DoDEA Americas
  • Welcome to W.T. Sampson School
  • Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Home of the Sharks and Pirates
  • Established 1931 - Oldest DoDDS school in the world 
  • Part of the SC/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba School District



Continuous School Improvement Goals

  • By June 2016, all students will increase communication skills through the use of the targeted 6+1 Traits of Organization and Word Choice to write clearly and effectively across the curriculum as measured by selected system-wide (Terra Nova 3 Language Arts subtest) and local assessments (Writing Prompts and 6+1 Traits of Writing Rubrics).

  • By June 2016, all students will improve their problem solving and reasoning abilities in all content areas by evaluating arguments, generalizing solutions, explaining answers and connecting skills to solve real world problems, as measured by an increase in percent of students by grade level in the top two quarters according to the Terra Nova 3rd Edition Mathematics and Science Subtests and percent of students at or above the standard on selected local assessments (Grades PK-2).

Sampson Happenings

Important Test Date Information

SAT - Sat, 6 Dec 0745 - 1300

Native American Heritage Month


We pause to reflect on the profound ways that Native Americans have shaped our country's character and culture. Read more...

DoD Celebrates Military Family Month in November


Military Family Month recognize those who support the nation's armed forces but who don't wear the uniform: military families. Read more...

Teacher of the Year Nominations


Nominations for the 2016 DoDEA Teacher of the Year now Open. Read more...

Teacher of the Year Nomination Process

American Education Week, 2014


DoDEA takes pride in great schools and through American Education Week, we celebrate DoDEA’s education tradition.Read more...

2014 Speak Up Survey for DoDEA Schools


Take the Survey! Survey Open Until December 19, 2014. Read more...

Ebola Facts and Information


DoDEA is collaborating closely with the Department of Defense in taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola. - Read more..

Enterovirus D-68

Enterovirus D-68

Prevention is the Best Medicine When Facing Enterovirus D-68. Read more...

U.S Army's eCYBERMISSION Kicks Off 13th Year of Competition


Register Now for 2014-2015 STEM Competition; Students Imagine Innovative Solutions to Real-World Challenges that Could Build a Better Future. Read more...

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching


The PAEMST program is pleased on announcing the 2014-2015 cycle for grades 7 - 12 will open on October 1st for nominations and November 1st for applications. Read more...


Download the guide here.

Need Lunch Tickets for SY 2014-2015 - check out the NEX and head to Customer Service!

Free and Reduced Meal Application

School Lunch Information

Google Apps for Education: Google Accounts for Students and Teachers

Google Apps for Edu

Thinking Ahead - Make a plan for your future:

Understanding a DoDEA High School

SAT Test Dates and Info (2013-2014)

*Dates offered at WT Sampson:

December 6, 2014

May 2, 2015

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ACT Test Dates and Info (2013-2014)

*Dates offered at WT Sampson:

December 13, 2014, Registration Deadline is November 7, 2014 - Late registration (late fee applies) is NLT November 8-21, 2014

April 18, 2015, Registration Deadline is March 13, 2015 - Late registration (late fee applies) is NLT March 14-27

Free Test Prep Programs

College Board

College Navigator

Free SAT & ACT Test Prep

Fastweb:Scholarship, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges

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Career One Stop

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Common Application

Sample Application Checklist

Sample Recommendation Forms

Sample Academic Resume

AP Scores Avaliable

AP Scores Now Accessible Online -

AP scores online

Scholarship Information

Attention Seniors!! Are you in need of money for college? Please see the HS counselor for applications and other reliable resources. Below are two GTMO scholarship applications. Deadlines are approaching soon!! Apply today!

CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) information

Conus Education

The Department has initiated a study, CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND). The objective of the study is to recommend options that most effectively balance cost, quality and implementation considerations. Read more...

DoDEA Adopts the Common Core State Standards

DoDEA is adopting the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics for grades K-12. Read more


Mission Vision and School Improvement Goals

DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

WT Sampson Vision

We envision a technologically sophisticated learning environment, supported by our families and community, where all students attain their highest levels of success, and where understanding and appreciating diversity is an integral part of the learning process; thereby, empowering all students to become physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy citizens of the global community.


Mark Your Calendars!

27-28 Nov Thanksgiving Holiday
29 Nov Tree Lighting Ceremony 1600-1800 at the NEX
1-5 Dec Penguin Patch Sneak Peak - 0900 - 1400
4 Dec PTO Meeting 1800 at the ES
5 Dec Q2 Progress Reports
6 Dec SAT Testing
8 - 12 Dec Penguin Patch Holiday Shop 0900 - 1400
8 Dec SAC Meeting - 1700 - at the HS Media Center
10 Dec ES Winter Holiday Concert 1800 at the ES gym
11 Dec Semester 1 Accelerated Withdrawal (HS only)
11 Dec M/HS Winter Holiday Concert 1800 at the M/HS gym.
12 Dec Cocoa, Cookies, & Penguin Patch - 1830 at the ES Gym
19 Dec 1/2 Day Dismissal - Professional Development/CSI Training
22 Dec - 2 Jan No School - Winter Recess
5 Jan School Resumes

Student Corner

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Homework Help - Get homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

SOAR - An innovative program that makes it easy for parents to play an active role in their children’s education. SOAR is designed for military families, and is easily accessible worldwide.

Students take an assessment aligned to state standards, and SOAR directs them to individualized tutorials to improve skills where needed. Parents can monitor their children’s progress from anywhere, and are provided with resource materials.

Transportation & Bus Schedules


GradeSpeed GradeSpeed is a web-based program that enables parents to log-in to view grade and attendance data for their student(s) in Grades 4-12.

LCWT Sampson's Library Catalog

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