DoDEA Curriculum Programs 

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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
Physical Education
Social Studies
Special Education
Virtual School Program
World Language

In keeping with our mission to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all our students for success in a dynamic, global environment 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.


The Fort Benning 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. You may contact the Special Education Office at 706-545-5520 if you are concerned about your preschooler.

For infants and toddlers, ages 0-2, you may contact Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 706-545-3835.

Gifted/Enrichment Program

Fort Benning Schools' 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, and the development of positive interpersonal relations.

Instructional Support All Fort Benning 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

ESL students . . .

Maxwell AFB

ESL students. . .