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
Mrs. Bobbie Strausbaugh
Assistant Principal
Mr. Chuck Benton
Director of CTE
Mr. Matthew Fried
Dean of Students

Thursday, November 26
Friday, November 27
Holiday extended
Monday, November 30
Holiday extended (snow make-up #1)
Wednesday, December 9
Student 1/2 Day
Saturday, December 12
7 PM Holiday Choral Concert

Daily Announcements

High School Daily Announcements

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE - Dover Area School District

The Dover Area School District is partnering with the York County Food Bank to provide a holiday meal to District families in need this holiday season. Through their many sponsors, the Food Bank will be supplying 865 turkeys to Dover families. 

Please consider donating non-perishable food items.  Donations can be dropped off at any Dover Area School District building between November 9th and December 4th. At the high school items will be collected in students' homerooms, and community donations can be dropped off at the main office.

Donations will go directly to Dover Area School District families in need.

The classroom in each building with the most donations will win a class pizza party.  The school building with the most donations will win a staff breakfast. 

Suggested Items: canned vegetables, fruits, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, boxed stuffing mix, boxed brownie/cake mix (no glass items please)

You can make a difference in our community!

This is a reminder to all parents, and students, about appointments during the school day. If a student needs to leave school for an appointment, we ask for the following procedures to be followed:
  1. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) write a note containing  the student's name, what time the student must leave, what type of appointment the student has, and a parent/guardian signature.
  2. The student brings that note to the office during homeroom - the student should check in with the homeroom teacher first, if possible, so that proper attendance can be taken during homeroom.
  3. The student will be provided a pass to use to leave the class at the appropriate time for the appointment.
Please make every attempt to send a note in ahead of time with the student. Parents showing up at the office, or calling in at the last minute, are not efficient ways to handle appointments! Last minute appointments cause difficulties in several ways, such as:
  1. Interruptions to classrooms 
  2. Having to take students from classes where it is difficult to leave without prior knowledge (such as gym class) 
  3. Students can't ask teachers ahead of time for work they will miss. 
Again, please make every effort to plan ahead for appointments!
Dover High School thanks you for your cooperation!

Follow us on Twitter - @dasdhighschool -  #DoverProud


You see DOVER PROUD on banners and on district communications; you hear it at assemblies and during  announcements, but what does it really mean?

Dover PROUD is our district's PBIS slogan. PBIS stands for "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports." PBIS is known nationwide as a way to create a more positive atmosphere in schools by rewarding students for POSITIVE behavior, rather than only focusing on the consequences of inappropriate behavior.

Districts nationwide adopt a slogan that promotes desirable life-long behaviors, and is unique to the district. At Dover we have adopted the use of PROUD! 

We believe all Dover Eagles will demonstrate…   

P….......perseverance by embracing challenges! 
Always do your best. Seek help. Know your resources.
R .......…respect for all people and all property!
Use appropriate language. Follow rules and expectations. Value yourself and others.
O.......…ownership of individual choices!    
Be responsible for your own choices and actions. Be involved. Demonstrate self-discipline.    
U.......…unity by supporting others!    
Be tolerant and accepting of differences. Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements. Do your share to make your school and community better.   
D.......…dedication to learning!    
Be reliable. Be engaged. Commit to goals.  

At the high school, students are awarded Dover Dollars for recognition of positive behaviors. Dover Dollars can be cashed in for prizes at the Red Zone, which is the school store at the high school.  Students can elect to not cash in their Dover Dollars, but instead, use them to enter into prize drawings that will take place quarterly throughout the school year. A drawing for "college" prize packages will take place at the end of the school year to recognize two seniors for positive behavior before graduating. 

Lastly, we want to encourage everyone involved with the Dover School District to demonstrate DOVER PROUD! 
Do the right thing even when no one is watching. Your individual actions represent us all!


Order your yearbook today at

Link to order yearbooks!


Penn State York is committed to bringing cultural programming to students, and extends the invitation to attend to the community. All performances in the cultural series are free.
Please see the attached flyer for more details!

Penn State York Cultural Series Flyer.pdf
MMS and eChalk
Please Read More for information on signing into eChalk and MMS

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.

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

Thank you for your service

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the Dover Area School Board Directors and District Administration honored and said goodbye to three board members. Dan Sindlinger, Julie Emig, and Christy Rehm will leave the board after four years of service to the school district.


The Dover Area High School’s Criminal Law class visits the York Judicial Center to sit in on a criminal jury trial. 


Congratulations to seniors Andrew Rhodes and Luke Lightner from Mr. Cahan’s Spanish class. The students traveled to Shippensburg University's High School Modern Languages Competition on Saturday, November 14, and won a combined two medals in the linguistic/cultural jeopardy along with two medals in a Spanish poetry recital. 

School Bus Drivers Wanted

The Dover Area School District currently has a need for school bus drivers. Training will be provided. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please contact E&B Transportation at (717) 292-9539.

Facilities Planning

The Dover Area School District Administration presented a facilities PowerPoint outlining possible short term and long term considerations for district schools. Please click here for the PowerPoint reviewed on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Important Update for All Employees, Volunteers, and Substitutes for the Dover Area School District

On July 1, 2015, the Pennsylvania Legislature again amended the Child Protective Services Law.  The most recent changes came to us through Act 15 of 2015, which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district.

Employees Click Here        Volunteers Click Here      Substitutes Click Here

District Clearance Information

Qualified Substitutes Needed

The Dover Area School District is currently looking for qualified professional substitutes in grades K – 12 and in all subject areas.  Please visit the employment tab to apply.

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.