World Languages & ELL

About the Department

Language and communication are the heart of the human experience. Dover High School recognizes that we must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. Therefore, it is our goal to provide all of our students with the opportunity to develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other language. To meet this challenge, we offer a variety of world languages and provide a comprehensive ESL program for our English language learners. In addition to our four year programs of Spanish, French, German and Italian, we have developed an extensive program in Spanish Language Arts to improve and strengthen the language skills of students who are native speakers of the Spanish language.

Featured Courses

HSA Spanish

The goal of the HSA Spanish I course at Dover High School is to introduce students to the language and culture of the target language, while integrating specialized medical vocabulary.

AP Spanish Language & Culture

Open to students who desire a serious and challenging study of language, this course is designed to prepare participants for the AP Spanish Language Exam offered by the College Board in the spring.


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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