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

April 2015 Month of the Military Child


DoDEA joins the Department of Defense and the military community in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child. Read more...

Month of the Military Child "Patrch of Honor" Design Contest


Design your own "Patch of Honor" for Month of the Military Child! Go to the Artist Spotlight page for information on how to enter! Read more...


2015 Spelling Bee Contest - Start Practicing

Spelling Bee Classroom Level Word List

Spelling Bee School Level Word List

Another Chance to take the ASVAB!

ASVAB will be given again on 23 Apr 2015 from 0800 - 1220. Please see the counselor for more details.

2016 Changes to the SAT


Learn more in this edition of the Chat Room. Read more...

Federal Student Aid Webinar


The U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid, Awareness and Outreach Group will be hosting a webinar event "FAFSA 101 for Military Members and Dependents" on February 24 and February 26. Read more...

FAFSA Completion Challenge


With “FAFSA season” just around the corner, the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative has launched its FAFSA Completion Challenge, urging high schools to increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) completion rates among seniors. Read more...


Enterovirus D-68

Enterovirus D-68

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


Download the guide here.

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:

May 2, 2015

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ACT Test Dates and Info (2013-2014)

*Dates offered at WT Sampson:

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

My College


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!

4-15 May AP Exams - HS Only
7 May PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m. at the HS
14 May S2 Accelerated Withdrawal - HS Credit
15 May Q4 Progress Reports
19 May No School for students - Professional Development Day
22 May Talent Show - ES 5-7 p.m.
25 May Memorial Day - No School
29 May - 2 Jun Senior Exam Week
4 June Last Day for Seniors
4 June Last Day for SS students
4 June PTO Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the ES
5 June HS Graduation
5 - 10 June S2 Exams - HS only
11 June End of Q4/S2
11 June 1/2 Day Dismissal -Last Day of School
12 June Report Card Prep - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Student Corner

lunchLunch Menu

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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