School counselors are strategically positioned to help students in developing strategies to deal with educational, personal, and social challenges that may interfere with the educational process. To respond to the challenges of the DoDEA Strategic Plan, DoDEA is implementing a Competency-Based Counseling Program (CBCP) under the authority of DS 2946.1 in all schools. To meet the needs of all students today and tomorrow, the CBCP provides a balance of direct and indirect services and activities.
The President's Education Awards Program (PEAP)-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with NAESP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals-was developed to help principals recognize and honor graduating elementary, middle and high school students who have achieved high academic goals through hard work and dedication to learning.
Outstanding Academic Excellence - Students receiving the Excellence Award have scored at the minimum of the 90th percentile in Math or Reading on the Terra Nova Standardized Test and have been on the Principal's all A Honor Roll for all four quarters.
Outstanding Academic Achievement - Students receiving the Achievement Award have scored at the minimum of the 85th percentile on the Math, Language or Reading Terra Nova Standardized Test and have been on the A/B or the A and A/B honor roll, for all four quarters.