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Welcome to Zama American High School
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! The AdvancED APR briefing provided to the Zama Community can be found here. Congratulations Zama American High School! Go Trojans!
Zama American HS Latest News
Zama American H.S. Students Compete in West Point Bridge Design Contest
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 engineering students from Zama American High School joined with students from Kadena, Daegu, Yakota, Seoul, and MC Perry High Schools and Zama and Seoul Middle Schools to compete in the West Point Bridge Design contest. Sponsored locally by the Japan Engineer District at Camp Zama, this contest is an on-going partnership encouraging students to pursue careers in engineering.
ZAHS’s Career and Technical Education instructor and ZAMS’s Educational Technologist utilized DCO, a DoD video conferencing tool, to run the contest synchronously at each school. Students had 45 minutes to engineer the least expensive design that would support 225 KN load at an elevation of 20 meters above a river. Students then selected the correct building materials, made changes, and then tested their design. New this year to the contest was actual engineers from the JED posted in each school to assist in the contest and answer engineering questions.
Time expired and judges awarded the top 3 places with certificates and prizes, including one of ZAHS’s own at 3rd place! Congratulations to all, and a big thanks to JED engineers!
The West Point Bridge Builders contest is an international contest for middle and high school students to learn about engineering, design process applications, how truss bridges work, and how to use computers as a problem-solving tool. Students compete in local contests to gain experience using the WPBDesign software and then submit their designs.
The Treasure Trove: Open for Business...and for the Benefit of ZAHS!
The Zama American High School PTO has brought satisfying news that the Zama/SHA community is now opening up their very own thrift store known as The Treasure Trove, which has been recently approved. The money raised by the thrift store will go directly to ZAHS for support of the school’s programs. If you are willing to give away unwanted things that are in good condition, then the Treasure Trove is the ideal place for you. Any donations are accepted, except: undergarments, torn/stained/soiled clothing, non-working items, combustibles, or food items. The hours of operation will be from Mon-Wed-Fri from 10-6 and every third Saturday of the month from 9-3. The store will be temporarily located at building S-998 T5, which is right across from the high school basketball and tennis courts. Help benefit Zama’s thrift shop with unwanted items by calling 080-3029-8245. Thank you for your support!
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 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!”
~ AVID Tutoring Sponsor
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.
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!
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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