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Effective October 2019, Peninsula Catholic High School was awarded the Purple Star Designation 

Peninsula Catholic has always had a strong relationship with the military community, thanks in part to our close proximity to both Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis. Military families who transfer over the summer or throughout the year are welcomed and their students quickly integrate into the  PC community. Our Enrollment and Counseling Departments work closely with families to ensure a smooth transition. We are honored to serve the military and we are confident that no matter how long (or short) a stay in the Hampton Roads area, these young people will find a home at PC. 

PC graduates have been accepted to the most prestigious military academies across the country, including the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, The Citadel, and the Virginia Military Institute.

Recent PC graduates have also received Air Force and Marine Corps Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships and are now participating in ROTC programs across the country as well as at Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and the College of William and Mary.

We are honored to count as members of our staff and faculty many veterans, spouses of veterans, and children of veterans. Their experiences and special knowledge of the life of the military family enrich our community. 

As a testimony to our military appreciation, PC offers a military discount on tuition for all our active duty military families. Our military liaison is ready to help meet the needs of families new to the area. 

Shaylyn Baker

Military Student POC
(757) 596-7247 Ext.106

 Shaylyn Baker was a military spouse for fourteen years through multiple deployments while raising her   son, and she has experienced the unique challenges that face our military families. Having spent nine years   in parish ministry, she has also worked to support military families in a time of transition, from preparing   couples for marriage to preparing for the baptism of a new baby, she ensured accommodation of the unique   schedules and demands that military service placed upon the families she served. Shaylyn considers it a   great honor to serve our families who give so much in service to our country.


Candice Strickland

School-Based Transition Team Coordinator
(757) 596-7247 Ext. 105

 Candice Stickland has been a military spouse for over 20 years.  Her husband served in both the Navy and   Coast Guard, retiring after 20 years of service. They were stationed in Florida, Hawaii, Washington,   Alaska, Rhode Island,  and Virginia. Additionally, volunteers with the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society as   Caseworker and Budget for Baby Instructor, having served over 3,000 to support these causes. Mrs.   Strickland lives the military life and continues to support all those who do.



Resource Links

Military One Source

Virginia Department of Education: Military Families




Pamela Wray
Diocese of Richmond Central Office Point of Contact for School-Based Military Student Support Staff Member and for Military Families

Daniel Dunham
Statewide Support-Virginia Department of Education, Military Student and Family Specialist
(804) 225-2157