Class Listing – Adult Diploma Program

Adult Diploma classes require contacting our office before registration.

Algebra I

Tuition: $250.00 Dover Residents: $225.00

Start Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
End Date: Monday, December 18, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This course includes investigation of real numbers, algebraic expressions, patterns, exponents, graphing, inequalities and functions ,building mathematic models and predicting real-world problems. Good basic math background recommended. Placement test may be required.  Please call the office for more information. Equivalent content to Math 080 at GBCC. 1 adult high school diploma math credit. 

Mondays @ Dover High School Rm #332

No class on Monday, October 9 instead will be on Wednesday, October 11

 

Taught by:

Stephanie Dematteo

Stephanie has her BA in mathematics with a minor in finance from Keene State College.  She has been teaching in the Dover School District for fifteen years, including many Dover Adult courses.  She is currently the Academic Coordinator of the math department at Dover High School.  Her prior career was in banking and finance.  She is very excited to bring real-world knowledge and applications as well as her love of mathematics to this Algebra course.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15

Exploring English

Tuition: $250.00 Dover Residents: $225.00

Start Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
End Date: Monday, December 18, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This English class will cover all of the basics and more! You will explore what it means to be a reader and a writer by studying many of the traditional genres found in an English class. You will read and write about fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry. You will create poetry, analyze literature, and discuss your discoveries as readers and writers. There will be a focus on building a vocabulary word bank, grammar and punctuation work, weekly writing prompts, as well as focused reading with written responses.  Students will be expected to complete readings and other work outside of class and come to class focused and prepared to discuss any and all assigned work.  Books and other materials will be provided for students to be returned at the end of the course. 1 adult high school diploma English credit

Mondays @ Dover High School Rm 316

No class on Monday, October 9 instead will be on Wednesday, October 11

 

Taught by:

Jenn Parsont

Has been teaching English for the last 10-years at Dover High School.  Jennifer graduated from UNH with a Bachelors and Masters degree in English teaching.  A confirmed reading geek, she spends her time devoted to raising her own two teenagers, the teenagers of others, gardening, cooking, viewing contemporary and classic films and reading everything she can get her hands on.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15

Biology

Tuition: $250.00 Dover Residents: $225.00

Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Introduction to Biology is a life science that focuses on the structure and function of living things and the world around us.  Through a variety of activities, each student will participate in scientific investigation and inquiry. Following New Hampshire State Life Science Standards, the course is structured around five units including organization of living things, the genetic code, evolution, ecology, and human systems. 1 adult high school diploma science credit

Tuesdays @ Dover High School~Room 309

Taught by:

Margo Martin

Margo has been a biology teacher with Dover High School for several years.  Before working the sciences she was the teacher of the Deaf and sign language teacher with Rochester School district.  She likes to bring a sense of fun and excitement to the learning of science.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15

Chemistry

Tuition: $250.00 Dover Residents: $225.00

Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

College prep chemistry class covers inorganic, organic and biochemistry.  Course content includes problem sets and laboratory exercises for each area. Prerequisite: Algebra I. 1 adult high school diploma science credit. 

Tuesdays  @ Dover High School~Room 303

Taught by:

Merv Faulkner

Merv Faulkner is a teacher of chemistry and is the Dover Shockwave Robotics coach at Dover High School. Mr. Faulkner retired as Chief Radioman in 1995 from the United States Navy after serving twenty-one years. He served on three submarines, one surface ship and several shore stations.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with a minor in Oceanography from Old Dominion University in 2002. He has been teaching chemistry and mathematics for fourteen years. Mr. Faulkner’s interests include: long-distance hiking, rugby, and world travel.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 14

The Rise of America, The Superpower

Tuition: $250.00 Dover Residents: $225.00

Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Throughout this course you will be discovering the events shaping America from the development of the colonies to the current day condition as the world’s single superpower. By examining the trials and triumphs, you will begin to understand the basis of the American culture. The evolution of our current government system will bring to life the documents our society stands upon. You will witness the birth of a nation and its growth into a major player on the world’s stage (peaceful transfer of power between opposing parties, growth of the industrial cities, and legislating equality among citizens), its dominance and respect afforded to it worldwide Spanish American War, assistance during WW1 and WW2, nation building in the late 20th century), while at the same time you will witness the dark side of American history, the one of oppression and greed (slavery, Jim Crow laws, Native American removal, the Great Depression, Japanese internment camps), helping you to completely understand the country and the people of America.

1 adult diploma high school social studies credit in U.S. History or Civics

Tuesdays @ Dover High Rm 318

Taught by:

Karen Van Dyke

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15

Economics

Tuition: $115.00 Dover Residents: $105.00

Start Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
End Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Study production, distribution, consumption, and political effects for real-life family, state and national applications.

½ high school diploma social studies credit

Mondays @Dover High School Rm 319

No Class Monday, October 9 instead will be on Wednesday, October 11

 

Taught by:

Eric Salmonsen

Eric received his BA in Secondary Social Studies Education as well as his MA in American History from the State University of New York at Oswego, and has been teaching history, government, economics, and several other social science courses for a number of years.  Students in his classes should expect to have an instructor that is excited about the material and strives to get the class to be equally invested in the course.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions