Arlington Public Schools is proud to serve students and families representing every branch of our nation’s military. We are committed to ensuring that our educators and other faculty and staff are informed of the military-connected students in their school and that they understand the unique considerations offered to military students and families. While military-connected families will learn much about APS through this webpage and the links provided, it is important that families also visit their school’s website to find specific information and guidance.
Celebrate Blue Star Families
APS is proud to participate in Blue Star Welcome Week, a nationwide initiative to build a better sense of belonging and community for military families. Founded in 2009, Blue Star Families empowers military and Veteran families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors to create strong communities of mutual support. APS will highlight Blue Star Families Welcome Week next week via our social media channels. Feel free to share your own welcome messages by replying to and retweeting APS social media posts. To support military and veteran families all year long, become a free Blue Star Neighbor member.
Wed, April 20, 2022, is PurpleUp for Military Kids Day, and APS encourages everyone to wear purple in support of military kids and post photos using the hashtag #PurpleUp4MilitaryKids.
The purpose of this webpage is to provide military-connected families with information and resources regarding:
- Academic Planning & Graduation requirements
- Special Education and Parental Rights
- Gifted Services
- Virtual Learning
- Extracurricular Activities
- Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Families
- Parent Teacher Association – PTA
- Local Community Supports
Please also search your student’s school website for additional details and updates (Use the “Our Schools” drop-down at the top of the page to select a school site).