I am an alumnae of Dover High School. I attended during the years that the great Pat Lynn was principal. I have since moved on to attend a Top 50 college, and an Ivy League business school. In retrospect, Dover High School afforded me many opportunities that directly contributed to my success: * Dover's diverse student population, comprised myriad races, ethnicities and socio economic backgrounds, taught me to respect and communicate with all types of people. In my current position as a banker with clients throughout the U.S. and Europe, such communication skills are essential. * The sheer number of extracurricular activitis gave me many opportunities to develop and demonstrate my leadership capabilities. * Advanced placement courses allowed me to strengthen my academic resume for college. Dover is truly a great school and well deserving of its many awards.
I was a proud social studies teacher at DHS for two years and had to leave due to my husband's PCS. I can honestly say that DHS is the reason I will continue to teach. The faculty are professional and supportive of new ways of teaching. My department chair encourages his teachers to think outside the box and challenge students on a different level. My fellow teachers were always willing to lend a hand or an ear if needed. My students were bright and even on the most difficult days I always considered myself lucky to have taught them. Every school has its own set of problems, but DHS is able to work the problem and find the best solution for the students and the staff.
I just went to my daughters open house this evening. I always knew Dover High was a wonderful school but to hear the teachers say how proud they were to teach there shed a new light on my child's education. Teachers that just started there and that have been working there for many years all said they love their job, where they work and the challenging the students. The science teacher said she loves to see their faces light up when they figure out how and why something works. To hear how excited the teachers are about their job makes me feel confident my child is getting a good education to help her succeed in life.
I have a daughter who absolutely loves DHS! She is an honor student who is aspiring to be an editorial journalist. She is actively involved in journalism, cross country, & student gov't association. The staff and administration have been extremely supportive in her endeavors and her teachers have challenged her in every aspect encouraging her to reach higher heights. She too, is thrilled to be taking the first of many AP courses that DHS has to offer. Having completed her first year successfully, I am indeed a pleased parent!
My daughter is a freshman this year and loves DHS! She is looking forward to taking AP classes soon as Dover High excels in this area. She also loves the extracurricular activities offered. Most of the teachers she has are challenging and have pushed her beyond what she thought she could achieve. The school is clean and welcoming. A great place to be!
Dover High School is the greatest high school in Delaware. I have a student that was able to join 6 extracurricular activities within the first month. She is also in band and Dover High has the best band on the east coast. They have won numerous competitions and take wonderful trips. Dover High also offers several AP course offerings. The principal is wonderful. I certainly encourage you to enroll here if you are considering. D-High! You know! GO Senators!
Dover High is the best school in Delaware. The Principal is energetic and enthusiastic. He shows genuine interest in the well-being of the students as he is highly visible in the community. The teachers are great also. They provide many opportunities for our children to learn. The biggest criticism of Dover that I have is that there are too many political factions trying to take control of a little part of the school. This is very divisive. Administration and teachers do there best to be as inclusive as possible. That is the best thing about DHS, students and staffs ability to meet community expectations...Go Senators!!
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