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TEA Designates 7 Abilene ISD Schools as Purple Star Campuses and Recognizes Dedication to Military-Related Students | KTA

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Abilene ISD now has seven Purple Star campuses. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has recognized all seven schools for its military-related students.

The TEA has designated three AISD high schools, one middle school, and three elementary schools as Purple Star Campuses for the 2022–23 school year:

  • Abilene High School
  • Cooper High School
  • ATEMS (Academy of Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Sciences)
  • Clack College
  • Bassetti Elementary School
  • Dyess Elementary School
  • neighborhood elementary school

In an Abilene ISD press release, TEA launched Purple Star Campus designations in 2019, recognizing Texas public schools that provide high-quality support to meet the needs of military-connected students and their families.

At each of these seven schools, there is a designated military liaison on campus, an on-campus bridging program for military-related students, information for military families on its websites, and more.

“I am extremely proud of the work these schools are doing to meet the needs of students and families who have sacrificed an incredible amount in service to our country,” Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said. “We recognize the challenges military-related students often face when transitioning to schools. However, these campuses are committed to maximizing the availability of high-quality supports to facilitate this transition and help these students succeed.

These seven schools will remain Purple Star campuses for the next two years.

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