About Our School

Kadena High School

Background Information: Kadena High School is a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school serving the children of military service members and civilian employees living in Okinawa, Japan. Kadena offers students dynamic and challenging courses of study complete with cultural opportunities that serve to create a unique academic and social experience. Kadena students have the opportunity to pursue their passion and interest in the science, humanities, art and athletic fields as our school provides a comprehensive curriculum consisting of 14 Advanced Placement courses, general education and exploratory coursework and extracurricular opportunities. All courses are offered via a blended schedule of seven-period days and two block days per week allowing our students an opportunity to earn ½ Carnegie unit per semester toward the completion of a 26-credit diploma. In addition, all Kadena High School students must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA to meet graduation requirements.

Minimum Required Graduation Credits

Grading Scales

Subject Area

Credits

% Range

Letter Grade

Grade Points

Language Arts

4

100-90

A

4.0

Mathematics

4

89-80

B

3.0

Social Studies

3

79-70

C

2.0

Science

3

69-60

D

1.0

Foreign Language

2

59 & below

F

0.0

Fine Arts

1

 

 

 

Physical Education

1 ½

Advanced Placement Grading Scale

Career Technical Education

2

 

A

5.0

Health

½

 

B

4.0

Electives

5

 

C

3.0

 

 

 

D

2.0

Total

26

 

F

0.0

 

Ranking Policy

As a policy, the Department of Defense Dependent School System does not rank its students until the completion of the student’s 8th academic semester. However, cumulative grade point averages are computed for each student and are determined by averaging the grade points for all coursework with weighted grade points applied for Advanced Placement courses.

KDHS Bell Schedule

Motto

We take care of ourselves. We take care of each other. We take care of our school!
 

Core Values

Students, Teachers, Staff, Administrators and Parents will:

  • Demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and school property

 

  • Demonstrate integrity in thought, word, and deed

 

  • Hold a shared sense of purpose toward teaching and learning

 

Promote a challenging environment where students:

  • Can achieve individually and in groups to solve problems and think critically

 

  • Have means available to pursue higher level learning opportunities

 

  • Feel safe and willing to experiment with new ideas
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We belong to the DoDEA Pacific South School District which is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  DoDEA is a Department of Defense field activity operating under the direction, authority, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

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