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Ohio Department of Education designates Carroll “Military Friendly” School

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Carroll High School became the first 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 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.

Principal Matt Sableski: “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. 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.”

Col. (Ret.) Cassie Barlow, Carroll High School Board President, parent of alumni, and former commander of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: “Our family chose 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 and iGEM programs.


Founded in 1961, Carroll High School is a Catholic, co-educational high school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Carroll strives to develop each of its 738 students spiritually, intellectually and physically. In order to prepare students to meet their own needs and the needs of the society in which they live, Carroll provides a broad spectrum of spiritual, academic and athletic opportunities. This process coupled with Catholic beliefs promotes the total growth of Carroll’s students. For more information, contact Michael Franz, Director of Communications.

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