About the Department

The Science Department of Dover High School prides itself on offering a comprehensive program that reflects the changing nature of science education. This rigorous academic program prepares students for post secondary education while helping them develop as scientifically literate individuals. An experienced science staff guides learning through the use of student centered activities and labs. Through the use of interactive Promethean ActivBoards and laptop computers, students use the latest in technology to access information.

Featured Courses

HSA Chemistry

Students in the Health Science Academy will explore areas of chemistry that relate to Health related fields that include, but are not limited to, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology is the study of words that pertain to body systems, anatomy, physiology, medical processes and procedures and a variety of diseases. It provides specialized language for the health care team.


In addition to our regular classes, our department provides specialized coursework for students of the following academies:

AP Capstone

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses with a higher expectation than honors and college preparatory courses. Upon the completion of these courses, students are prepared for the appropriate AP Exam.

Health Science Academy

The Dover High School Health Sciences Academy is a comprehensive four-year program designed for students with an interest in pursuing careers in a variety of health and medical fields.

Honors Learning Community

Dover High School offers the Honors Learning Community for students in Grade 9. The purpose is to provide an interdisciplinary thematic approach to promote student learning.

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