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Program of Studies

Dear Student and Parents:

This Program of Studies has been prepared to assist you in planning your high school course of studies to enable you to make the most effective use of your years at Hanover High School. As you think about those years there are immediate concerns and long-range concerns. Certain questions must be answered if you are to determine the program which is best for you.

Some of the questions you should consider:

  1. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  2. What kind of grades are you presently getting?  What kind of grades do you want to get?
  3. How can you find out more about the courses before you select them?
  4. At this point in time what are your goals upon graduation?
  5.  What courses do you think you should take to achieve these goals?
  6. Are you aware of what the courses will require before you select them?
  7. Are you making long-term plans or merely planning one year at a time?
  8. Will you be working to your full capacity and realizing your potential?
  9. What are your out-of-school activities?  Will you be able to balance your school needs with other needs?

Students should take advantage of the human resources that are available in order to identify the best possible school program.  Your School Counselor, subject area teachers, school administrators, Dresden Plan Advisor, Special Education Case Manager, and upper class students that you know or that are in your Common Ground group are resources you should consider.  Do not plan your program in isolation.

This Program of Studies outlines the academic and elective course content offered to students in grades 9-12. In addition, it outlines the sequence of courses. Use this guide not only at this time but for future reference as well.

Please Note: Parents and students need to realize that due to financial restrictions (1) all courses that are described within the Program of Studies will not necessarily be offered and (2) all individual student/parent requests will not necessarily be met. We will do the best we can to meet requests, but it is possible that some course titles will not be taught or some course enrollments will be capped.