Dover Alternative School

Dover High School 
and Regional Career Technical Center


Alt School
50 Alumni Dr., Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 516-6790
Fax: (603) 516-6791

Families - Please Note:
Friday, May 26th has been changed from a teacher workshop day to regular school day due to the number of snow days this winter

The Dover Alternative Program is an approved special education program within the Dover School District. The program was established in 1991 to provide an alternative to the traditional academic setting for learners with challenges. Our program services students from neighboring school districts in addition to Dover.

The faculty at The Dover Alternative Program consists of four academic teachers, a counselor, a paraeducator, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, an expressive therapist intern, an administrative assistant, and the Dean/Director. Our staff assists students with their social/emotional, behavioral, and academic needs throughout the school day. Our teachers engage students through innovative instruction within academic classes. Our counseling staff provides individual/group counseling and family support. In addition, we work closely with community based agencies to enhance student success in all areas of functioning.
If you would like more information about our program, feel free to contact our Dean, Dr. Joan Breault, EdD, by phone at 603-516-6058 or email at

                          Ms Breault & Girls

One of our students in the Cosmetology program, giving a haircut to a fellow student!


Parent/Guardian Information:

Our students have been enjoying several different trips lately. They have gone bowling a few times, taken a couple of yoga classes, gone to the Rye Airfield indoor skate park twice, toured Great Bay Community College, Job Corps, and Hutchinson Manufacturing, and visited a goat farm. 

Upcoming trips include bowling and a Fisher Cats game. Check out our Community-Based Field Trips page to see some pictures!

Attendance, behavior, and grades are all important considerations when inviting students on these trips. Tardies/truancies lead to failing grades and disciplinary issues. Please work with your children to make sure they are here every day.