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Dover High School

Dear Students, Parents and Community Members:

Welcome to the Dover High School website.  Our high school is a comprehensive high school serving approximately 600 students.  We are committed to providing the best education possible for our students, offering them a wide variety of classes to prepare them for a successful future.  

Our staff is committed to providing a safe, student-centered learning environment that develops students’ thinking and decision-making skills.  For example, teachers employ various reading strategies, including pre-reading, guided reading for understanding and post-reading strategies, to help students think critically and get a better grasp of the subject material.  The high school operates on a traditional 9 period schedule.

Dover has a strong commitment to character education.  Throughout the year, students are exposed to various assemblies and in-class experiences that broaden their horizons and strengthen their empathy for others. Students are encouraged to think before they act and make choices based on facts rather than innuendos. 

Dover High School has a strong investment in the arts.  Each year, the high school puts on a dramatic production in the fall and a musical production in the spring.  The hallways of the school are continually updated with new student artwork, and graduating senior art students are invited to paint a classroom door.  Students are also encouraged to participate in jazz band, pit band and select chorus. 

The school also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including many sports, a literary magazine, a yearbook club, a diversity club, peer leadership, and SADD, among others. Ultimately, the school provides the student with a wonderful opportunity for a quality educational experience, but it is up to the student to make the most of this opportunity.  The school opens the door and provides every means of help available to get through the door, but the student must take the initiative and make the commitment.

Much research states that parental involvement is the number one factor contributing to student success in school; therefore, we encourage parents to take an active role in the high school years of their children's life.  We value parental input, suggestions and ideas as we strive to improve our high school.  Parents should take the opportunity to get involved in committees such as the School Improvement Team, the Diversity Committee or the Music Boosters Club.  We can work together to make the children’s high school experience a positive journey.  

Open communications is a key component to maintaining positive relationships.  Please feel free to call or email with any questions or issues.


Genie Angelis, Principal



 DHS News

Click web news link above to view the 2019-2020 Budget Newsletter.
Want to win $200? Click web news link above to read more information about this amazing challenge!!!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. These upcoming events are open to the public so be sure you put them on your calendar. Click website link for a list of events and dates.
April 27 & 28 11am-4pm at Dutchess Community College. Click web link for more information.
Substitute training will take place on May 20, 2019 from 10-11 am in the MS/HS Library Conference room. There is no need to register in advance.
Click the web link above for more information.
For loved ones of individuals who have passed from addiction. Click the web link above for more information and meeting dates and times.

DHS Events

  • May 2019 Monday - May 27, 2019
    • Memorial Day Parade 9:00 AMWingdale Firehouse
    Friday - May 31, 2019
    • Dover Theater Company - "Xanadu, Jr." 7:00 PMAuditorium
  • June 2019 Saturday - June 1, 2019
    • Dover Theater Company - "Xanadu, Jr." 3:00 PMAuditorium
    • Dover Theater Company - "Xanadu, Jr." 7:00 PMAuditorium
    Thursday - June 6, 2019
    • Music Boosters Meeting 7:00 PMMS Band Room
    Friday - June 7, 2019

Dover High School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5750   Fax: (845) 877-5759

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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