Curriculum

Dover-Sherborn High School seeks to prepare students to become lifelong learners. The school promotes academic and social skill development and fosters student self-sufficiency. Students are encouraged to become actively involved in the learning process so that they may adapt to the diverse demands of their post-graduate experiences. To this end, Dover-Sherborn seeks to create a community where learning occurs primarily within a formal academic curriculum supplemented by a variety of co-and extra-curricular experiences. 

This community provides students with interactive opportunities that ask them to evaluate both themselves and the world around them. Such inquiry actively involves students and asks them to be introspective and extrospective, to think and to communicate. As individuals they discover their talents and test their limits; as members of a community they begin to understand a citizen’s responsibilities. Consequently, they learn to find the balance necessary to allow them to thrive as individuals, as members of the school community, and as citizens in a global society.

A note about faculty websites: Several teachers use Aspen to host their course websites. Parents and students will need to log into Aspen to view the content of these sites. Please review the instructions on how to access the Aspen Family Portal. 

Dover Sherborn Global Citizenship Program

2015-2016 District Curriculum Accommodation Plan 

Program of Studies

Dover Sherborn High School has a broad curriculum encompassing the following disciplines: English, World Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Wellness, Living, Fine and Performing Arts, and Technology and Engineering. Extracurricular Activities offer opportunities for involvement in athletics, clubs, student performances and student government.


The curriculum and program of studies promote independence of thought and action.  It is our goal to help students to develop an individual voice and perspective. Students learn how to be effective communicators.  In addition, students are exposed to a variety of opportunities that allow for creativity, cooperative learning and constructive critiquing of fellow students' work.


Program of Studies 2018-2019

 

English

Welcome to the Dover-Sherborn English Department Homepage. This page is a resource for both students and faculty at Dover-Sherborn. This site has everything from course overviews, links to faculty pages and examples of student work.

Our Philosophy
We believe that reading and writing are the means by which young adults begin to define themselves in the world. Through language they learn to formulate questions, test beliefs, establish connections and take a stand. Our curriculum emphasizes the joys of reading and writing, the value of inquiry and reflection, and the importance of excellence in any endeavor.

  

The English Summer Reading Requirements can be found here.

 

Homework 
If homework assignments are not accessible online for any reason, students will still be responsible as they should have obtained the assignments during class. Please be sure to get your assignments before you leave class!

For questions on content for the English Dept. please email Mr. Potts. 

English Department Faculty

Joseph Catalfano 
Gretchen Coyle Donohue  (Department Chair)
Scott Huntoon 
Lindsay Li 
Heather Lockrow 
Kelly (Sullivan) Menice 
Erin Newton 
Caroline Bartlett
Kim Wynn

 

 

Fine and Performing Arts

Welcome to the Dover-Sherborn Fine and Performing Arts Department Homepage. This page is a resource for both students and faculty at Dover-Sherborn. This site has everything from course overviews, links to faculty pages and examples of student work.
 
 
Fine and Performing Arts Faculty:

Janice Barry

Carly Blais

Darren Buck
 
Geoffrey Hermann - Choral Director, Department Head

Hannah Wright 

 

Math

Welcome to the Dover-Sherborn Mathematics Department Homepage. This page is a resource for both students and faculty at Dover-Sherborn. This site has everything from course overviews and faculty pages to examples of student work. Thanks for visiting!

Mathematics Department Faculty

Kurt Amber 
Marissa Bachand 
Jim Baroody, Department Chair 
Josh Bridger 
Caryn Cheverie 
Allison Collins 
Carly Eckles
Terry Luskin 
Lisa Pearson 
Steve Ryan

Wellness Department

Welcome to the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School Wellness Education Web Page. The idea behind this web page is to supply parents, teachers, and students the opportunity to keep informed about current student wellness information and department events.


Homework

If homework assignments are not accessible online for any reason, students will still be responsible as they should have obtained the assignments during class. Please note that the homework page is still in a construction mode and actual assignments may not be available online for several weeks - please be sure to get your assignments in class!


Wellness Department Faculty

Joseph Gruseck 
Elliott Lucil 
Laura McGovern  
Alyssa Wesoly

Science

Welcome to the Science Department web page!


Science Faculty

Janae Barrett 
Karyn Bishop 
Josh Bridger 
Deirdre Clancy-Kelley 
Liz Friedman 
Chris Levasseur
Kristen Loncich 
Anita Lotti 
Patricia Szajner
Greg Tucker, Department Chair

 

Social Studies

Welcome to the Dover-Sherborn Social Studies Department Homepage. This page is a resource for both students and faculty at Dover-Sherborn. This site has everything from course overviews and faculty pages to examples of student work. Thanks for visiting!

 

Social Studies Department Faculty

Mary Andrews 
Thomas Bourque 
John Hickey, Department Chair 
Brendan O'Hagan 
Richard Grady 
Keith Kaplan 
Elisabeth Melad
Leah Swinson

 
 

Curriculum Guides

US History Curriculum Guide



Summer Reading 2018-19

   Assignments for AP Courses


   Assignments for Non-AP Courses
 

  • Rising Freshmen (World History I) - Incantation - by Alice Hoffman 
  • Rising Sophomores (World History II)  - Every Falling Star - by Sung Ju Lee 
  • Rising Juniors (US History-CP & Honors) - Johnny Got His Gun - by Dalton Trumbo

 

Special Education

Special Education Information can be found here.

Technology and Engineering

Welcome to the Dover-Sherborn Educational Technology Department. This page is a resource for both students and faculty at Dover-Sherborn.

The successful completion of a total of 18 credits in Technology & Engineering and the Fine and Performing Arts program at the high school is required for graduation.
 

Technology and Engineering Faculty:

Lori Alighieri 
Nick Grout - Dept. Head
Dianne Pappafotopoulos 
Mike Sweeney

 

 

World Language

Welcome to the Dover-Sherborn World Language Department Homepage. This page is a resource for both students and faculty at Dover-Sherborn. 

World Language Department Faculty

Chris Estabrook 
Leonie Glen
David Gomez 
Jeff Farris  Department Chair
Maria Laskaris 
Yanhong (Leah) Li 
Alex Linardi 
Patricia Uniacke 
Rebecca Waterman 
Richard Waterman

The Dover Sherborn Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness.

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  • 9 Junction Street, Dover, MA 02030
  • Phone (508) 785-1730
  • Fax (508) 785-8141
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