Purple Star Campus

Military Families

Welcome to Silver Sands School. We are committed to providing critical transitional support for military-connected students as they relocate to our school due to a parent's change in duty station. Our focus is to eliminate barriers to the academic success of military-connected students. We are here to assist and support the military family lifestyle in such areas as school transitions, frequent moves, deployment, and education inconsistencies that exist from state to state, along with many others.

Military Point of Contact - Leesa King, School Counselor

Student Transition Program

Our Post Graduate students in our School-To Work Program (STW) act as our student-led military transitional liaisons.

The STW students will introduce themselves to the military student and share an informational flyer highlighting the school, important people to know on campus, and quotes from the students of what they like about Silver Sands School.

Teacher Professional Development

Silver Sands School teachers and paraprofessionals (Classroom Aids) are provided opportunities for professional development concerning the military and responding to military students and their families. This is done during pre-planning meetings and Faculty Meetings throughout the year.

Military Student Open Enrollment

Silver Sands School is a special ESE Day School which provides services to any student in Okaloosa County School District who qualifies for intensive educational supports based on Special Needs and their IEP. There is no limit to the open enrollment seats as long as the student is eligible to attend based on their IEP. Silver Sands School services students across Okaloosa County, but primarily in the central/south end of the county.

Silver Sands Military School Events

We honor and celebrate our military families throughout the year in many ways:

  • September

    • Constitution Week

  • November

    • Month of the Military Family

    • Veteran's Day - Meal, Parade, Video, and Wall of Honor

  • April

    • Month of the Military Child

    • Purple-Up! For Military Kids


OCSD Resources for Military Families

The OkaloosaSchools.com website has a detailed list of Military Family Resources and Educational Opportunities to best assist your family. It contains a PCS document, services, programs, educational resources, and so much more to aid in the success of your educational goals.

OCSD Military Families Tool-Kit

Silver Sands School Named a Purple Star School

Purple Star School

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