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).

School Supply Lists

Elementary School Supply List

Middle School Supply List

Please contact the school should you have questions about any items on the supply lists.

Sampson Happenings



Are you in 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade? Take the challenge and compete for state, regional and national awards while working to solve real problems in your community. Read more...

First Lady's Back to School Message


First Lady Michelle Obama wishes DoDEA parents and students a smooth opening of school. Read more...

Restructuring for Student Achievement


DoDEA will pursue our commitment to become a more effective and efficient school system by redistributing human and capital resources and clarifying organizational roles, responsibilities, and expectations. Read more...

College and Career Ready Website Launched


DoDEA's College and Career Readiness Priority is focused on providing a world-class education for military-connected students. A new website provides more information and resources for parents to learn more about this initiative. Read more...



DVHS now offers a huge variety of eBooks! The DVHS eLibrary collection includes non-fiction eBook titles and curriculum reference materials selected specifically to support DVHS curriculum and instruction. Read more...

2016 Changes to the SAT


Learn more in this edition of the Chat Room. 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 dates offered at WT Sampson:

October 3, 2015 -- Early deadline registration is August 27; Last deadline registration is September 3

December 5, 2015 -- Early deadline registration is October 29; Last deadline registration is November 5.

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*ACT dates offered at WT Sampson:


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!

31 Aug - 11 Sep Sure Start Home visits
7 Sep No School - Labor Day Holiday
9 Sep Open House ES Campus 1800 - 1930
9 Sep PTO meeting at the ES 1800
10 Sep *DATE CHANGE* Open House HS Campus 1800 - 1930
10 Sep * DATE CHANGE* PTO meeting at the HS 1800
14 Sep Sure Start begins
22 Sep School Pictures at the ES 0800 - 1200
23 Sep School store opens!
24 Sep School Pictures at the M/HS 0800 - 1200
25 Sep No School for Students - Professional Development
2 Oct Progress Reports K-12
7 Oct No School for ES students - CCRSM Training. M/HS Regular Day
12 Oct No School - Holiday
30 Oct 1/2 Day Dismissal at 10:50 -- Professional Development for teachers

Student Corner


ES Lunch Menu

M/HS Lunch 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

WellnessWellness Plan



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