Accelerated courses of study in math, science, and English have been developed for high school students who excel in those areas. Students may take the accelerated math and science courses as electives, but they must receive counseling before being assigned to those classes.
The accelerated science program includes biology, chemistry, and physics, and in the 12th grade, a choice of electronics, or second-level biology, chemistry, or physics. The accelerated program in math consists of geometry, Algebra II, pre-calculus, and calculus, in that order. The Honors English courses in 11th and 12th grades are designed for academic high achievers and are part of the accelerated curriculum.
Academic Community Exposure
The Academic Community Exposure (ACE) program provides an in-depth, broadly based exposure to a possible career field for college-bound seniors. The students spend two hours a day, five days a week, for the entire semester and/or year interacting with professionals at a site where they can observe and learn about a given career. The students receive academic credit for the experience and develop a point of view about a possible career choice before they enter college.
Cooperative Diversified Occupations
Cooperative Diversified Occupations (C.D.O.) is an effort by the school and community to provide the opportunity for students who are at least 16 years old to develop knowledge and skills needed for employment. The C.D.O. program provides alternative vocational education for students not enrolled in the York County Area Vocational-Technical School. To find out more about the C.D. O. program, contact the high school guidance office.
Hanover Public School District offers an individualized program of study for students who are intellectually gifted.
All identified students participate in enrichment activities in the regular education classroom, emphasizing specific student needs. Occasionally students participate in extended classroom activities or mini-courses involving in depth study and appropriate instructional strategies. High school students may have opportunities for seminars and compact in courses of study.
Instructional Support Team
The Instructional Support Team is the first contact at the Middle School and Elementary Level for those children experiencing difficulty academically or behaviorally. Children may be referred by calling the individual school office. Referrals are made by parents, guardians, teachers, or other school personnel. For more information, contact your building principal--637-9000.
Special Education--Annual Notice to Parents
In compliance with state and federal law, the Hanover Public School District will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student's abilities.
In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student the child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.
These services and protections for "protected handicapped students" are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs. For further information on the evaluation procedures and provision of services to protected handicapped students contact the Hanover Public School District Administration Office - 637-9000.
Title I Reading Programs
Elementary students who are reading below grade level can receive special help in reading through the Title 1 Reading Program. Specialized help addressing specific assessed needs will be given in small group sessions. This program provides instructional support in a variety of reading skills areas.
The reading specialists notify parents when a child is enrolled in or discharged from the program. For more information about our reading program, contact the Hanover Public School District Administration Office at 637-9000.
Tutoring, Counseling, and Assistance
The Tutoring, Counseling, and Assistance Program (T.C.A.) is a combined effort within the Hanover Schools to help those students in the high school, who will benefit from helping younger students become successful in school. Students selected for this program assist teachers and students at the elementary and middle school levels. Each day, the T.C.A. students help themselves by helping others with clerical duties, classroom responsibilities, play ground assistance, and general tutoring or guidance for younger children.
Work Experience Program for Special Needs Students
Hanover Public School District provides a work experience program for Senior High Special Needs students age 16 and above. This program originates from the belief that students benefit significantly by having early work experiences that are supported by district personnel. The sequence begins in 9th and 10th grades through a course with prevocational and vocational objectives. Also, during each school year, visits are made to local industries to introduce and familiarize students with a variety of job opportunities, to have them hear first hand the expectations of employers and to gain an appreciation of the need to continue their education. Finally, the students are assisted with locating jobs or acquiring jobs by their own effort. Bi-monthly evaluations are made by the employers and these evaluations are then used by the LIU Work Coordinator and the classroom teacher to assist and improve student job performance.