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NAVSTA Rota Spain 11520
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
Education from kindergarten through 12th grade is provided for eligible family members at the David G. Farragut Elementary School and High School, located in the housing area on base. Kindergartners must be five years old and 1st graders must be six years old by September 1st.Youth Services: The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department at NS Rota is an active, on going program that keeps the military children busy and involved. For more information contact Youth Programs Office at 011-34-956-82-4252, DSN 314-727-4252.
Education from kindergarten through 12th grade is provided for eligible family members at the David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Elementary and High Schools, located in the housing area on base. Kindergartners must be five years old and 1st graders must be six years old by September 1st.
For proof of age you will need birth certificates for school entry in the first grade and Kindergarten. Ask the school that your children now attend to forward transcripts of your children's schoolwork and their scores on standardized test. Bring all of your children's other records, as they will suffice until official transcripts arrive from the school.
DoDEA has changed its Early Child Hood Education programs entrance requirements for all DoD Schools for Calendar Year 2009-2010. Age requirement are:
If you have any questions about exceptions, contact DoDEA.
Standardized Test Scores for DGF Elementary School are available through the DoDEA Data Center via the following link: DGF Elementary School Test ScoresHand carried transcripts will be accepted by elementary and high schools only until official transcripts are forwarded from the previous school. Records of the children on Individual Educational Programs (IEP) must be hand carried by the parents.
The addresses for the schools are:
DGF Rota Elementary SchoolPSC 819 Box 19FPO AE 09645-0005
DGF Rota High SchoolPSC 819 Box 63FPO AE 09645-7000
The staff at DGF attempts to offer students a wide variety of activities, some of which are designed to complement the students' academic endeavors. To participate in these extra-curricular activities, students are expected to maintain the required grade eligibility and adhere to the rules established by the activity sponsors. Below is a list of activities, including sports. (Note: this list may change, depending upon availability of funds, adequate sponsoring personnel, and the amount of student interest.)
Athletic Club, Intramural Baseball, Literary Magazine, Basketball, Math Counts, Music Club, Yearbook, Cheerleading, Newspaper, Class Activities, NHS/NJHS, Soccer, Softball, Spanish Club, Student Council, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball.
David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Elementary School provides instruction to over 375 students in grades kindergarten through sixth. In addition to grade level teachers, there is a staff nurse, counselor, and psychologist. Two host-nation teachers provide familiarity with the Spanish language, culture, and traditions.
David Glasgow Farragut (DGF)Middle/High School. DGF High School serves approximately 210 students in the 7th - 12th grades. and has a staff of 55 members. The Middle school has an enrollment in grades 7 and 8 of 120 students.
The school campus is closed for lunch and the buildings are physically separated into wings connected by covered sidewalks. Students can enjoy the beautiful Andalucian climate and manicured gardens as they go from class to class.
In addition to the core classes, students can choose from a variety of elective courses ranging from Industrial Education to Distance Learning. For students who may have difficulty transitioning from stateside schools to our campus, after school tutoring is available.
Standardized Test Scores for DGF Middle/High School are available through the DoDEA Data Center via the following link: DGF Middle/High School Test ScoresExtra curricular activities vary from a wide selection of co-ed sports to specialized clubs such as Project Bold; an Outdoor Education Program for elementary, middle, and high school students. The emphasis of the program is to challenge students mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially to confront and solve problems and achieve goals. The Science Symposium travels to Brussels for all-European competition and the Creative Connections Program offers students week long specialized training in the Fine Arts in Germany.
The School Liaison Officer serves as the installation’s subject matter expert (SME) for youth education and school transition issues. Informs and advises commanders and parents on student education transition issues. Promotes parent involvement in youth education and collaborates with local schools and installations. Coordinates School Transition Support Services, Home and School Linkages, Partners in Education (PIE) Initiatives, and Post Secondary Opportunities. Provides programs and services that help ensure a "level playing field" for military youth transitioning among installations and school systems. Coordinates Youth Sponsorship/Transition Program, School-Age/ Youth Technology Labs and Homework Centers, Home School Support.
Student Immunization Program
The DoDDS immunization requirements are based on the policies of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Department of Health and Human Services, and information from the National Center for Disease Control. DoDDS policy regarding immunizations is to provide screening to new entrants and to monitor the total immunization-screening program through student registration. While immunization is a requirement for admission/attendance in DoD schools, the Military Services, not the schools, are responsible for administering immunizations. DoDDS school administrators will cooperate with medical personnel in:
Prior to enrollment, dependent children (including preschool children who may not have received all required doses) are required to have the following immunizations:
Note that the current ACIP schedule includes a recommendation for universal Hepatitis B immunization before age 13. The Hepatitis B series can be initiated at any visit and should be administered to previously unimmunized children prior to their 13th birthday.
A child with a medical contraindication to one or more vaccines may be exempt from this requirement. The parent or guardian must present a statement from a licensed physician, nurse, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional that the physical condition of the child is such that the administration of one or more of the required immunizing agents is contraindicated and whether the condition is permanent or temporary.