Welcome to Zama American HS
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the official Zama American High School website. Our goal is to provide current and relevant information about our school to the military families we serve today and those we look forward to welcoming to our campus in the future.
We are very proud to announce that the AdvancED accreditation visit resulted in a recommendation to move our status to Fully Accredited! We expect the online report of the team’s findings and responses to the Accreditation Progress Report (APR) within 20 days. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission will then review and determine final status at the June 22 meeting. Here is the AdvancED APR briefing provided to the Zama Community. Congratulations Zama American High School! Go Trojans!
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ZAHS AVID Students Provide Lunchtime Math Tutoring
When the opportunity is provided, students step up! This month, 23 students volunteered to serve throughout the year as tutors during the AVID’s lunchtime tutoring program. The program, sponsored by Ms. Michelle Simmer and Ms. Jennifer Senior, is intended to provide peer-to-peer assistance in the challenging but vital subject area of mathematics."We have a lot of tutors who are offering up their help, and we want our struggling students to take advantage of it!”
~ Ms. Senior
Not only does the program help the students in need of assistance, but it also reinforces prior learning for the tutor, making it a great opportunity for all those involved!
Students who are struggling in math are encouraged to attend the tutoring sessions.
When: ‘A’ Day Lunches (12:30-1:00)
AVID, which stands for Advancement via Individual Determination, is a structured college preparatory system working to increase student achievement and college enrollment. More information about the ZAHS AVID Program can be found here.
ZMHS Students Make 1,000 Paper Cranes for Flood-Ravaged Estes Park, CO
Students at Zama American Middle and High School participated in the Japanese tradition of making 1,000 paper cranes. The cranes will be sent to Estes Park Elementary School in Colorado. The town of Estes Park is located at 7,522 feet above sea level and is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. The town was devastated in mid September by rain and eventual flooding that destroyed the main roads into town. Many in the town lost homes, have damaged business and are still with out water. Students at ZAMS and ZAHS are excited to send their cranes to let the people of Estes Park know they are thinking of them and sending their support.
This project was started by Ms. Carmen Middleton, the special education teacher at ZAHS. Ms. Middleton lived and taught in Estes Park from 2006-2009.
Zama American High School Graduation broadcast is available on-demand via High School Cube! Click here for access!
AVID Students visit Lakeland College in Tokyo!
The AVID students went to Lakeland College in Tokyo on May 23, 2013. The students were able to sit in on Algebra, Writing, U.S. History and Web Page classes. Lakeland College is U.S. Accredited and offers a Liberal Arts Academic Associates Degree. On a 3 semester a year program, students can earn an Associated Degree in 1 1/2 years. Lakeland would be a great start for those students whose parents will still be in Japan when their child goes to college.
Zama High School Celebrates AdvancED Accreditation Recommendation of Fully Accredited with Ice Cream and Dance During Seminar!
Photos and story by Charles Levie
During seminar on Friday, after the 20 minute Sustained Silent Reading (SSR), the administration made an announcement to the entire school. “All students were to report outside to the football field immediately.” The students looked puzzled as they exited the buildings. As they entered the field, they were greeted with loud music and ice cream! It was a school wide celebration for their hard work all year in preparation for the AdvancED visit earlier this week. The football field became a big block party… Some students played soccer, others sat down with friends on the grass and talked, but the center of attention was the impromptu dancing that occurred on the track. Students, teachers, administrators, counselors, and others danced in celebration! Well-deserved fun was had by all!
Thank you to everyone for their hard work this year! Go Trojans!
Zama American High School Earns High Marks Following Accreditation Review by AdvancED
NEW: student-produced video tour of our campus!
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