Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA VS: Curriculum and Courseware

The courseware and curriculum for the DoDEA Virtual School has been carefully selected to ensure that each student will receive an education from an accredited entity that meets all DoDEA requirements, to include adherence to DoDEA’s Learning Management System, Schoology. Each student will be provided with a DoDEA student email address upon registration in their local school that will allow them to access their online courses. Parents are welcome to use their student’s account information to access their student’s courses as well.

Students’ courses in the virtual option are not self-paced. Each course contains an assignment schedule with required due dates for assignment completion and synchronous meetings with the student’s teacher.

All students in grades K-5 are enrolled in four core content areas: Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Depending on grade level, students are also enrolled in either Art, Music, or PE. 

Students in grades 6-8 are enrolled in four content areas: Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Math placement for grades 6-8 is determined by the counselor at the local school. 

Students in grades 7 or 8 who have already earned high school credit in one year of Spanish, Japanese, German, or French may be able to register with the DoDEA Virtual High School (DVHS) for the second year of the appropriate course in order to continue their foreign language study without interruption. Enrollment in a high school World Language course is dependent upon course and staff availability.

Students in grades 9 - 12 are placed into courses based on local school counselor requests, aligned with DoDEA graduation requirements.

Curriculum Standards

All courses procured for the virtual option are fully accredited and address the contingent College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for each grade level and course. Further information on the CCRS can be found here: