Dover High School and Career Tech Center
The workforce of the future places high value on problem-solving, collaboration and practical applications of technical skills. While vocational education spaces have often been relegated to the periphery of academic environments, those same spaces are now seen as an integral part of every student’s learning experience. The recently completed design of the 1,500 student Dover High School and Career Technical Center creates an integrated learning environment that supports this understanding. Planned to integrate skill training and hands-on learning with challenging academics, the new school will immerse students in a culture of making: alongside science classrooms are spaces for pre-engineering and biotechnology; art classrooms pair with woodworking and building technology programs; and academic spaces are adjacent to marketing and business CTC classrooms. Other public facing CTE programs — from cosmetology to culinary arts — will be accessible from the Town Square, the school’s main entry point that will function as a community space and heart of the school.