Dover High School
A Message from the Principal
Dover High School is a community-oriented school dedicated to offering its students a variety of learning experiences that foster higher-level thinking skills, creativity, responsibility and tradition. These attributes prepare students for life-long learning, meaningful employment and an appreciation of the world in which they live.
Dover High School has been rated "Excellent", the State of Ohio's highest designation every year since 2002, the inception of the current designation system, and is a member of the College Board. In 2010, 2011, and 2013, Dover High School was recognized by US News and World Report as "One of America's Best High Schools."
Academic opportunity awaits each student through a challenging curriculum of college preparatory, dual-credit, and Advanced Placement courses, as well as a diverse range of elective courses and intervention services. Dover High School is also a nationally-accredited Project Lead the Way® school. Dover High School has a dedicated staff that is committed to continuous school improvement, including a vision of increased student academic achievement through proven successful instructional strategies.
Dover High School continues to provide exceptional opportunities for students through athletics, theater, music and the fine arts — recognizing that all of these activities play an integral role in educating the whole student.
Karie McCrate, Principal
Dover High School
The school code for Dover High School is 361-975.
Most scheduling has been completed; however, you may still have some questions regarding your schedules. Refer to your Program of Studies regarding the rules pertaining to scheduling. Please remember that you cannot have more than one study hall each semester. Students participating in athletics must pass five major credits and earn a 1.5 GPA in order to be eligible the following grading period.
Credit checks for seniors were completed over the summer. The counselors will visit all seniors during Language Arts classes to discuss the transcripts/credit checks. We are interested in talking with each senior about future plans and answering any questions.
All student athletes wishing to compete in Division I or II athletics during their freshman year in college must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse during their senior year. Registration should be done on-line at www.ncaaclearinghouse.org. The athletic director is also available to help students and parents with this process. It is your obligation to schedule appropriate classes leading to athletic eligibility and to pass those classes. Also, please fill out a form to release your grades and scores to college athletic departments, and give this form to Mrs. Hanna in the guidance office. College entrance test scores should be sent to the college or university directly from the testing company.
To request a transcript from Dover High School, please complete a Transcript Request Form and mail it to Dover High School along with a stamped envelope or submit the form in person. Additional instructions are included on the request form.
College Prep Curriculum
Do you meet the entrance requirements for most colleges and universities? Most schools require you to have successfully completed 4 credits of English, 4 credits each of math, science, and social studies, 2 credits of a foreign language, and 1 credit of fine arts (art, music, speech, theater). A business/technology credit is often required as well. Deficiencies in any of these areas may result in mediation, delayed admission, or rejection.
College application forms are starting to arrive from various schools, but almost all are available online. Please check in the Guidance Office or the college's website for more information. Don't procrastinate — many colleges and universities have early deadlines for admissions. You will need to bring your completed applications, along with your check and stamped envelope to the guidance secretary, Mrs. Hanna, in order to have your transcripts sent to the college or university.
Probably the most important source of information when selecting a college is the college itself. You should plan to visit as many colleges as possible. An excellent time to visit is during summer vacation. Many colleges are in session during this time and you will be able to get a realistic view of the college as well as the opportunity to talk with students and professors. Arrangements can be made by calling the admissions office. It is suggested that you make a list of any questions you want answered. Juniors and Seniors are permitted four visitation days each school year to post-high school educational institutions on days that Dover schools are in session. Students are encouraged to visit on Saturdays and during vacations.
Recruiters from various branches of the military will visit DHS and occasionally set up displays. If you are interested in meeting with a recruiter to learn more about careers through the military, please make arrangements in the Guidance Office. If you are interested in an ROTC scholarship or if you are a junior considering an appointment to a military academy, you should begin planning now.
Resources and Links
Below are links that will help you find answers to many of your post-graduation questions. If you are planning to attend a college or technical school after graduating, many of the links will help you find funding for your education. There also are links that will help you prepare for ACT and SAT testing, effectively manage your time, and guide you in studying various subjects.
Please stop by the office if you have any questions about the links provided on this page.
Ohio Career Information System
The DHS Guidance Staff recommends each student set up an Ohio Career Information System account. OCIS is an annually updated educational guidance system for teenagers and adults that includes information on more than 500 occupations; over 600 fields of training and study; more than 4,000 colleges and universities; over 3,000 sources of financial aid; information on developing good job search skills; and on-line test preparation, including the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
This valuable, free resource allows each student to develop an on-line resume/portfolio for his/her high school career. Students receive log-in information from school counselors in their language arts classes each fall, and log-in information is also available in the guidance office.Ohio Career Information System
College Board: SAT & AP TEST
ACT: ACT and PLAN Testing
My College Calendar
Peterson's: College Search, Test Prep, Financial Aid
National Scholarship Providers Association
U.S. Department of Education