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DCS Summer Hours:  Monday - Thursday:  June 2, 2014 - August 1, 2014 Office Hours:  7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Our mission is to empower all students for the choices and challenges of the twenty-first century.  We believe that we should teach students to respect themselves, others, and the environment, that we should teach students to participate productively and responsibly in a rapidly changing society, that we should teach them to communicate effectively, that we should teach them to use cooperative and independent learning strategies, that we should teach them to apply problem solving processes, and that we should teach them to set and meet high standards.

For news on individual schools, please check out School News on this page...or visit the school websites.

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Congratulations Donna Arney, LPN- school nurse for Kelly Springs and Girard Elementary School.  Nurse Arney was awarded LPN of the year for the ENTIRE STATE OF ALABAMA



Dothan City Schools 2014-15 Student Code of Conduct

Dothan High School iPad Roll-Out Schedule:
iPads will be distributed to students who are currently enrolled for the 2014-15 school year.  Students who are not enrolled in Dothan High School will have to enroll before they can receive their iPad.  Also, a parent/guardian is required to attend the iPad Roll-Out with their student.  Roll-Out will begin in Davis Gym.

Monday, July 28th - 9th & 10th Grade - 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29th - 11th & 12th Grade - 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30th - Makeups - 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

For Questions or more information, please email
or contact the School Administration


Dr. Adolph Brown - Speaking at the 2014-15 Institute to be held August 6, 2014.

Leading Expert & Marquee Speaker, Dr. Adolph Brown Lives & Embodies "MY BROTHER'S KEEPER!" Young Adolph saw his father for the first time when he was 18 years old.  His oldest sibling & only brother Oscar was murdered when he was 11 years old.  In spite of his start, his single parent housing project mother reared him to be the first in his family of five to graduate high school, attend college, become one of the youngest tenured professors in the U.S. at age 29 and change the world on a daily basis since. His mother refused to be a victim and it rubbed off.  Dr. Brown is a "Leader Front & Center" as he still lives only a few blocks from his childhood projects.  He is now President & CEO of the Business & Education Leadership Authority.

Dr. Adolph Brown aka "The World's Greatest Edu-tainer" (the name given to him by friend & colleague Doug E. Fresh - "The World's Greatest Entertainer,")  is an internationally renowned master educator, character education leader, servant leadership consultant, educational & clinical psychologist, author, researcher, entrepreneur, and an influential thinker/practitioner in the fields of education and human behavior. He was once considered the youngest tenured full professor in our nation even after being the first in his family of 5 to graduate from high school.   He writes and teaches from a unique perspective of an experienced passionate & award-winning educator, an innovative & effective business leader, an engaging consultant, and is devoted to positive human development.   Adolph loves to receive invitations to speak.  He is not your typical “motivational speaker” or self-proclaimed “guru.” He educates and amuses with a little "show and tell" and timeless principles as an education keynote speaker, corporate servant leadership speaker, student speaker, and college & university speaker.   Adolph customizes each speech or training for the audience with lots of audience participation and BIG FUN!  

Doc inspires teachers to connect to their students, their students to each other, and everyone to the subject being studied.

Read more about Dr. Brown on his website:



  iPad Roll-Out Schedule


High School Novel:   Divergent, by: Veronica Roth




 Alternate Alabama Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Payne, Art Teacher at Dothan High School, Dothan City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year and District II Secondary Teacher of the Year. 

At a ceremony in Montgomery, Alabama on May 14, 2014, Mr. Payne was selected as the 2014-15 Alternate Alabama Teacher of the Year. 

Mr. Payne is a dedicated and committed educator who is an asset to his profession, his students and Dothan City Schools. For more info on Mr. Payne, visit his webpage.

Mr. Payne is also the SADD Sponsor at Dothan High School and was the 2012-13 Advisor of the Year - Check out what SADD is doing here...


On Monday, May 12, 2014, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama presented the 2013 PARCA Report for Dothan City Schools.  To view a copy of this report, please visit 2013 PARCA Report.


2014 Alabama History Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Dieatra Davis, Northview High School, the 2014 Alabama History Teacher of the Year.  The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY®, and Preserve America are celebrating the outstanding work that Ms. Davis does within her classroom.  A panel of teachers, administrators, and academics from Alabama chose Ms. Davis for her use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration provided to students and career achievements in education. 

As the 2014 Alabama History Teacher of the Year, Ms. Davis will receive a $1,000 award, a certificate of recognition, an archive of books and historical resources presented in her name to the Northview Media Center and an invitation to attend a 2015 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar.  She will be recognized at a ceremony within the State of Alabama.  Ms. Davis is also a finalist for the $10,000 National History Teacher of the Year Award.  The winner of the national competition will be announced in the early fall.    

In addition, Northview High school will be named a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School. 

Anonymous Alerts

Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s). We encourage you to report important issues. Once you complete the contact form below, you will receive a confirmation that your information has been submitted to the school district. False reporting will be taken seriously to the full extent of the law.   Click ANONYMOUS ALERTS to make a report.
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