Educational Opportunities for Students
Students may participate in the Junior Division (grades 6-8) or Senior Division (grades 9-12). There are four types of contest entries: documentary, exhibit, paper (for individual students only), and performance. The National History Day web site has more information on the categories and rules that apply. http://www.nhd.org/Contest.htm
Space Camp is a five-day program offered in Huntsville, Alabama, that provides a unique, hands-on approach to learning science outside the classroom. For more information about Space Camp, visit their website at www.spacecamp.com.
Students interested in applying for this scholarship may do so at the following Military Child Education Coalition web site.
1) Speller cannot have passed the 8th grade before February 1st
2) Speller must not have reached his/her 15th birthday on or before August 31st
The applicant must be a male who has successfully completed his junior year of high school and has at least one more semester of high school remaining. Applicants must have exhibited outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service to their schools and community to be considered.
Schools are encouraged to make parents and students aware of this summer opportunity and provide them with contact information. General program information and a listing of state directors are available at your school administration office. Parents and students should contact their state's director regarding eligibility requirements, the application process and cost of participation. For more information, please visit the American Legion Boys Nation web site.
DoDEA high school students enrolled in Lodging II (PTT402 ) or Lodging IV ( PTT404) have the opportunity to take the Lodging Management Program (LMP) Year 1 or Year 2 certification exam.
Students who pass both exams and complete the necessary 160 hours of work experience receive the professional designation of Certified Rooms Division Specialist (CRDS) which acknowledges competencies in four areas of lodging management: Front Office/Front Desk, Food and Beverage, Marketing and Sales, and Rooms Division. Please visit your school administration office for more information.
DoDEA will again be participating in the President’s Education Awards Program this year. DoDEA students are eligible for one of two honors: the President’s Award for Educational Excellence or the President’s Award for Educational Achievement. For each award, students receive certificates signed by the President, the U.S. Secretary of Education, and the principal. To be eligible for the President's Award for Educational Excellence, students at each award level (elementary, middle, or high school) must meet minimum requirements. Please visit your school administration office for more details.
Students are asked to participate in the activities in the Junior Duck Stamp educational program and then create drawings or paintings to submit for the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. DoDEA will submit one "best of show" entry for the national competition. At the national level, students with the top three art entries and the top three conservation messages receive cash awards. Each year the winning entry from the national contest is made into the Junior Duck Stamp, which is sold for $5.00 by the U.S. Postal Service and the Amplex Corporation. Links to the brochures regarding contest rules, past winning entries, curriculum guides, and other useful information are located on the web site: http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/
Visit the MathCounts Website
Visit the RSI website
*The above listing of student competitions is offered as a service to the DoDEA' student community. DoDEA, DoD, and the Federal Government intend no endorsement of the listed competitions or their sponsoring organizations.