Military-Connected Resources

Military-connected students have one degree of separation from their military sponsor.  Usually, the connection is biological, but it can also occur through adoption, foster parenting, or those with in loco parents' authorization.  

MUSD is committed to supporting military-connected students and their families in school transition and registration as well as providing information and resources for academic enrichment. MUSD wishes to engage in school and community partnership initiatives to foster student success while meeting military-connected students' unique needs.  



Condor Elementary School, Twentynine Palms Elementary School, Twentynine Palms Junior High School, and Twentynine Palms High School were awarded the Purple Star Designation.  

The Purple Star Designation Program seeks to:

  • Reduce burdens on military-connected students and their families, 

  • Provide transition supports, and 

  • Identify schools that are committed and best equipped to meet military-connected students' and their families' needs.

To learn more about Purple Star Schools, visit the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC).

Purple Star Point-of-Contacts

School Site



Condor Elementary School

Mr. Richard Romo


Twentynine Palms Elementary School

Ms. Nicole Trejo


Twentynine Palms Junior High School

Mr. Derek Swem


Twentynine Palms High School

Mr. Michael Ruggiero


School Liaison Government & External Affairs

Dr. Lorraine Miller-Nara


Enrollment and Registration

Military families in California can enroll in MUSD while also applying for special programs prior to arriving in the state.

MUSD Enrollment

Remote Enrollment FAQs

Remote Enrollment Fact Sheet


The Marine Corps School Liaison Program: SchoolLiaisonPCSBrochure.pdf


Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

The compact helps military-connected students have uniform treatment while transferring between school districts in member states. Some of the issues the compact assists with are enrollment, placement, attendance, and graduation.  

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