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WELCOME to the Panther Nation!

We love welcoming new students into the PRHS family!  A School Counselor and/or someone from the Purple Heart Team will meet with your child(ren) for a welcome meeting. In that meeting, transcripts will be reviewed, questions about Volusia County will be answered, and we will offer a school tour. 

Many of our school tours are guided by one of our Air Force JROTC Cadets. They do a fantastic job helping students learn, not only where their classes are, but also all about being a Panther! 

Mr. Langley, our Guidance Department Chair, and Stephanie Navas, our Senior Army Instructor for JROTC, can serve as your main points of contacts. 

Seven C’s of Child and Youth Education Services

  • Connecting schools, families and communities to meet the unique needs of PreK-12 military-connected students.

  • Cultivate communication pathways between families, schools, community stakeholders and the military.

  • Customize real-time solutions for military-connected students facing transitional barriers and educational gaps.

  • Collaborate with community stakeholders to build a platform for enhanced educational opportunities and partnerships.

  • Comprehensive professional development for educators to understand the military lifestyle.

  • Construct a network of extensive resources for building resilient communities.

  • Create a system of support for military-connected students experiencing parental deployment or separation.

Academic Resources

Click HERE to access our school academic resources, such as:

Community/Family Resources

  • Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission --The Compact deals with the challenges of military children and their frequent relocations. It allows for uniform treatment as military children transfer between school districts in member states.
  • Military Veterans Certification Pathway --

    Effective July 1, 2022, Florida issues a 5-year Temporary Certificate for military veterans who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and meet all of the following preliminary requirements:

    • Minimum of 48 months of active duty military service with an honorable/medical discharge on DD214.
    • Minimum of 60 college credits with a 2.5 grade point average on an official transcript.
    • Passing score on a Florida subject area examination for bachelor’s level subjects (except Exceptional Student Education K–12) which demonstrates mastery of subject area knowledge.
  • MCEC --Military Child Education Coalition
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship --On March 27, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law House Bill (HB) 1, which expands available school choice options for all students in Florida. As of the 2023-24 school year, the bill eliminates financial eligibility restrictions and the current enrollment cap for the Family Empowerment Scholarship Educational Options. HB 1 also increases the annual scholarship cap growth for the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities from one percent to three percent annually to address high demand and wait lists.

School Counseling

Click HERE to access PRHS School Counseling Resources.

Upcoming Events/News

Click HERE to access PRHS Upcoming Events/News.