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Zama American MHS

Get Involved

The most significant predictor of a student's achievement in school and preparation for a life of success and happiness is parental involvement. Parents who are actively engaged in the educational process are partners with teachers in ensuring that their child is receiving a good education.

Some ways to get involved include, but are not limited to:

  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 
  • School Advisory Committee (SAC) 
  • Installation Advisory Committee (IAC) 
  • School Improvement Leadership Team 
  • Zama Music Boosters 
  • Volunteer Field Trip Chaperone 
  • Chaperone Dances 
  • Guest Lecturer 
  • Awards Assemblies 
  • AVID 
  • Tutoring

Continuous School Improvement (CSI)

CSI stands for Continuous School Improvement and we would love your input!

The leadership and faculty of staff are committed to providing the best and most appropriate education possible for our students. For this reason, we have a mission, a vision, goals, and guiding principles. By continuously applying these, we are committed to never-ending self improvement. As educators, we know that our students deserve nothing less.

ZAHS School Advisory Committee (SAC)

SAC is made up of two elected parents and two elected teachers. Current SAC elected members are:

Teachers: This year's representatives are one Science Teacher and one Fine Arts Teacher
Parents: Rodney Rose and Ava McDermott
Student: Student Council Designee

During School Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings, ZAHS parents, faculty, staff, and students have the opportunity to present issues to the voting board members, who will discuss, vote, and act upon issues, as appropriate.

The School Advisory Committee ( SAC) is a group that can be comprised of parents, teachers, and other stakeholders who have a vested interest in quality education at Zama American Middle School. The committee's purpose is to review, formulate, and propose policies and programs affecting students and their education at Zama American Middle School.

School Advisory Council Meetings

As stated in Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 1342.15,* "Every parent, teacher, sponsor, student, DoDDS administrator, and military commander shall share the responsibility to work collectively in supporting the schools, in enhancing programs, and improving not only the delivery of educational programs and support services to DoDDS students, but also the overall quality of life shared by all personnel in the American overseas communities, of which the schools are an integral part."

Areas of focus include:

  • School policies affecting students and parents.
  • Administrative procedures affecting students.
  • Instructional programs and educational resources within the school.
  • Allocation of resources within the school to achieve educational goals.
  • Pupil Services (health, special education, testing) evaluation.
  • Student standards of conduct and discipline.
  • Policies and standards of the dependents' education system related to the above.

 If you have an issue involving an area of focus, please e-mail any SAC board member one week prior to the meeting. All issues falling under the responsibilities of SAC will be added to the agenda and presented at the meeting. Please remember that personnel issues are not addressed by SAC. Specific issues with personnel should be addressed individually with the teacher and the DoDEA chain of command.

Issues NOT addressed by the SAC:

  • Personnel practices or policies.
  • Individual teacher concerns should follow the DODEA chain of command.
  • Grievances of school employees.
  • Internal management of DoDDS or DoDDS programs.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) : 

Click here to visit the PTO page!

Volunteer

We need parent volunteers in all areas. If you are interested and available, please call the Zama American High School office at 263-3181 (on-post) or 81-46407-3181 (off-post). Services of volunteers are needed in our library, reading programs, classrooms, special education programs, and the computer room, etc. All volunteers must be registered with the Army Community Services, (ACS).