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Whether you’re new to DoDEA or returning to on of our schools – the information on this page will help you learn which school your child will attend, how to enroll your children in school as well as the basics regarding school calendars, immunization requirements, transportation, student meals, curriculum and graduation requirements.
For questions about information not contained on this page, please contact the DoDEA school in your community.
DoDEA is a field activity of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. It is headed by a Director who oversees all agency functions from DoDEA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. DoDEA's schools are divided into 3 areas:
- Department of Defense Schools - Europe (DoDDS-E),
- Department of Defense Schools - Pacific (DoDDS-P) / Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools - Guam (DDESS-G), and;
- the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).
DoDEA's schools serve the children of military service members and Department of Defense civilian employees throughout the world.
DoDEA eligibility & enrollment policies differ between the two types of schools. The following information provides information about eligibility for the 2 types of DoDEA schools.
- America: http://www.dodea.edu/Americas/aboutAm/amEligibility.cfm
- Europe: http://www.dodea.edu/Europe/enrollment/index.cfm
- Pacific: http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/offices/eligibilityEnrollment.cfm
Students who enroll in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are required to meet specific immunization requirements. These requirements represent the minimum requirements and do not necessarily reflect the optimal immunization status for students.
- America: http://www.dodea.edu/Americas/officesAM/amLOG/amSthudentTransport.cfm
- Europe: http://www.dodea.edu/Europe/offices/transportation/index.cfm
- Pacific: http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/offices/Logistics/transportation.cfm
To the maximum extent possible, DoDEA schools participate in available DoD Student Meal Programs. Qualified child nutrition professionals provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students and accommodate religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning and provides clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.