Department of Defense Education Activity

 KDES Special Education

Kadena ES provides a full range of educational programs for children with learning disabilities. Many medically related services are available through the Educational & Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS). When you apply to attend the school, it is very important to provide all special and/or confidential documents from previous schools. By providing this information to the office, we will ensure prompt placement for your child(ren). In some cases, further educational assessment may be necessary, so as to comply with DoDDS eligibility requirements. Should further assessment be necessary, it will be completed well within the legally allotted time frame. You will always be invited and expected to attend meetings involving your children and address their progress and needs. Prior school records are needed to verify grade placement and grade level history. Please present, at the minimum, the latest report card when enrolling. If not available, a temporary placement will be made until the report card is provided. There is no requirement for a physical examination. But, all students must have an up-to-date Certificate of Immunization. This certificate is obtained from the school and verified by the local medical facility or school nurse.

SPED Curriculum 

For more information on the DoDEA SPED program as well as resources and publications for parents please visit the DoDEA HQ Sped site.