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Eligibility to Attend DoDEA Americas Schools

 Eligibility to attend DoDEA Americas schools is outlined in Section 2164 of title 10, United States Code and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1342.26, "Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools."  The following information summarizes the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility within the Continental United States (CONUS)

Dependent children of military members and civilian employees of the Department of Defense occupying permanent living quarters on any military installation served by a DDESS school program.

Eligibility within territories, possessions and commonwealths of the United States.


Students are eligible to attend on a tuition-free basis if they are dependents of:

  • military and civilian employees of DoD living on the installation.
  • military members on active duty, stationed or home-ported in the territory, possession, or commonwealth and not residing in permanent quarters.
  • military members on active duty who have been assigned to a remote location or unaccompanied tour of duty and their dependents have been authorized by designated location move orders to reside in the territory, possession, or commonwealth.
  • full-time DoD civilian employees, occupying a position that is subject by policy and practice to transfer in a territory, possession, or commonwealth and not residing in government quarters.
  • full-time, permanent, professional excepted service employees of the DoDEA Americas Arrangement not residing in permanent quarters on a military installation.


Dependent children of full-time civilian employees of non-DoD Federal agencies (whether they are or are not residing in government quarters), IF the employing agency certifies that they occupy a position that is subject by policy and practice to transfer in a territory, possession, or commonwealth AND THE EMPLOYING AGENCY AGREES to reimburse the DoD for the educational services provided.

Note: DoDEA Americas schools are not authorized to accept tuition payments from individuals.

Note: Residence in permanent living quarters on a military installation served by a DoDEA Americas school program does NOT guarantee eligibility to attend the DoDEA Americas schools. Sponsors are required to meet the criteria listed above, regardless of residence. DoDEA Americas is not authorized to enroll students whose sponsor does not meet the eligibility criteria.

Proof of Eligibility

See the list of documents required to determine eligibility for DoDEA Americas Schools.

DoDEA Cuba Eligibility

The W.T. Sampson school follows the eligibility requirements of the DoDEA Europe schools overseas.

Age Requirements

Immunization Requirements


New Students

Online Pre-Registration  (Use if this is the 1st time you are registering your child(ren) in our schools.)

Returning Students

The following forms are provided for your convenience, to complete and bring with you to your school's registration event:

DoDEA Student Registration Form 600.
DoDEA Educational Pre-Screening Questionnaire Form 620
DoDEA Consents and Authorizations Form 700
DoDEA Internet Use Agreement Form 700A
DoDEA ESL Program Guide Form F4 (Home Language Questionnaire)

Americas Regional Office

700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Director for Student Excellence:

Dr. Judith A. Minor

phone: 678-364-8000

Chief of Instructional Leadership Development:

Dr. Samantha Ingram

phone: 678-364-8012