Award Year: 2022

Hanover High School

41 Lebanon Street, Suite 1
Hanover, NH, 03755-2147

(603) 643-3431

Mrs. Julie Stevenson, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

School Administrative Unit 70

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Hanover High School is an active learning community that provides broad academic and co-curricular programs. We engage students' minds, hearts and voices so that they become educated, caring and responsible adults. All students are given the opportunity and encouragement to use their minds to pursue excellence, academic challenge, and personal success; hearts to respect and care for the emotional and physical well being of themselves and others, and for the environment; and voices to contribute to the democratic process and the common good.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Native American: 1%
Hanover High School in spring

Hanover High School in spring

Every spring the Hanover High School Social Studies department presents a Civic Virtues award. This award is meant to recognize a student who is someone who we would all be proud to have as a neighbor, representative, or just a member of our community. Beyond academics, Hanover High School strives to develop all students into the people we want in our communities. Our school's democratic structure, individualized opportunities to learn, and our more accessible student support system empower and provide students with opportunities to listen, use their voices, compromise, be informed, and to think critically to develop solutions.

In the 1970's, Council became the foundation for our democratic school which has created a learning community built on mutual respect and understanding between teachers and students. Our democratic system is not only a learning laboratory that seeks to mirror our country's governmental structure, but is the lens through which all of our school's decisions are made. Our systems can change and grow as our school community evolves. Staff and students work together to compromise and maintain policies that strike a balance.

We have created learning experiences, such as our week long March intensive and independent study program, through which students can better understand themselves and their role within the various communities they live in. And as we have developed those opportunities, we have also recognized the challenges adolescents are facing, and have evolved and increased our student support systems over the past four years to help keep students on track when experiencing a mental, physical, academic, or family crisis.