Department of Defense Education Activity

Questions and Answers

Yes. The specific course requirements are listed in the section above based upon the year of entry into 9th grade.

Yes. Two years of JROTC taken in a DODEA school satisfies the 0.5 course credit for Lifetime Sports.

No. Students graduating from a DODEA high school can only receive the standard or Honors diploma.

Yes. For receipt of the standard diploma, a cumulative 2.0 GPA is required and for the Honors diploma, a cumulative 3.8 GPA is required.

No. DODEA does not weight course grades in Honors courses due to the variance in course rigor throughout U.S. school systems.

Yes. Beginning with the 9th grade class of school year 2012-13, DODEA requires 4.0 credits of mathematics to graduate to include, Algebra I, Geometry, and two additional courses with course codes greater than 400). Additionally, 3 credits must be earned during grades 9-12.

Upon entry in a DODEA school, your local high school guidance counselor will review the official transcript from your former school to determine which courses meet DoDEA graduation requirements and what additional coursework is needed to graduate - this process is referred to as the transcript review.

Yes. Options include taking courses from the DODEA Virtual School and summer school make-up courses. Please see your local DODEA guidance counselor and administrator for additional information.

Your child’s graduation requirements are those established for DODEA students entering 9th grade during school year 2012-13. Please see the section above for the specific requirements.

DODEA does require a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Your local DODEA guidance counselor will frequently discuss your child’s academic progress and options available; please see them for additional information.

DODEA recognizes that military and civilian depends may transition frequently during their high school years. There are several options available to assist students with an on-time graduation, to include the Interstate Compact Agreement, Senior Year Transfer Options, and an Exception Process. Speak with your local DODEA guidance counselor of administrator for additional information.

The requirements for students entering 9th grade beginning school year 2014-15 are identified on this webpage; please see the section above.

There are several options available to assist students with an on-time graduation, to include the Military Interstate Compact Agreement and an Exception Process. Speak with your local DODEA guidance counselor or administrator for additional information.

The requirements to earn a standard diploma are 26.0 course credits, completion of specific courses (e.g., Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, etc.), and a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Additional requirements are needed to receive the Honors Diploma. The requirements for graduation are determined the year in which a student enters 9th grade; Refer to links provided on this webpage for additional information.

Grade point average, or GPA, refers to the averages of the quality point value that corresponds to the course grade earned. DODEA utilizes standard un-weighted quality point values (4-point scale) and weighted + quality point values (5-point scale) for computing GPAs. Weighted grades will be indicated by a “+” sign following the course title on the transcript. These scales include:

DODEA Grade/Quality Point System


Numerical Range

Un-weighted Quality Points

Quality Points


90 – 100




80 – 89




70 – 79




60 – 69




 0 – 59



The Honors diploma requires the completion of four Advanced Placement courses and the requisite exams, and a 3.8 GPA. Beginning with the 9th grade class of 2015-16, an additional 0.5 credit is required in economic literacy in career technical education, social studies, science or mathematics.

DODEA awards weighted course grades to student’s who take the requisite Advanced Placement exam.

Your local DODEA school guidance counselor or administrator can assist.