Purple Up! Bulldogs

Helping Military Connected Students

C. D. Hylton High School Bulldog Crew is designed to help all military connected students and their families adapt and transition into a new school and community.  Military students can learn about their new school, community, and gain valuable knowledge about their new surroundings. Hylton has faculty and staff who have served or are serving in the military and their spouses. Hylton’s Purple Up! Bulldogs plan to support veterans through their Wreaths Across America campaign, which gives students the opportunity to volunteer to lay wreaths or sponsor a wreath to placed on veterans’ grave sites. If you are new to the area or military connected please take this time to complete our survey Military Connected Student Survey

 If you have any question please contact, Mrs. Pitre, pitrend@pwcs.edu

April the the Month of the Military Child.  Purple Up! Day will be celebrated.  Please wear Purple to celebrate students who are military connected.


Registration for Incoming Military Families

For incoming military personnel not living in Prince William County but who intend to move to Prince William County within 120 days, the Code Of Virginia 22.1-3 allows for enrollment in the school division of the child’s intended residence if documentation is provided, at the time of enrollment, of military orders of the service member parent or an official letter from the service member’s command indicating such relocation.

Planning Your Move-PWCS

Interstate Compact For Military Families

This is based on Article V of Virginia regulation 22.1-360 through 22.1-361. Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children:  

B. Educational program placement. The receiving state school shall initially honor placement of the student in educational programs based on current educational assessments conducted at the school in the sending state or participation/placement in like programs in the sending state. Such programs include, but are not limited to, (i) gifted and talented programs and (ii) English as a second language (ESL) programs. This does not preclude the school in the receiving state from performing subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement of the students.

 Required Documentation

Documentation indicating a permanent address within the school division, such as a deed, signed lease, or ratified sales contract, shall be provided to the school division within 120 days of a child’s enrollment or tuition for the days since the child’s enrollment in school.  The assignment of the school such child will attend shall be determined by the local division


 Planning Your Arrival-PWCS

Academic Planning for Military Families

C. D. Hylton Specialty Programs  

Special Needs Navigation and Parental Rights

PWCS honors the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and the Individuals with Disabilities Act. By the terms of the Compact, students who were receiving Special Education services will provide comparable services to the student based on his/her current IEP (individualized education plan) and will make reasonable accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities.  The receiving school (C. D. Hylton) may perform subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement in the receiving school.  

Special Needs Navigation and Parental Rights

English Learner Program and Services  

We provide a program of language instruction in a supportive settings so that ELs (English Learners) attain proficiency in English and meet the same challenging academic content and student achievement standards as other students.


PWCS honors the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. By the terms of the Compact, PWCS has an obligation to provide like services for children of active duty military parents new to the Division who have documented evidence of receiving gifted services in their prior school system. The student's identification and need for services is honored until a determination is made for identification and placement in the PWCS system. These students should receive services during the IDP (identification) process until they are found eligible or not eligible for services specific to PWCS. 

C. D. Hylton High School Useful Links

C. D. Hylton Counseling Program

C.D. Hylton High School

Naviance Student



Useful Links

Military Connect


Kahn Academy

Blue Star Families

Fisher House

Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS)

Fort Belvoir Family and MWR

Marine Corps Base Quantico-EMFP Program


“There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”- Colin Powell

WE ARE FAMILY -- Working Together for Academic Excellence!




C. D. Hylton High School

Principal:  David Cassidy

Asst. Principals

Tony Switzer
Students: A-F

Stan Jones
Students: G-M 

Lee Holland
Students: N-Z

Betsy Campagna
C.I.S.L. Coordinator

Sal Colangelo
Director of Student Activities

Jason Ritenour
TAA, Discipline
Students A-K

Kerry Reid
TAA, Attendance
Students: L-Z

Christina Langley
Director of Counseling


Fort Belvoir
Wendy O'Sullivan

Jamie Albers

Marine Corps Base Quantico
Penny Rowley

Naval District Washington
Horace Franklin


Barry Smith
Students: A-B

Laurie Covington
Students: C-F

Christy Genova
Students: G-Ki

Megan Pomfret
Students: Kl-Ne

Nicole Pitre
Students: Ng-SC

Holly Banner
Students: Se-Z

Michaella Beatty

Tracy Main
College and Career

Rachel Perkins
School Social Worker

Suzanne Fouche
School Psychologist

Sara Smith
New Horizions