General Information

Welcome to
Dover Area High School 
46 West Canal Street
Dover, PA 17315

Direct Phone Line: 717.292.8066
Ext. 10112 or 10113
Fax Number: 717.292.7303
Office Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM
Mr. H. William Rickard, Jr.
Mrs. Bobbie Strausbaugh
Assistant Principal
Mr. Chuck Benton
Director of CTE
Mr. Matthew Fried
Dean of Students
"Accepting Only Excellence"

Thursday, December 18
3 - 8 PM School Store Community Holiday sale - room 156
Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2
Sunday, January 11
3 PM Winter "Pops" Concert
Monday, January 12
Dover Eagle Foundation Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The meeting will be held at the Dover Area School District Administration building located at 101 Edgeway Rd., Dover, PA 17315.
Wednesday, January 14
2 Hr. Student Early Dismissal
End 3rd Marking Period

Daily Announcements

Do you have a DAHS Senior Graduation Pennant that you don't know what to do with?  If so, we are collecting unwanted pennants to create a lobby display.  We will take any pennant in any condition.  We currently have pennants from the 1930s and 1940s, but are always looking for more.  Please drop off your donation at the DAHS main office.
Mr. Rickard, Principal

Click Here for more information about buying your 2014-2015 Dover Area High School Memoscope.

DAHS Social Studies Veterans Day Seminars

On Tuesday 10/7, DAHS students visited all Social Studies classes at the IS for a Veterans Day info session. This helps get ready for the big DAHS Vets day celebration on 11/11/14. Click here to see images.

Student Handbook
2014-15 school year.pdf
Student Parking Lot:  All student drivers are reminded that the student lot will be "open" parking until parking permits are sold. The cost for permit will remain $20 for the year. Please listen for announcements regarding parking permit sales on the Morning Announcements.

Car Riders:  All car riders are reminded that the drop off zone is in the student parking lot lane adjacent to school.  NO DROP OFFS SHOULD OCCUR IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING. This area is for bus drop off only.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Please Read More for information on signing into eChalk and MMS

View the high school daily announcements

Dress Code:

Please click on the link below to view the District Policy on Student Dress and Grooming.  The policy has been in place since 2007 and is strictly enforced.

Policy 221: Dress and Grooming
Dress code 2014-2015.docx

District Announcements

Holiday Activities in the district, week of December 15th

Dover High School

  • Red Zone (school store) Holiday Community Sale on December 18th from 3:00pm-8:00 PM.  All customers should enter at the doors by the athletic office and follow the signs to the Red Zone.

Dover Intermediate School

  • Dec 18th 7:00 – Holiday Band/Choral concert
  • Dec 19th – Jack Hubley Assembly and Turkey Trot Make-up Date
  • Dec 23rd – Winter Social
Dover Elementary
  • Holiday Sing Along on Monday, December 22, 2014 starting at 1:45 p.m. in the all-purpose room.
Leib Elementary
  • December 22 – Dress Like a Who from Whoville
  • December 23 – Wear your Christmas Hat and Pajamas along with our Holiday Sing-a-long  with PTO providing a special snack.
North Salem Elementary
  • Friday Dec. 19th at 6:30 we will be having a Holiday Music Night with the Dover Community Orchestra, Dover Youth Strings, Dover Community Choir and North Salem 5th and 6th grade band and Chorus

Weigelstown Elementary

  • Wed, Dec 17th – Ugly Sweater Day
  • Mon, Dec 22nd – Holiday Sing Along (Grades K-3)
  • Tues, Dec 23rd – Holiday Sing Along (Grades 4-6)


Recently, district administration concluded a series of budget presentations at PTO Meetings. A portion of the presentation asked participants to respond to a series of eight (8) questions, one which included the question how do you feel about the current school configurations.

We, meaning the district, have no position on reconfiguring our schools. Since our schools went K-6, there has always been a concern about having a wide age range in our elementary schools, especially since the original elementary school configuration was K-4. Part of the PTO visit and conversation was to confirm or not if that still exists. However, that doesn't mean that change(s) will occur now or in the future.

In the event that district administration and the board would consider this important decision, we would ensure student, staff, and community input.

Dover Academy Career and Technical Education Application

Students interested in applying to the Dover Academy Career and Technical Education, need to complete the application found here now through the end of May. Please return the completed application to your guidance counselor or the CTE Office.

Washington Township Information

Please find below the power point presentation distributed at our information session to the residents of Dover regarding Washington Township. The information includes a historical timeline, financial facts, and current case analysis regarding a transfer of territory. Click here for the presentation

Washington Township Update

Please view the petition filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Education from the Dover Area School District requesting a hearing to protest the transfer of Washington Township to the Northern York County School District. Click here to read the petition.

Conclusions to the PTO Budget Meetings

Over the past two months, we had the opportunity to visit with PTO’s and conduct a budget activity. Overall, we had  96 people in attendance, including numerous board members and all school administrators. Part of the activity included responses to eight (8) questions. Attached are the conclusions for each question.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at the Dover High School

This year Dover Area School District is proud to again host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at the Dover High School.  Parking will be in the main front parking lot west of the main entrance.  Follow the signs to the entrance door and for building navigation.

The VITA Program offers free tax help to households who made $53,000 or less in 2014

and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. VITA also provides free online

self-assisted tax preparation for households who made $59,000 or less in 2014.

Call 717.854.2244 on or after January 20 to schedule a tax preparation appointment.

Dover Area School District: Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles (SPP)

The Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles (SPP) for the Dover Area School District were released earlier this month. The SPP is an integral part of the Educator Effectiveness System, both teacher and principal evaluation.  As an online site, the SPP provides a school level academic score for all public schools, including charter and cyber charter schools, and full-time comprehensive career and technical centers. The SPP offers for districts/schools a means to communicate performance results to you and assist the DASD in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement.

Please take time to review your child’s school performance

If you have further questions regarding the School Performance Profile, please contact Ms. Jamy Jackson at

Click here to pay lunches on-line.


Title IX - & Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Form

DASD's Nondiscrimination Policy

The Dover Area School District does not discriminate in its educational and vocational programs and activities, or in its recruitment and employment practices, on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The Dover Area School District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any inquiries regarding the Dover Area School District’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to the District Superintendent at 101 Edgeway Road, Dover, PA 17315 or (717) 292-3671.