Military Family Resources

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American Preparatory Academy holds our military families in high esteem. We understand the challenges our active duty military families and students experience which is one of the reasons we strive to make transitions as smooth as possible.

At APA, we offer resources and support for military families through each of our campus administrators, counselors, and student ambassadors. If you are an active-duty military family in need of support as you transition your students to American Prep, we encourage you to connect with us. 

Points of Contact for our Military Families:

APA Governing Board honors military families

While American Prep has expressed support for our military families since its inception in 2003, our APA Governing Board recently passed a resolution, in March 2021, publicizing its support for military students and families. This resolution further cements our commitment to those who sacrifice so much to protect the freedoms we hold so dear.

Events to honor military families and veterans

At American Prep, we celebrate our veterans and military families through three events each year: Constitution Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day. The purpose of these important events is to honor the laws of our country, our military families, and our veterans while educating our entire community about the importance and sacrifice of those who serve and the families that support them. Please click on the images below to see examples of our events. 

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Professional Development for APA Staff

In addition to educating our  community about our veterans, we also educate and provide professional development to our staff members about special considerations for military students and families. Providing continued education to existing and new staff ensures our military students and families are continually supported throughout our campuses. 

Volunteer opportunities for active-duty military families

If you're an active-duty military parent, volunteering can be tough. At American Prep, we understand this and how important it is to parents to be involved in their child's success. We are happy to work with you and get you plugged-in at your child's campus.  Please connect with your campus administrator and let them know that you're a military parent and you want to volunteer. There are many ways to support our APA community.

 


Below are additional resources for our military families in Utah in addition to some national programs. 

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)

The MIC3 is an interstate agreement drafted to address some of the educational challenges transitioning children of military families face, including eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation, etc. For more information:

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The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes institutions that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite.

We are proud to announce that American Preparatory Academy has received the Purple Star Award from the Utah State Board of Education. The Purple Star designation for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. 

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Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a national program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Department of Defense through an agency called the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). The program helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in PK-12 public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are needed most. Learn More

Month of the Military Child

In 1986, the Secretary of Defense designated each April as “The Month of the Military Child” and all branches of services provide special days and events to honor their children. This commemoration recognizes the contributions that military children make as their parents, guardians and families serve our nation. Because of their resilience and ability to deal with life-changing events, military children are an inspiration and a source of pride for our nation.

Military Child Education Foundation

This website has a wide variety of information for parents and educators. MCEC is widely known as a reliable source of current information. The advantage for parents using this website is the opportunities for involvement for students and families. Learn More

These links may be particularly helpful:

https://www.militarychild.org/audience/parents

https://www.militarychild.org/audience/students

https://www.militarychild.org/resources

Military One Source

This a military-operated website designed to help Military Connected Families in every aspect of their life. This is a site that can help families in a variety of aspects other than just education. There is a wealth of information intended to assist the military family. Learn More

Military Youth and Teens

As a parent, your job is to find activities for your youth and teen that will teach them life skills and build community without boring them or turning them away. It’s especially important to engage military youth and teens in wholesome interests in which they feel safe and grounded. Learn More

Military Family Grant program 

Access to quality child care is a long-standing issue for military families, now worsened by the pandemic. If your military family depends on child care so you can go to work, work from home, or work on your education, we want to help by providing your family with cost reimbursements.

NMFA is awarding reimbursements up to $1,500 to eligible families. Learn More

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