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.

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Dothan City Schools Institute 2015

Dothan City Schools Institute 2015 will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.  Institute is held for ALL Dothan City Schools employees to gather in one location for a morning of conversation, a time for gathering information, presentation of grants and motivational messages.  This time is used as a "Pep Rally" to get the new school year started on a positive note.  All employees will leave the Institute ready to begin the 2015-16 school year.  A big thank you to Wiregrass Church for allowing Dothan City Schools to use their facility again this year to accomodate the large group of employees and dignitaries.


Dothan City Schools Parent Portal

Parent Portal allows a parent, as well as a student, to access student grades, attendance, discipline, as well as other important information.  If you have received a Parent Portal login in the past, and it was active at the end of last school year, it should still be active beginning this year.  If you have not received a Parent Portal login and would like to, please visit  "Parent Portal Login" to find instructions on how to request one.  Parent Portal will be active beginning August 12, 2015.



Dothan City Schools 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.


Dothan City Schools High School Students - Summer Reading 2015

Dothan City Schools high school students had the opportunity to vote on their Summer Reading 2015 novel.  The votes are in and Endangered by Eliot Schrefer is the Summer reading selection.

From National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer comes the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos -- and herself -- from a violent coup.

Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.

When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature.

But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. When an armed revolution breaks out in the country, the sanctuary is attacked, and the two of them must escape unprepared into the jungle. Caught in the crosshairs of a lethal conflict, they must struggle to keep safe, to eat, and to live.

 In ENDANGERED, Eliot Schrefer plunges us into a heart-stopping exploration of the things we do to survive, the sacrifices we make to help others, and the tangled geography that ties us all, human and animal, together.


















AMBUCS - Creating Mobility and Independence for People with Disabilities

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