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Dover Area School District

Dover Area High School is a public high school with about 1,100 students in a district of 3,900 students.  Partnering with Washington College’s GIS Lab, the high school has been able to create a GIS Curriculum.

The Dover High School Geospatial Technology Program, under the FFA Farm Mapping initiative in Pennsylvania, started in the spring of 2007 as an after school class, in conjunction with FFA Farm mapping in Agriculture classes. From there progressed the implementation of a Geospatial Technology I course, which was taught for the first time a year later.  By the spring of 2011, Geo. Tech IV was added and currently has over fifty students in the program. The Washington College GIS Lab comes into play through the electronic curriculum created through a Moodle website, which is maintained by Jessica Gough and Samantha Bulkilvich.  Visit the link on the right and log on as a guest to preview the curriculum.

Dover H.S. in the News

Want to know more about our collaboration with Dover Area High School?

  • Check out a blog post highlighting our collaboration with Dover High, including several student spotlights!
  • Current WC GIS student intern Daniel Benton first got his start with GIS as a student at Dover High- read more about the work he’s doing now here.
  • In 2013, the Dover Area High School’s Geospatial Technology Program was awarded the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s Academic Achievement Award. Read more about this accomplishment here.