Daegu American School (DAS) has been serving family members of military and civilian personnel for over 30 years. It serves grades Sure Start -12 with an enrollment of approximately 600 students. The elementary section (K-6) has about 400 students, while the junior high and high school section has approximately 200 students. The school serves children from Camp Walker, Camp George, and Camp Carroll. A staff of 62 maintains the curriculum along with other DoDDS schools in the Pacific.
Military and civilian command-sponsored dependents are eligible for enrollment. Limited enrollment in grades K-12 is available to dependents of non-command-sponsored personnel. Though DAS has excellent facilities and programs, there are space-availability constraints. Required documentation for registration is: 1) A DoDDS registration package. 2) A copy of the sponsor's current orders. 3) A copy of the child's birth certificate or passport. 4) All hand-carried school records and transcripts. 5) Validated immunization record. If you are a civilian have all immunizations before you arrive as in Korea, off post are costly.
DAS has a consistent record of good performance on SAT, PSAT, and ACT achievement tests when compared to other DoDDS schools. It has better than average performance when compared with public schools in CONUS. Elementary school students are given an excellent foundation in Basic Skills, and are monitored through tests under guidance from Congress, using up-to-date programs and current materials. State-of-the-art computer technology is used in all classrooms. The school includes a Gymnasium, Media Center, Administrative Offices, Specialist Rooms, Industrial Arts Department, Art Room, Business Laboratory, Science Laboratory, Home Economics Laboratory, and a Cafeteria (Multi-Purpose Room) with a stage. Six specialists (Talented and Gifted or "TAG" 'English-As-A-Second-Language' or "ESL", Special Education, Speech Pathology, and Reading Improvement are available to students. Students in the Elementary School also receive daily instruction in Music, Art, P.E., and Korean Culture.
There are several learning programs for soldiers offered at the Camp Henry/Camp
Carroll Education Centers. There is college and transition counseling. The college
program includes Central Texas College with a two-year program, University of
Maryland with a four-year program, and Troy State University with a graduate
degree program. There are no classes for GED, however, the Education Center
provides for self-help study in the center.