On this page you will find essential information to put you on track towards GRADUATION AND BEYOND!
Our counselor's mission is to help guide our students to become caring and responsible individuals, who are productive members of the community. In addition, we are here to help each student strive to reach their full potential, by facilitating their academic career and personal/social growth through collaboration with Zama staff, parents, students, and other stakeholders.
Zama American High School is committed to the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA) vision for academic excellence. To ensure students in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) continue to have access to a quality educational program, the requirements for high school graduation have been increased. Please visit this link for the DoDEA graduation requirements: http://www.dodea.edu/students/graduation.cfm
Note: Students are required to have a 2.0 or above GPA in order to receive a DoDEA High School Diploma.
Please visit the
Curriculum page for Zama American High School course offerings and descriptions.
DoDEA's Six-Year Education/Career Plan is the blueprint for a high school education plan. The plan, provided to students, guides the decision making for appropriate classes to fulfill high school graduation requirements and meet future college and career goals. You can also use this six year educational plan to track your student's requirements and class completion from home: http://www.dodea.edu/students/upload/4Year-Plan_Example-1.pdf
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Parents, did you know you can track your student's grades using the parent portal in Gradespeed? Please visit this link to request a parent portal account: http://dodea.gradespeed.net/pc/Default.aspx
If it has been 4 years or less since the student attended Zama American High School, the student can contact ZAHS directly. (If longer than 4 years, see instructions here.) Transcript requests can be made by mail, fax, or e-mail. For questions, please e-mail or call the Registrar at 263-3181 (DSN), 011-81-46-207-3181 (Stateside), or 046-207-3181 (off-base in Japan).
Requests should include the following information:
CollegeBoard.org makes the following observations about students and the SAT: most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school, at least half of all students take the SAT twice in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year., and most students improve their score the second time around.
For the SAT Subject Tests, most students take them toward the end of their junior year or at the beginning of their senior year. In general, you should take tests such as World History, Biology E/M, Chemistry or Physics as soon as possible after completing the course in the subject. Students tend to do better on other tests like languages after at least two years of study.
It is never too early to start planning for the next step after high school. Please visit the links below for assistance in mapping your route to the future. Also, check out the Scholarships Available for ZAHS Seniors for specific scholarships currently available.
College Planning Guide