Dayton's Only Purple Star Catholic High School
In February 2020, Archbishop Carroll High School became the first and only Catholic high school in the Dayton area to earn the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star Designation as a military friendly school. According to the ODE website, ‘The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.”
2019 is the first year that Archbishop Carroll High School met all ODE criteria for the designation including employing a staff point of contact for military students and families to serve as the primary liaison between military families and the school and maintaining a dedicated page on the school website featuring resources for military families. Carroll also met the additional criteria of hosting an event to showcase our commitment to honoring our military families on Veterans’ Day.
“Given our close proximity to Wright Patterson Air Force Base it is only natural that we meet the educational needs of children whose parents are serving our country," Principal Matt Sableski '91 says. "We want all of our families to feel welcome and we work hard to make sure that integration into our community is seamless regardless of where they are coming from or how long they’ll be with us.”
When relocating to the Dayton region on assignment, Col. (Ret.) Cassie Barlow, Archbishop Carroll High School Board President, parent of alumni, and former commander of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, chose to send her daughter to Carroll in part because of its strong support system for their situation as a military family in an unfamilar place. “Our family chose Archbishop Carroll High School because of its strong service ethic for military families. We were immediately welcomed into the Carroll family and still feel part of the family after our daughter graduated. Carroll has built a culture of service that permeates through everything they do, and we are very proud to be part of this amazing community.”
Located two miles away from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Carroll has a long history of welcoming active-duty military members into the Patriot community. For years, Carroll has provided many of its students opportunities to work on the grounds of the base through the Wright Scholars program.
Saluting those who serve
Archbishop Carroll High School is proud to honor and thank America's active duty, reserve, and retired military members. Current families with loved ones in the armed forces are encouraged to utilize the resources below to help ease the burden and sacrifices of military service.
Please click here to see a list of alumni who have served our country as part of the United States armed forces.
National and Ohio Resources
Ohio National Guard Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program - Youth Programs
Ohio National Guard — Educational Resources for Military Connected Youth
Ohio Military Kids
Our Military Kids
Ohio Association of Purple Star Schools
Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Department of Defense Education Activity
Military Kids Connect
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
Military Parent Technical Assistance Center
Military One Source
Military Child Education Coalition
National Military Family Association
Sesame Street Military Family Resources for Young Children
Staying Strong: How Schools Build Resilience in Military Families
Working with Military Kids: What Educators Need to Know
Quick Checklist for School Moves
School Withdrawal/Enrollment Checklist
A Military Family's Guide to School Transitions
Understanding the Needs of Students from Military Families
Unique Challenges Military Kids Face
Military Impacted Schools Association
Guidelines for identifying English learners