• Mission Statement
    The mission of the Dothan City Board of Education’s Comprehensive School Guidance and Counseling program is to provide a structured program of services to ensure that all students (Grades K-12), regardless of their individual differences, acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners. Our comprehensive program addresses the educational, career, and personal/social competencies necessary for all students to function and contribute in a changing society.

    DCS Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Plan

    The Dothan City Schools Guidance and Counseling Program is based upon the following beliefs:

    • Every student has the right to experience respect and dignity as a human being.
      • Programs Offered:
        • Character Counts - Early Childhood/Elementary
        • Parent and family engagement activities
    • Every student has the right to participate in activities that promote self-direction and self-development.
      • Programs Offered:
        • Peer Helpers (ThriveWay)
        • PSA (student led/designed public service announcements)
        • Student Advisory with Superintendent
    • Every student has the right to make choices and accept responsibility for choices made.
      • Programs Offered:
        • Suicide Prevention
        • Drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse prevention
        • Too Good for Violence (environment free of bullying, intimidation, harassment, sexual abuse violence, threats of violence)
        • School safety and discipline
    • Every student has the right to participate in a comprehensive school counseling and guidance program designed to assist all students in attaining their maximum potential in academic, career, and personal/social development. 
      • Programs Offered:
        • Peer Helpers
        • Student Organizations Leadership/Competitive
          • HOSA (Health Occupations Student Associations)
          • FCCLA (Family Consumer Science - Culinary, Cosmetology)
          • SKILLS (all technical fields - competitions)
          • TSA (Engineering students)
          • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)