Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

Upcoming Thanksgiving Break

Kingsport City Schools will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 22nd - Friday, November 24th.

The D-B EXCEL faculty & staff want to wish our students & their families a Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

zSpace Visit

Digital Arts students were able to visit the zSpace virtual lab this morning. zSpace is an interactive hardware and software platform that allows students to visualize, create, and experience in ways not possible in a traditional computer environment. Students can interact with objects and understand the concepts behind them. zSpace’s virtual reality environment gives depth to the digital learning experience by improving the ways things are studied, explored, and designed. To learn more about zSpace you may visit their website at zspace.com.

Advisory Class

Please know that Advisory is a class at D-B EXCEL. Advisory is the first class of the day from 7:45am - 8:25am. If you miss more than 9 days in Advisory, you will not be able to participate in graduation or prom.

Per the KCS Student Handbook: Students who have more than nine (9) unexcused absences to any one class will not be permitted to participate in Prom or Graduation. They may also be eliminated from participating in certain field trips or extracurricular events.

Student Office Workers

We are now accepting applications for spring semester office workers!

Applications will accepted through the month of November.

If you are interested, please submit your application at the link below:


Student License & Permit Privileges

Students’ licenses or permits will be revoked/suspended at the semester break if:

  • They are failing classes

  • Chronically absent

Per the TN Dept of Safety: “If a student fifteen years of age or older fails to make satisfactory academic progress, the school is required to notify the Department of Safety. This suspends the student's driving privileges.”

Fall End of Course Exams

EOC testing will begin at D-B EXCEL on Wednesday, November 29th. Testing will be occurring until December 6th. Please make sure that your child comes to school well rested and on time so that they can do their best on the test. Because of our unique facility, we will have some students work virtually from home on some testing dates. If you have any questions regarding testing please contact Mrs. Livesay at vlivesay@k12k.com.

Wednesday, November 29th

US History - Writing Section

All students attend.

Thursday, November 30th

English 9, 10, 11 - Writing Section

Any student not testing will work virtually on this day. Any student finishing "early" must stay until all are complete.

Tuesday, December 5th

US History - Multiple Choice Section

Any student not testing will work virtually on this day. Any student finishing "early" must stay until all are complete.

Wednesday, December 6th

English 9, 10, 11 - Multiple Choice Section

Any student not testing will work virtually on this day. Any student finishing "early" must stay until all are complete.

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Virtual Day Expectations

  • Virtual days are NOT a day off.

  • Virtual days are designated for students to work virtually.

  • Students are expected to complete any and all work their teachers assign to them on the virtual days.

    • Coursework assigned on virtual days could include but is not limited to; written/paper assignments and assignments in Canvas to be completed online.

D-B EXCEL Parent Advisory Committee

NEXT MEETING: Monday, November 27th

The DBE Parent Advisory Committee meets on the last Monday of every month.

The purpose of the D-B EXCEL Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is to bring parents and staff together to accomplish goals that will enhance our school for the benefit of the children’s needs and to build on relationships.

Some goals of the PAC are:

  • Increase parent involvement
  • Increase communication
  • Plan family activities for the year
  • Stay up to date on the operations of DBE
  • Share ideas and suggestions
  • Help organize and facilitate Parent Academies throughout the year
  • Have a parent representative for each class

STEM in the Face

The next STEM in the Face will be on

Wednesday, November 29th

Ms. Darnell will be giving makeup application tips, tricks, and techniques.

Sessions will be held every other Wednesday from 2:45-3:30.

If interested sign up by going to: https://tinyurl.com/DBEface

STEM in the Gym

Thursday, November 30th, there will be open basketball at Robinson Middle School.

6:30 - 8:00pm

There will be a STEM activity followed by basketball.

Everyone is welcome! We have had great turnouts to these events and will continue to have them every other week.

Need Help with FASFA & College Applications?

If you do, be sure to see Jessica Crosby (our Niswonger representative).

Ms. Crosby will be at DBE 11/17, 12/1, 12/15.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive this assistance.

Mark your calendars, put these dates in your phones, tell your parents!

Math Tutoring & Enrichment Opportunities

Before School:


7:15am - 7:45am

with Mr. Pickering in the Cafe

After School:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:45pm - 3:45pm

with Mrs. Gradner in the STEM Lab

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All students who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or Geometry are required to have a calculator. The following calculators are acceptable:

  • TI-83 Plus

  • TI-84

  • TI-84 Plus

*Students are required to bring their calculator everyday.

D-B EXCEL Student Norms

  • Students will report to school on time and prepared for the school day.

  • Students will bring fully charged laptops and a laptop charger every day.

  • Students will follow their schedule and report to the appropriate area.

  • Students will respect the DBE faculty, staff, visitors and other students at all times.

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DBE Student Drivers

  • We have our own parking lot and the entrance and exit is on Roller St.

  • Students will need to sign up for a parking permit that will need to hang from their rearview mirror at all times (tinyurl.com/DBEparking)

  • Cars that do not have a car tag will be asked to be moved or will be towed.

  • If the DBE parking lot is full, there is an overflow public parking lot across the street from the Food City loading dock (On Roller St.)

  • DBE students/parents can only park in the parking spots marked D-BE/KCS in the DBE parking lot. DBE students/parents cannot park in the Chamber or medical parking lots or they will be towed.

  • Replacement car tags will be $10.

Car Riders & Bus Riders

Car Riders:
  • Students may be dropped of at DBE beginning at 7:15am. Students arriving after 7:45am will be counted tardy.

  • Please follow the traffic pattern.

  • Car riders will be dismissed after the bus leaves (Approximately 2:35pm)
Bus Riders:
  • Bus riders will board their normal bus in the morning and then board the DBE bus at DB.

  • The DBE bus will arrive at DBE about 7:30am.

  • Bus riders will be dismissed at the 2:30pm bell.

  • The bus will take students to the D-B main campus where they will then board their bus to take them home.

D-B EXCEL Parking Map

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Canvas Parent App

Kingsport City Schools has implemented Canvas as our learning management system. Teachers have most, if not all their coursework in Canvas. To view your student's grades in Canvas you will need to download the Canvas Parent App.

Canvas Parent enhances the potential for parents to engage in their children's education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive course announcements.

Canvas Parent can be used by anyone who creates an account, has been added to Canvas with an observer role, or has signed up as a parent using the web browser.

Parents can access their child's courses in Canvas through the Parent App.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for iPhone.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for Android.

The Parent App will allow:

  1. ​Access to their child's courses
  2. View past and upcoming assignments.
  3. Check on grades
  4. Receive course announcements and notifications.

Learn more by clicking here!
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D-B EXCEL Website

Need more information? Check out our website!


Contact Us!

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DBE Spring Enrollment

  • Do you know students at main campus that are interested in coming to DBE?

  • DBE representatives will be in the front office lobby during Tribe Time every WEDNESDAY from now until Nov. 29 to answer questions for prospective students.

  • Interested students must fill out a DBE application and submit it to their guidance counselor.

  • Deadline to apply for next semester is December 1st.