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Advanced Placement
 
Career and Technical Education
 
Early Childhood Education
 
English as a Second Language (ESL)
 
English Language Arts (ELA)
 
Fine Arts: Music Introduction
 
Fine Arts: Visual Arts Introduction
 
Gifted Education
 
Health Education
 
Host Nation Studies
 
Information Centers
 
Mathematics
 
Physical Education
 
Science
 
Social Studies
 
Special Education
 
Virtual School Program
 
World Language

GA/AL District

Superintendent: Dr. Christy Cabezas

Biography

706-545-7276

Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Assistant Superintendent:  Ms. Cheryl Lusane



706-545-2832

Education Operations Manager


706-545-8245

DSO Address

7441 Custer Road, Bldg 2670
Fort Benning, GA 31905-4300

GA/AL District Curriculum & Standards

In keeping with our mission to  educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world  the DoDEA Curriculum Content Standards and the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) provide the framework for academic excellence.

The GA/AL district does not provide all grade level programs.  Dependent students living on the military installations attend schools operated by the Local Education Agency in the civilian community for grade levels not offered by DDESS.


Pre-Kindergarten

GA/AL Schools offer a half-day Pre-K program to children who reside on post and who will be four years old on or before September 1, of the current year.

Pre-K teachers utilize a student-centered approach and encourage children to develop their abilities as they work in areas focused on computer skills, art activities, creative play, and academic readiness.


Special Education

Special Education services are available to all students including preschoolers. If you have concerns regarding your child's academic, physical, social, or language development, you may contact your child's teacher or the principal. Preschool children ages three and four years with developmental delays, physical disabilities, or speech-language problems may be eligible for services.

Contact the Special Education Office

  • Fort Benning:  706-545-5520
  • Fort Rucker: 334-255-2822
  • Maxwell AFB: 334-953-7804
  • Fort Benning: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 706-545-3835
  • Fort Rucker: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 334-255-7237
  • Maxwell AFB: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 334-953-4953

Gifted/Enrichment Program

Our program for gifted students who meet eligibility criteria for gifted or enrichment is based on curriculum that emphasizes

  • Higher level thinking skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Development of a strong self concept
  • Aesthetic awareness
  • Development of positive interpersonal relations

Instructional Support

All GA/AL Schools offer Instructional Support services to help accelerate student progress. Students whose standardized test scores indicate a weakness in reading and/or math may qualify to receive additional academic support in an Instructional Support program.

English-As-A-Second Language

The English-As-A-Second Language program is designed to assist students whose native language is not English.

Fort Benning

  • ESL students from grades K - 8 are served at Faith Middle School and White Elementary School.
  • Students in Pre-K are served in the regular classroom.

 

Fort Rucker

English Language Learners are immersed in a language-rich environment in the general curriculum and receive a continuum of support using a variety of service delivery models. Please contact the school principal for more information.

Maxwell AFB

English Language Learners are immersed in a language-rich environment in the general curriculum and receive a continuum of support using a variety of service delivery models. Please contact the school principal for more information.