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. A school is honored with the Purple Star Award if it establishes a culture of support for students and families connected with the nation’s military. Pioneer Career and Technology Center values the sacrifices made by our enlisted personnel. Saying goodbye to a parent or loved one as they leave for a duty assignment can be very difficult for children. Transferring schools, leaving friends and coming to a new community to start all over again places stress on the youth of military families. We want to help and support the entire family socially, emotionally and academically. Contact Dan Dornbirer in Student Services for more information. Click here to go to the Military Family Support page.