Military Star School Program
Clarkdale High School is dedicated to making military dependent students feel welcome and have all the support they need. Upon arrival:
- The parent will Identify as Active Duty when registering at our school.
- The parent will fill out a form to meet with our School Military Point of Contact, Mrs. Haley Alexander.
- The Counselor will meet with the parents and the student to evaluate academic history and determine proper placement in classes.
- The student and family will tour the campus with a member of CHS Leads.
- The counselor will check in with student weekly for the first few weeks to answer questions and help them find community.
Mrs. Alexander will review academic records of the previous school and parents will be given the opportunity identify areas of particular importance to the success of the student. Students will be included, as needed, in enrichment or referred for gifted testing. If necessary, students and parents will be included in academic interventions. Teachers and counselor will be available to meet to discuss any parental concerns.
The Lauderdale County Student Planning Tool will help determine credits that transfer from previous schools and provide options for graduation, CTE and dual enrollment.
Resources and Educational Opportunities for Military Families
Students may join clubs on campus once enrolled and participate in the many athletic teams offered. Students may also participate in military-based events such as Veteran's Day, Purple Up Day in April, and Military Career informational events.
Military Family Resources:
Information on the School's Student-Led Transition Program
For our military family students, a member of CHS Leads will be assigned to the individual student to make sure that student feels welcomed and has all the support they need. Upon arrival, a student leader will:
- Meet with the student, family and counselor (website and social media sites shared with families)
- Give the student a tour around campus
- Assist students with our campus, events, organizations, and athletic teams
- Check-ins will be scheduled to answer questions or concerns
The goal of our Exceptional Education Services is to inspire each student to become a productive member of society by becoming a problem solver and a life-long learner.
We offer extensive opportunities to each student in their least restrictive environment, so we are able to fulfill our mission as outlined in each eligible student's Individualized Education Plan.
If you have a child that is in need of exceptional educational services, please inform the school during enrollment.
- Veterans' Day Program during the month of November
- Month of the Military Child during the month of April
- Purple Up Day on April 19 on which all students are encouraged to wear purple to honor military kids
- Military Recognition Night at Varsity Baseball
- Military Recognition Night at Varsity Softball
- Weems Mental Health: Services offered for military members and families by providing a range of outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults, including mental health therapy, medication evaluation and management, community support services, and more.
- Fleet & Family Support Center: Provides programs, counseling, and training for children and family members of the U.S. Navy. This office is located at NAS Meridian.
- Military One-Source: Provides non-medical counseling services for children and youth of service members. Military. One Source also provides service members with resources and support to address a variety of issues and help build important life skills.
- The Comfort Crew: Support for social and emotional resiliency of military kids (provides comfort kits to military children)
- Blue Star Families: Support, connect, empowerment for military families created by other military families. Blue Star Families are committed to connecting military families with their neighbors for support
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK or text "TALK" to 741741
MS Suicide Hotline
Region 8 Crisis Line
Department of Mental Health Helpline
Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Students Against Violence
Mississippi Students Against Violence App
The app is available for free download on iPhone and Android phones by searching “Students Against Violence MS”.
School Liaison Contacts
Michela M. Haggerty
Army National Guard MS Liaison