Skip to main content
Springboro Schools
People First / Always Growing / Better Together

Military Families

Purple Star School

The Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. 

All six (6) buildings in Springboro Schools have been recognized as a Purple Star School by the Ohio Department of Education and the State of Ohio: Clearcreek Elementary (PreK - 1), Dennis Elementary (Grades 2 - 5), Five Points Elementary (Grades 2 - 5), Springboro Intermediate (Grade 6), Springboro Junior High (Grades 7 - 8), Springboro High School (Grades 9 - 12).

Military Families Connected

Springboro Schools recognizes that Military Families face unique challenges, and our district strives to do all that is possible to help our students and their families throughout the school year. Close to 30% of our district students have a family member who currently serves (or has served) in the United States Military. We're here to help!

Summer Military Moving Season

Military families can receive orders and move across the country or world at any time. The summer season is a peak time for military families to transition. The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) has a free online tool called SchoolQuest that assists all families prepare for school transitions and limit the impact of stressors on academic success. SchoolQuest has academic trackers, customizable checklists, and school search capabilities. Tools like SchoolQuest and the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children lower barriers for military families when transitioning. 

Over the summer, many families inquire about summer programs and how to pay for them. The Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Account program provides qualifying families with a $1,000 credit per child. These funds can be used to pay for a variety of educational activities designed to help accelerate learning for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, offers online tutoring at no cost to military families. This is a free tool for students that can use additional help over the summer, keep skills fresh and prepare for college entrance exams.

Did You Know?

- Currently There are 1.2 million Military Children of Active Duty Members Worldwide  
- Over 80% of Military Children Attend a Public School
- The Average Military Family Moves Households Three (3) Times More Often Than Their Civilian Counterpart
- Over Two Million Military Children Have Experienced a Parental Deployment Over the Last Twenty Years
- 1/3 of School-Age Military Children Show Psychosocial Behaviors Such as Being Anxious or Worrying Often

Children of Military Families

"Children of Military Families" - Watch Video Here
A resource to understand what it's like to have a parent serving in the military

Our Purple Star Schools

Sandy Grable, District Liaison 

Dennis Elementary (Grades 2 - 5)
Five Points Elementary (Grades 2 - 5)
Springboro Junior High (Grades 7 - 8)
Springboro High School (Grades 9 - 12)