike Morath
Commissioner of Education