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DoDEA GradeSpeed - Online Grade Book for Grades 4-12
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Online Grade Book for Grades 4-12
Global IT Help Desk - (DoDEA Employees)
Global IT Help Desk
(DoDEA Employees)
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) - The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA)
The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education

Library Services

The school Information Center provides a variety of books for reading and reference.  Books may be checked out by the students. If a student loses or severely damages a book, the parents will be responsible for reimbursement.  We also have a parent collection of books containing useful resources and parenting tips. Please feel free to view or checkout materials from our collection.

The DoDEA School Information Center program:
  • Provides access to print and non-print resource materials that are aligned to the DoDEA curriculum.
  • Facilitates library services and literacy programming that fosters a love of reading.
  • Defines the essential information literacy skills required for student achievement in the 21st century.
  • Collaborates with educators to design learning strategies and deliver instruction that meets the needs of the military child.

Reading Counts

Scholastic Reading Counts (SRC) is a program that encourages students to read for enjoyment and understanding.

Reading Counts Quiz Search
Provides information about books that are supported by SRC quizzes.  You can view the available quizzes to help you and your child select books for Reading Counts points.

Information Resources and Databases

The Information Center has many databases that students use as they learn about:

  • accessing information efficiently and effectively;
  • evaluating information critically and competently

Students can access these resources from home as well.

Arts & Humanities for ES
Arts & Humanities by GALE CENGAGE K-6 Online Databases
ASCD Collection
ASCD Collection: Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) has helpful links and resources.
Biography In Context
Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — spanning history and geography.
Britannica Learning Zone
The Britannica Discovery Library has been chosen as a winner of the 2007 Teacher's Choice Award.
Britannica School - ES
Britannica School is a global digital media company with products that promote knowledge and learning.
Children's Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)
This rich resource covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through sixth grade.
Culture Grams State Edition
CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas.
Since its beginnings in 1974, the aim of CultureGrams has been to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples by creating and publishing concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content.
CultureGrams™ Kids Edition
CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas.
Discovering Collection
The databases selected for searching offer a combined 316,151 articles.
EBSCO Publishing complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.
Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
EBSCO service is to search within a single database, and more than one database to search.
Education Research Complete
Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Educator's Reference Complete
Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources.
eLibrary® Curriculum Edition (includes History Study & Literature Learning)
eLibrary® Curriculum Edition (includes History Study & Literature Learning) by
eLibrary® Science
eLibrary® Science BY Big Chalk
eLibrary®  Elementary
eLibrary®  Elementary by Big Chalk
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources.
ERIC® Plus Text
ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Gale Encyclopedias for ES
Gale Encyclopedias for ES by Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Gale Power Search for ES
Discover all of the great content available at your library right here. Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos.
General Reference
General Reference by GALE CENGAGE Learning.
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context by GALE Cengage Learning.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) by GALE Cengage Learning
History Collection for ES
History Collection for ES by GALE Cengage Learning.
Junior Edition
This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
Kids Search
Kids Search powered by EBSCOhost
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center powered by Infotrac
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary by Britannica Digital Learning
Middle and Junior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)
This Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.
National Geographic Kids
Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen it before.
NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus powered by EBSCOhost
PowerKnowledge Earth & Space
PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science is a new online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 and struggling middle school students.
PowerKnowledge Life Science
PowerKnowledge Life Science is a new online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 and struggling middle school students.
Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.
ProQuest Education Journals™
ProQuest® Education Journals gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text.
ProQuest® Professional Education
This database gives users access to hundreds of top educational publications, offering complete information on a wide range of educational topics.
Research Starters - Business, Education and Sociology
Research Starters - Business, Education and Sociology powered by EBSCOhost - an online database for students to search within a single database.
Science in Context
Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects.
Searchasaurus powered by EBSCOhost - Searchasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.
Senior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)
Wilson's Senior High Core Collection is selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12 is invaluable for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support in the high school library.
SIRS® Decades—Primary and secondary sources covering 20th Century American History
SIRS® Discoverer
SIRS Discoverer®—Content hand-selected for younger researchers in grades K-9
SIRS® WebSelect
SIRS® WebSelect—Collection of editorially-selected reliable and credible educational websites covering all curriculum topics.
STEM for ES by Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Student Edition InfoTrac for ES
This periodical database is designed for students with access to a variety of magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information.
Student Resource Center - Junior
Student Resource Center - Junior powered by GALE CENGAGE Learning.
Student Resources in Context
This next-generation portal reaches out to today’s students with a Web-like user experience, which intuitively conveys needed information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
U.S. History in Context
U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.
World History in Context
World History in Context is a comprehensive online collection that uses an intuitive, Web-like interface to provide multicultural, global and research-based dynamic content that supports today’s history research requirements.
Lost or Damaged Books

Parents are responsible for reimbursing the school for all lost or damaged books.  It is preferred that this is done by replacing the lost or damaged book with a new book.  The new book should be a hardback, on a comparable topic, and of equal or greater value than the book it is replacing.

Age of Book Reimbursable % of Original Value
New 100%
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years
5 years

Payment for lost or damaged books will be made by money order payable to U.S. Treasury.


DoDEA Vision 

To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.

DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in  dynamic world.

Goal 1

By the end of the school year, all students will improve their reading skills by utilizing vocabulary strategies that focus on context clues and vocabulary development across the curriculum.  Progress will be measured through the use of standardized and local assessments.

Goal 2

By the end of the school year, all students will increase proficiency in number sense in operations as measured by system wide and local assessments.