Terra Centre ES Officially Recognized as a Purple Star School for the 2022-2023 School Year

November 01, 2022

Purple Star designation iconTerra Centre Elementary School has been recognized by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children as a 2022-2023 Purple Star school, a designation reserved for schools that prove themselves to be military-friendly school and committed to the needs of military-connected students and their families.

To qualify for a Purple Star, schools must have a staff member designated as the point of contact for military students and families who serves as the primary link between the military family and the school. Schools must also demonstrate their commitment to meeting the needs of military students by providing resources and programming on issues important to military families, such as academic planning and transitions between schools, districts, and states (FCPS, 2021 NOV).

At Terra Centre, our Purple Star staff committee has led the charge to ensure that our military-families feel safe and supported in our school and community. Working with our SCA and Student Leadership Team, they developed a system to ensure that our new military-connected students and their families feel welcomed from the moment they enter through guided tours, student ambassadors, and peer groups among other supports.

Terra Centre will hold this honored distinction for three years, before being required to reapply. If you wish to learn more about FCPS' support and partnerships with military-connected families, please visit their Military Families page found HERE.

Please see the official FCPS release HERE.