Department of Defense Education Activity

Ankara Elementary/High School is part of DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) Europe South district, accredited by AdvanceEd. AEHS follows a US curriculum, with all classes taught in English, and has a highly diverse, international student body.

AEHS meets College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) and evaluates student achievement using The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing. In addition, AEHS offers a range of special programs and enrichment courses each year, tailoring to the needs of each individual student.

Full-time Specialists on Staff:

  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Reading Specialist
  • Math Coach
  • Registered Nurse
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Educational Technologist and Gifted Coordinator

Enrichment Courses:

  • Turkish language (Middle and High School)
  • Host nation / Turkish culture (Elementary School)
  • Spanish (Middle and High School)
  • Yearbook (8-12)
  • Music / Band (K-12)
  • Drama
  • Art (K-12)
  • Health and PE (Physical Education) (K-12)
  • Gifted placement (K-12)
  • Robotics and STEM
  • Honors courses (High School)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) courses (college credit opportunity)
  • DoDEA Europe Premiere Activities
  • DoDEA Virtual School (additional online courses available)
  • Dual-enrollment (receive credit for High School & college courses)

AEHS Programs:

  • Spelling Bee (K-8)
  • Science Fair (K-5)
  • International Day
  • Drama Club
  • Geography Club (Elementary and Middle School)
  • Math Counts (Middle and High School)
  • After-school Sports (8-12)
    • Boys’ and Girls’ soccer
    • Boys’ and Girls’ basketball
    • Boys’ and Girls’ volleyball
    • Boys’ and Girls’ tennis
  • Homework Club (grades K-5, and grades 6-8)
  • Student Council (Elementary and Middle/High School)
  • Model United Nations (MUN) (Middle and High School)
  • National Honor Society (NHS) (High School)
  • National Junior Honor Society (JNHS) (7-8)
  • Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (High School)
  • Educators Rising (High School)
  • International Student Leadership Institute (High School)
  • Student to Student (peer mentoring) (K-12)
  • Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)


Many of our teachers have Schoology accounts for students. Please request access information from teachers. 

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Ankara ES/HS

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Ankara ES/HS

School Address
Unit 7010
APO, AE 09822
Phone: 90-312-422-7000
DSN Phone: 314-672-7000