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

Month of the Military Child, April 2014

Military Child

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

Spelling Bee Information Information

May, 2014

District Level Word List

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 3, 2014, Registration Deadline is April 4, 2014 - Late registration (a late fee applies) is NLT April 18, 2104 - Register through

ACT Test Dates and Info (2013-2014)

*Dates offered at WT Sampson: April 12, 2014, Registration Deadline is March 7, 2014 - Late registration (a late fee applies) is NLT March 21, 2014 - ONLINE registration ONLY to qualify for ACT INTERNATIONAL $27 surcharge wavier.  (Forms are obtained in Counselor's office) 

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

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 Ms. Coffey in the counselor's office for applications and other reliable resources. Below are two GTMO scholarship applications. Deadlines are approaching soon!! Apply today!

Guantanamo Bay Spouses’ Club (GBCC) High School Graduate’s Scholarship Application 2013-2014 - Application deadline - April 30, 2014

PTO SCHOLARSHIP - Application deadline - April 14, 2014

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!

Apr 21-24 STAMP Test
Apr 22 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly
Apr 24 MS Walk to School and Health Fair
Apr 25 ES Field Day
Apr 25 1/2 Day Dismissal - Professional Development
Apr 28 - May 2 STEM Week
Apr 30 STEM Career Awareness Day - Seminar
May 1 PTO Meeting, 6:00 p.m. HS - Parent STEM event
May 9 Progress Reports
May 16 Talent Show - ES, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (HS/ES)
May 16 1/2 Day Dismissal - PD
May 23 Amazing Base M/HS
May 26 No School - Memorial Day
May 30 - Jun 4 Seniors Final Exam Week

Student Corner

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ArtsoniaStudent Artists

Want to see your child's artwork? Check out Artsonia.

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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.

DoDEA Blackboard - This is DoDEA's online learning management system by which our students log on to DoDEA's Virtual School.

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.



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