Our Culture

Who we are...


  • Teacher-student
  • Student-student
  • Community leader-student

Community Engagement

 DBE works with community partners (businesses/individuals/civic organizations) to assist in securing jobs for our students. All students are eligible to sign up for Earn & Learn and the jobs will be dependent upon what jobs are available at the time of the students looking for work. We strongly encourage each of these students to faithfully attend school and work, arriving on time, passing each school course according to the requirements, and performing his/her work assignments in a satisfactory manner. Our goal is to consistently remain focused on the purpose of Earn & Learn and in doing so our students/community will benefit greatly from these endeavors.


Global Connections

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

Focused on the K-12 market, ePals offers elementary and secondary school administrators, teachers, students and parents worldwide a safe and secure platform for building educational communities, providing quality digital content and facilitating collaboration for effective 21st century learning.

Globaloria is a social learning network where students develop Digital Literacies, STEM and Computing Knowledge and Global Citizenship through game design.

People to People International School and Classroom Program  is a free service that links classes and youth groups in different countries for pen pal exchanges and projects that foster cultural understanding and friendship.


The Gamer's Club meets every Monday from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M in Humanities. Students from all grade levels meet to discuss and play games of both new and old. If you are interested in joining, stop by one Monday and check us out. 



The Excel Student Advisory is a group of students chosen by their peers to represent Dobyns-Bennett Excel's student body. There are four Seniors, four Juniors, two Sophomores, and two Freshman on each panel. These students meet on Thursday to discuss and plan upcoming events such as: charity drives, fundraisers, service projects, and the Excel Factor. If you are interested in joining ESA please see Ms. Darnell or Ms. Shaffer. 


open care team

  • Peer Discipline
  • Leadership
  • Character Building

social gatherings

D-B EXCEL hosts a social every month for students and staff to come together.

Personalized learning plans

Personal Learning Plans are created to improve learning and achievement by having the student, become an active participant in the learning process and creating a plan to set academic, career and personal goals to achieve success in your learning and future.
There are three components to this plan:
  1. Learn to Be (Personal Goals)
  2. Learn to Do (Career Goals)
  3. Learn to Learn (Academic Goals)
The process for the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) will include a cycle of actions to ensure success and will include individual sessions with you and your mentor. The process is Plan, Do, Check, Act.
  1. PLAN - Identify and develop goals
  2. DO - Create strategies to achieve those goals
  3. CHECK - Check grades, test scores, report data
  4. ACT - Evaluate and plan next steps …and return to PLAN 
SMART Strategies to achieve my goals
  • S - Specific. Be specific with your goals and make them well-defined.
  • M - Meaningful. Be sure the goals are meaningful to you and your life.
  • A - Action-based. Be sure that you can achieve these goals through your actions.
  • R - Realistic. Make sure your goals are realistic and achievable.
  • T - Time-based. Keep in mind the timeline when you set your goals.
Personalized learning at D-B EXCEL is described with the following words: 
Everyone needs support in achieving goals. Download the Personalized Learning Plan below.