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Purple Star School of Kansas

Leavenworth USD 453 values its close connection to Fort Leavenworth and the military families that aid in making our community rich with diversity. The district strives to make each of our schools a welcoming place for military families, and aims to ease the tension students may experience while transitioning to a new school. 

Fort Leavenworth Resources

Various support services are available for military families preparing to enter the Leavenworth community.

Transportation Enrollment - Fort Leavenworth provides transportation to and from Leavenworth High School for students in grades 10-12 at no cost. Students attending 9th grade at Leavenworth High School are provided transportation for a fee.

School Support Services
600 Thomas Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
Phone: 913-684-1655  

School Liaison Officer
Ashley Parsons
Phone: (913) 684-1655

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

Kansas was the first state to adopt the Interstate Compact into statute on April 9, 2008. The Compact focuses on easing educational transitions frequently encountered by students of military families. Issues covered under The Compact are: 


  • Educational Records
  • Immunizations
  • Kindergarten & First Grade Entrance Age

Placement & Attendance

  • Course & Educational Program Placement
  • Special Education Services
  • Placement Flexibility
  • Absence Related to Deployment Activities


  • Eligibility for Student Enrollment
  • Eligibility for Extracurricular Participation


  • Waiving courses required for graduation if similar coursework has been completed
  • Flexibility in accepting state exit or end-of-course exams, national achievement tests, or alternative testing in lieu of testing requirements for graduation in the receiving state
  • Allowing a student to receive a diploma from the sending school instead of the  receiving school

Deployment Information and Resources

Effects of Deployment on Children and Families.

Guide for Parents, School Officials, and Public Administrators. 

Fort Leavenworth Army Community Services.

Additional Resources


The Leavenworth Schools enrollment process is completed entirely online via PowerSchool. 

Start The Enrollment Process

Extra Curricular Activities

Leavenworth High School offers many clubs and extracurricular activities for all students. 

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