School Colors: Maroon and White
School Mascot: Trojans
School Motto: "Dedicated to the Pursuit of Excellence"
The mission of Dougherty Comprehensive High School is to implement educational strategies and develop an enhanced communication dialogue with parents and the community that will effectively enable all students to reach their maximum potential academically, socially, and emotionally. We believe that:
- Students learn differently and shall be provided with a variety of instructional approaches.
- Students have to take responsibility for their learning process.
- Students shall be provided the opportunity to learn in a safe, orderly environment with limited intrusions on the instructional time.
- Students have a shared responsibility with faculty, parents, and the community to help improve the learning environment of DCHS.
Dougherty High is a comprehensive high school that offers a variety of academic and vocational studies designed to encompass the abilities of all our students. The administrators, faculty and staff of DCHS seek to educate the complete student. Classroom activities are designed so that students focus on upgrading their oral, written, listening, and speaking skills. DCHS offers college preparatory as well as technology prep diploma tracks. It is the sincere belief of all stakeholders at DCHS that all students can be motivated enough to want to become successful in the classroom as well as in society.
An active Parent-Teacher Organization and School Council are a vital part of Dougherty Comprehensive High School. DCHS seeks a viable relationship with parents and the community in order to better serve our students. Other active organizations are the band boosters, the chorale boosters, the athletic boosters club and the partners in excellence. These groups seek to help enrich the educational experience of our students.
More DCHS Information
8:05 a.m. (Doors open at 7:30 a.m.) - Starting Bell
4:05 p.m. - Ending Bell
Mrs. Geraldine Hudley (At-Large)
Velvet Riggins (District 3)
Dr. Dean Phinazee (District 6)
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Accredited with Quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)
Partners in Excellence
Advantage Counseling Services
Albany State University - Center of Excellence for Community Engagement
Burger King (E. Oglethorpe Blvd.)
Gethsemane Worship Center
Logistics Support Division, MCLB
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mirror Mirror Mentoring Program
Rhema Word Cathedral
Wal-Mart (East Albany)
The district currently has more than 550 students who are dual-enrolled, taking both college and high school courses.
A soon-to-be Dougherty Comprehensive High School graduate is proving you can do anything if you put your mind to it.