About Our School

School Mission/Vision

Our Mission

Educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world. To provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all DoDEA students for success in a dynamic, global environment.

Our Vision

KDHS enriches the lives of military connected students and the communities in which they live.

About Our School

Welcome to Kadena HS

Background Information: Kadena High School is a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school serving the children of military service members and civilian employees living in Okinawa, Japan. Kadena offers students dynamic and challenging courses of study complete with cultural opportunities that serve to create a unique academic and social experience. Kadena students have the opportunity to pursue their passion and interest in the science, humanities, art and athletic fields as our school provides a comprehensive curriculum consisting of 14 Advanced Placement courses, general education and exploratory coursework and extracurricular opportunities. All courses are offered via a blended schedule of seven-period days and two block days per week allowing our students an opportunity to earn ½ Carnegie unit per semester toward the completion of a 26-credit diploma. In addition, all Kadena High School students must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA to meet graduation requirements.

Minimum Required Graduation Credits

Grading Scales

Subject Area

Credits

% Range

Letter Grade

Grade Points

Language Arts

4

100-90

A

4.0

Mathematics

4

89-80

B

3.0

Social Studies

3

79-70

C

2.0

Science

3

69-60

D

1.0

Foreign Language

2

59 & below

F

0.0

Fine Arts

1

 

 

 

Physical Education

1 ½

Advanced Placement Grading Scale

Career Technical Education

2

 

A

5.0

Health

½

 

B

4.0

Electives

5

 

C

3.0

 

 

 

D

2.0

Total

26

 

F

0.0

Ranking Policy

As a policy, the Department of Defense Dependent School System does not rank its students until the completion of the student’s 8th academic semester. However, cumulative grade point averages are computed for each student and are determined by averaging the grade points for all coursework with weighted grade points applied for Advanced Placement courses.

Core Values

Students, Teachers, Staff, Administrators and Parents will:

  • Demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and school property
  • Demonstrate integrity in thought, word, and deed
  • Hold a shared sense of purpose toward teaching and learning

Promote a challenging environment where students:

  • Can achieve individually and in groups to solve problems and think critically
  • Have means available to pursue higher level learning opportunities
  • Feel safe and willing to experiment with new ideas

We belong to the DoDEA Pacific South School District which is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DoDEA is a Department of Defense field activity operating under the direction, authority, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

School Goals

Goal 1

Kadena High School students will improve their literacy ability in written expression across the curriculum.

Goal 2

Kadena High School students will improve their mathematical ability in the areas of modelling and reasoning.

Chain of Command

Ms. Joi Gause, Assistant Principal Kadena HS thumbnail

Ms. Joi Gause

Unit 5166
Kadena AB
APO, AP 96368-5166
United States

098-961-1712
Mr. Jeff Cherry, assistant Principal, Kadena High School

Mr. Jeff Cherry

Unit 5166
Kadena AB
APO, AP 96368-5166
United States

098-961-1712
Grades:
9th
10th
11th
12th
Enrollment: 735
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