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"

Tuesday, September 1
Dover Eagle Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The meeting will be held at the Dover Area School District Administration building located at 101 Edgeway Rd., Dover, PA 17315.
Wednesday, September 2
6 PM Fall Open House
Friday, September 4
Lifetouch Picture Day
Monday, September 7
Tuesday, September 15
GR 9 Josten's class ring assembly

Daily Announcements

Please join us for the Fall 2015 High School Open House.  Doors will open at the high school auditorium at 6PM and the open house will run until 8PM.  Please click on the link below for a preview of the evening's agenda.
See you there!

OPEN HOUSE 2015.docx
The school day for the high school will change for the 2015-2016 school day.
Students must be in homeroom for attendance at 7:35 a.m. and two dismissal bells will ring at 2:30 p.m. (for car drivers with a parking permit) and 2:34 p.m. for all other students (including bus riders). Please be advised that the front parking lot is for bus traffic ONLY during bus drop off in the morning and during dismissal time in the afternoon. The area in the front parking lot labeled "Bus Lanes" is NOT available for parking during arrival and dismissal times!

Please be reminded that there are a few buses that will run on double runs and those students will be leaving the HS later than 2:34.

Please find bell schedules attached to this announcement.
All bells 2015-2016.xlsx
Dover High School Rolls Out the Aevidum Program. 
Great Job Team! Keep Up The Great Work! 
I've Got Your Back!

We want to thank everyone who participated in the Be The Match Donor Drive and for all that helped to support Maddie Hill in any way!
The Drive Raised almost $2500.  Our initial goal was $1000.  We also registered 56 new Be The Match Donors and many under 18 students signed up to become donors when they turn 18.  The Be The Match group was blown away by the support received.

Again, a big thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to this event!  Maddie and the Hill family are very grateful for the support.


The High School Faculty Team DEFEATED the Student Team at the Family Fun Night Basketball Tournament.

February 4, 2015 Course Selection Night/Open House postponed.  The new date for the this event is March 12 and the Course Selection Night/Open House will begin at 6PM in the auditorium. 

If you missed, it's not too late.  Please contact your student's guidance counselor for more information.
Thank you

Mr. Rickard
High School Principal

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

2015-2016 High School Yearbook for Sale

For those interested in purchasing a high school yearbook, please visit The price of $65.00 includes tax. The price will increase to $70.00 on October 24th.

Meal Applications Online Now Available!

School is soon starting and we need every family to submit a meal application ~ one application for the entire family! We made it faster and easier for our Dover Families to apply for free or reduced priced meals. Go to the link below. The website address to direct them is:

Transportation Reminder

Please note no bus changes will be made August 17-Sept.4th. Request forms may still be submitted during that time and will be considered after the September date.


The Dover Area School District Calendar of Activities and Events is now available. Click the link below to download and print a copy of the 2015-2016 Calendar. If you do not have access to a printer, copies may be obtained by contacting a school office or the District's Administration Office.  2015-2016 District Calendar of Activities & Events

Governor Wolf Announces Revision to Background Checks

On June 10, 2015, Governor Wolf announced changes to background checks requirements. Below are highlights of some of the new changes announced by Governor, Tom Wolf on June 10, 2015. The entire press release can be found by clicking here.

Effective July 25, 2015:

  • Fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the Child Protective Services Law will be waived for volunteers working with children.
  • Additionally, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be reducing the cost of both the child abuse and criminal history record checks from $10 to $8 for all other applicants.
  • Beginning July 1, 2015, volunteers are required to obtain background checks, including the Child Abuse History Clearance, issued by the DHS, and the Criminal History Record Check, issued by the PSP. 

A comprehensive list of persons required to get clearances is as follows:

  1. Child care service employees;
  2. Foster parents and adult household members;
  3. Prospective adoptive parents and adult household members;
  4. Individuals 14 year of age or older applying for a paid position as an employee responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children;
  5. Any individual seeking or provide child-care services under contract with a child-care facility or program;
  6. School employees governed by public school code and those not governed by the public school code (colleges and universities).

Important Information for All Volunteers and Substitutes
for the Dover Area School District

The PA Legislature has amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times over the past year.  The most recent changes came to us through Act 153 of 2014, which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately.

Act 153 of 2014 Mandated Renewal of 
Criminal Background Checks and Clearances

The PA Legislature has amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times over the past year.  The most recent changes came to us through Act 153 of 2014 which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately.  Please review each of the links below for the appropriate information.

The Dover Area School District has extended the internal deadline date from August 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015 for those employees hired prior to the year 2012 to complete and submit their required clearances to the Human Resources Department. Please note; it is the obligation of each individual to accept the financial responsibility to obtain and submit all three (3) clearances to the district as required. When employees obtain their new clearances, they should submit them to the attention of Mrs. Heather Thomas – Payroll Coordinator/HR Secretary at the district Administration Building.  Please understand, this is a state mandate and as such requirements are placed on the district if documents are not provided by the deadline.

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.