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United States Army
Bldg 257 Camp Walker
APO South Korea 96218
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.
Daegu American School (DAS)
Daegu Middle High School (DMHS) has been serving family members of military and civilian personnel for over 30 years. DMHS serves grades 4 - 12 with an enrollment of approximately 600. The school serves children from Camp Walker, Camp Carroll and ChinHae Naval Base. A staff of 100 maintains the curriculum along with other DoDDS schools in the Pacific. DMHS 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. Middle 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. These materials are continuously reviewed. State-of-the-art computer technology is used in all classrooms. The school includes a 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.
Daegu Middle High School provides educational services for students from grade 4 through grade 12 and has an enrollment capacity of more than 600 students. Daegu Elementary School is located on Camp George with an enrollment of approximately 150 students. It is part of the worldwide Department of Defense Dependent School (DoDDS) system for children of U.S. military personnel and civilian employees. The school serves children from around Area IV, specifically Camps Henry, Walker, George, and Carroll. Standardized test scores for the Daegu area schools are available through the DoDEA Data Center. Phone: DES DSN 315-768-9503/9501 or 011-82-53-470-9503/9501 and DMHS DSN 315-763-6108 or 011-82-53-470-6108
Though Homeschooling is not offered in USAG Daegu, that does not mean that a Soldier and/or Family member cannot request Homeschooling for their child. Homeschooling is totally up to the Soldier and Family that wants to do this service. The Education Center has testing rooms available for whenever that child is ready for testing. Soldier and Family will have to research homeschooling opportunities at their own accord.
There are several learning programs for Soldiers being offered at the Camp Henry and Camp Carroll Education Centers. There are college and transition counseling services at both locations. The multi-learning facility offers the following services and programs: Computer access for Military Correspondence Course completion and other military-related training and computer access with wifi and internet capability to assist with completing Self Development Programs. Testing services by appointment include DANTES exams such as DSST/CLEP. Army Personnel Testing is also available to include but not limited to DLPT, OPI, AFCT and DLAB.
Soldier development programs include the face-to-face Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP) for GT Improvement or the Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) for Soldiers' unable to attend the classroom setting. The BSEP class is subject to the availability of an instructor. The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the current on-post college that offers both online and face-to-face classes. UMUC offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, and Master Degree programs. A UMUC enrollment specialist is physically located at both locations for Soldiers'. Soldiers' can visit with one of the Army Education Counselors to discuss other collegiate options available to them. Although there are no classes for earning a GED, the Education Center can provide resources for reference.