DoD school system information request

Posted by: delbows

DoD school system information request - 05/14/06 04:58 AM

My husband may have an opportunity to accept a position at Ramstein AB, Germany. I am very concerned about whether the U.S. Defense Department school system would offer an appropriate education for our children. Others have told me that it isnít bad. I probably would be considered rude if I had asked what they offer for gifted students.

Since you all have gifted kids, I thought Iíd throw this question out to you. Does anyone have experience with the DoD system in general or the Ramstein area in particular? Please offer your insights. Thanks.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: DoD school system information request - 05/15/06 03:12 AM

Hello,

I am not familiar with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), but I was able to find some information on the programs they offer on the Education America site: http://www.educationamerica.net/browse.phtml?sid=nn&eid=1076&a=eip

"The range of special programs available in DoDDS includes special education, English as a Second Language, and Talented and Gifted."

As you can see they indicate that they do provide programs for gifted learners, therefore it would probably be a good idea to find a contact who is familiar with their GT program.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: DoD school system information request - 05/15/06 03:34 AM

Hello,

Below are two links that should provide some information on the GT programs available throught the Department of Defense.

DoDDS-E GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM: http://www.eu.dodea.edu/ed/gifted.htm

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) - Gifted Education:
http://www.dodea.edu/instruction/curriculum/ge/index.htm
Posted by: delbows

Re: DoD school system information request - 05/16/06 06:42 AM

Thank you!