Department of Defense Education Activity

Osan ES: Curriculum

In keeping with the DoDEA mission to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all our students for success in a dynamic, global environment, the DoDEA Curriculum Content Standards and the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) provide the framework for academic excellence. Our curriculum translates the standards in to a sequenced series of statements about what students will learn through their school experiences.

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Curriculum Programs

Curriculum programs are programs that are part of the curriculum, playing an essential role to support and improve the excellence of the core curriculum of DoDEA.

The following programs are provided for students who qualify:
Sure Start

Sure Start is a DoDEA Early childhood education program for four year old children. Sure Start offers a model school readiness program for families living and working at military installations overseas. The program offers a comprehensive approach to early childhood education that involves both children and families. There are 8 criteria an applicant must meet as eligibility requirements.

Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities (PSCD)

Early identification of developmental delays can help children avoid serious learning problems when they reach elementary school age. Children ages 3-5 are tested in 5 developmental areas. These areas include Motor, Cognitive, Language, Social and Adaptive skills. When a student shows a Developmental Delay in these areas, he/she may be eligible to attend the Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities (PSCD) program.

Compensatory Education

The Compensatory Education program (CEP) is a regular education supplemental program that provides additional help during the regular school day to students who are experiencing difficulties in math, reading, and/or language.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL program at Osan American Elementary School has been developed to provide support for students whose first language is not English or where a language other than English is spoken in the home. Our program includes advanced levels of English language enrichment by providing figurative and literary aspects of reading and writing, as well as basic grammar and vocabulary development.

Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)

Foreign Language in the Elementary School or FLES is taught in 27 schools across DoDEA. By introducing this new program, DoDEA hopes to build capacity in foreign languages by starting language learning at the earliest age possible. Starting SY 2007-2008 the FLES (Spanish) program has be offered at every elementary school in Korea.

More information on DoDEA standards and curriculum can be found on the links in the column to the right.