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ZMHS Information Center

Welcome to the Zama American Middle-High School Information Center Homepage

The role of the DoDEA School Library Information Center program is to support the DoDEA mission of preparing military children for success in a global environment. This mission is achieved by:

• Providing access to print and non-print resource materials that are aligned to the DoDEA curriculum;
• Facilitating library services and literacy programming that fosters a love of reading;
• Defining the essential information literacy skills required for student achievement in the 21st century; and
• Collaborating with educators to design learning strategies and deliver instruction that meets the needs of the military child.

Information Literate Students Will:

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge
3. Share their knowledge and understandings with others and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society
4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth

Digital Resources:

Role of the DoDEA Information Center
HS Electronic Databases


The Information Center is equipped with lots of computers with Internet access. At school, the computers are used for instructional rather than recreational purposes. Students may have access to the Internet after they and their parents sign a DoDEA Internet Access Agreement.

Student & Family Use

A student may use the Information Center before school and during the school day with a pass from a teacher.

Most books circulate for a period of two weeks. Family check out is also available. It is the responsibility of a student to return materials when due. Failure to do so can result in suspension of privileges.  Lost or missing book policy requires hardback replacements of the same book. Student academic records cannot be cleared if materials are owed in the library.

Guidelines for use of the Information Center

  1. The objective of the Information Center is to enhance the educational program of the school. The Information Center is not to be used for student social activities. Please be considerate and work as quietly as possible. Disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.
  2. Food, beverages, gum, backpacks, CD players or other electronic devices, or head coverings are not permitted in the Information Center at any time.
  3. Computers are to be used exclusively to gather information relevant to the school curriculum. Students may not visit sites designated as inappropriate by authorized school personnel. Use of chat rooms, games, on-line shopping and entertainment sites of any kind is strictly prohibited.
  4. All students must have a pass in order to visit the Information Center during the school day. Upon entering the Information Center, students must clearly print their name and the time they entered on the sign in roster. Students must also sign out each time they leave the Information Center.
  5. Failure to abide by these regulations will result in denial of visitation privileges to the Information Center.

DoDEA Curriculum

Find out more about each area of Curriculum on the DoDEA Headquarters website:

DoDEA Curriculum Programs

Find out more about the different programs offered in DoDEA's curriculum on our Headquarter's website: