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Partners in Excellence

The Partners in Excellence Program is our premier school business partnership program that pairs businesses, community organizations, and civic organizations with schools to promote excellence in education. Through partnerships, more than 240 business and community organizations are helping students to reach their highest level of academic success.

The primary goal of the Partners in Excellence Program is to strengthen and enrich the instructional programs in schools thereby ensuring that all students graduate with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required for life-long learning and successful functioning as members of the workforce, community, and society.

As a partner, there are many ways that your business or organization can positively influence the success of teaching and learning in our community. Currently, our most critical community involvement needs are:
  • Mentors (particularly male)
  • Tutors
  • In-kind donations
  • Financial donations
If you are interested in becoming a Partner in Excellence with the Dougherty County School System, please click the link below to download an information and application packet:

Steps to Completing an Application    

  1. Click on the Partners in Excellence Information and Application link above
  2. Complete the Application Agreement Form and Action Plan Ideas Form
  3. Sign the Agreement Form
The Agreement Form and Action Plan Ideas form may be mailed to:

Partners in Excellence Office
300 Cason Avenue
Albany, GA 31705

Please fax forms to 438-3549

Our office will contact you when your application is processed.

Thank you for your interest in Dougherty County School System’s Partner in Excellence Program!

DCSS Partners in Excellence Office
300 Cason Avenue
Albany, GA 31705
Phone: 229-431-3334
Fax: 438-3549

2016-2017 Partners in Excellence


Albany High School

Business Name: 
Ashley's Furniture
Dougherty County Coroner's Office
Renasant Bank
The Cakery
Weldon Springs Baptist Church

Dougherty High School

Business Name:
Advantage Counseling Services
Albany State University - Center of Excellence for Community Engagement
Burger King - E. Oglethorpe
Gethsamane Worship Center
Logistics Support Division, MCLB
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Rhema Word Cathedral
USMC Toys for Tots
Walmart (East)

Monroe High School

Business Name:
Capital City Bank
First Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
Money Works
Proctor and Gamble

Westover High School

Business Name:
Albany State University
Darton College
DoCo Regional Credit Union
IHOP Restaurant
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Prestige Pediatrics
Sonny's Bar-B-Q
U-Save-It Pharmacy


Albany Middle School

Adolph Solomon
Albany State University - Center for the African American Male
Irvin Snipes
King Family Dental Care, PC
Pop's Detail
Roger's Tax Service
Scott's Pharmacy
Waffle House

Merry Acres Middle School

Albany Technical College
ASU NASA Summer of Innovation
Domino's Pizza
Marco's Pizza
Home Depot
Mellow Mushroom
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Prestige Pediatrics
U-Save-it Pharmacy
Wendy's (Both Dawson Road Locations)

Radium Springs Middle School

Albany State University - Project STOP
Allstate Insurance Company
Blue Springs Missionary Baptist Church
Darton College
James Unlimited
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Plant Mitchell
Pop's Detail Shop
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital - Network of Trust
Rabbittman's Footwear


Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet School

Arts Sign Company
Farris Screen Printing
Georgia Power
U-Save-It Pharmacy

Southside Middle School

Albany Audiology & Hearing Aid Center
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Brooks Furniture
Charlie & Pearl's Fried Chicken
DOCO Federal Credit Union
Duke, Edwards & Duke
Eagle Cleaners
Girls, Inc. of Albany, Ga.
Harvey's Supermarket (South Albany)
Mentors in Action
Six Point Dry Cleaners
State Farm Insurance


Alice Coachman Elementary School

Albany Bank & Trust
Albany Beauty Academy
Aunt Louie's House
Criterion Club of Albany
Kreesis Company
Mars Snackfoods, Inc.
Naval Branch Health Clinic, Albany, Ga.
Rhema International Ministries, Inc.
Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Atlantic Pallet Exchange
Dougherty County Rotary Club


International Studies Elementary Charter School

Mallary Baptist Association
Mentors in Action
Regions Bank
Union Baptist Church

Lake Park Elementary School

Albany Elks' Lodge 713
Papa John's
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
U-Save-It Pharmacy

Lamar Reese Elementary School

Andrea Flowers
Boys & Girls Club
Dukes, Edwards & Dukes
Lamar Reese Construction
Mitchell Electric
Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church
Second Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
Stallion Music
Trophy Company

Lincoln Elementary Magnet School

Albany Museum of Art
American Legion Post 30
Flowers by Darrell
IHOP Restaurant
Sam's Club
The Staffing People

Live Oak Elementary School

DOCO Federal Credit Union
Edible Arrangements of Albany
Gillionville Baptist Church
Grape Wheat Enterprises, Inc.
YMCA 21st Century Program

Martin Luther King Jr., Elementary School

American Legion Post 30
Central Monitoring
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Englewood Nursing Home
Friendship Baptist Church
Healthy Kids Wellness Center
Links, Inc.,
M&M Mars
Mount Hebron Baptist Church
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Pop's Detail Shop
Second Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
Southgate Neighborhood Watch
Sunnyland Farms, Inc.

Morningside Elementary School

Albany Kiwanis Club
Boys & Girls Club
First Monumental Faith Church
First United Methodist Church
Flint Community Bank
Harvey's Supermarket
Pop's Detail Shop

Northside Elementary School

Albany Christian Church
Albany United Methodist Church
Ameris Bank
Boys & Girls Club
Flint RiverQuarium
Harvest Time Ministries
Mission Change

Radium Springs Elementary School

Creekside Auto Sales
St. John and St. Mark Episcopal Church
Tara Foods

Robert Harvey Elementary School

Albany Baptist Ministers Conference
Boys & Girls Club of Albany
Coats and Clark
First Baptist Church 
Gethsemane Worship Center
Greater Faith Harvest (COGIC)
New Zion Hill M.B.C.
Poteat Funeral Home
Sam's Club
Southwest Georgia Regional Interfaith Coalition
SOWEGA Council on Aging/Retired Seniors Volunteer Program
State Farm Insurance
Wal-Mart (East Albany)

Sherwood Acres Elementary School

Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club - Covenant Unit
Dunkin Donuts
First Freewill Baptist Church
Sherwood Baptist Church
Law Offices of James Finkelstein
Sherwood Baptist Church
Sonny's BBQ
Talecris Plasma Resources


Sylvandale Pre-K

"The Ministers Wives"
Albany Baptist Ministries
Albany Women's Club
Bush Photography
Litman Cathedral House of God Saints in Christ
Mt. Olive Community Outreach
Mt. Zion Baptist Church- Willing Workers 2013
Semper Fidelis Club
Southwest Georgia Regional Interfaith Coalition

Turner Elementary School

Antioch Baptist Church
Antonio Bready
Athletes Foot
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Chasity's Styling Salon
Chehaw Parks
Courtney Clark
Dairy Queen
DOCO Credit Union (East Albany)
Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church
H.E.A.R.T. Organization Inc.,
Linda Whitehead
Pop's Detail Shop
Renasant Bank
State Farm
Tony Black Salon/Barber
TTL, Inc.


West Town Elementary School

Albany Board of Realtors
Pop's Detail Shop


DCSS System-Wide Partners

Albany Police Department
Albany State University
Albany Technical College
Auto Nation
City of Albany Parks and Recreation
Dougherty County Police Department
Dougherty County Sheriff's Department
Home Builders' Association
Home Depot
Lions Club
Marine Corps Logistics Base
Southwest Georgian
U.S. 19 Church of Christ
Victory Tabernacle
Women in Construction

Dot Sadler

DCSS Partners in Excellence Office
300 Cason Avenue
Albany, GA 31705
Phone: 229-431-3334
Fax: 438-3549