Curriculum & Standards
The Curriculum used in all DDESS Guam schools is standardized and determined by DoDEA. To learn more about the specific programs available for your students please visit each school website's Curriculum Courses and Curriculum Programs sections.
The Guam District Office employs Information Systems Specialists that work with the schools and the Area ISSs to ensure DDESS Guam school's curricular programs are running efficiently and receive the support they need. These ISS support positions are standardized by DoDEA:
Foreign Language Classes Offered in Guam
Middle: Chinese and Spanish
High: Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish
Special Education in GuamSpecial Education Programs and/or Services Request
If you think your child needs the assistance of our Special Needs Programs or Services please feel out the DoDEA Special Needs Questionnaire and turn it into your school's principal.
District LiaisonThe District Special Education Liaison assists in continuous compliance of special education monitoring standards, act as a liaison to schools in following the Special Education Procedural Guide, coordinates and provides trainings in subjects pertaining to special education and service delivery, acts as a liaison between DoDEA and outside agencies, i.e. EDIS, EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program), organizes Extended School Year programs, and participates in Monitoring compliance teams.
SPED in our Guam Schools
Assistive Technology Info and Request Process
Please contact your school's principal to fill out an Area Support request. The Principal will then contact the DoDEA Pacific Area AT Consultants and file the request on your behalf.
EDIS (Education & Developmental Intervention Services) provides evaluation and support via developmental pediatrics, social work, occupational therapy and physical therapy, for children birth through 3 years. EDIS and DoDEA Guam Schools work cooperatively to transition children as appropriate from EDIS to school services beginning at age 2 years 6 months.