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Dover Adult Learning Center

Mission Statement

Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County helps adults in the Strafford County area improve their lives through basic education, job training, high school completion, and enrichment classes.  We help our students become more effective lifelong learners, family members, workers, and citizens.

Statement of Philosophy

The following principles guide the Learning Center board of directors and staff in all programs:

1. We treat participants with respect; we value their opinions and take their personal goals, experiences, and needs into account.

2. We individualize instruction, as required, building on participants' strengths and prior learning, as well as helping them remediate their educational weaknesses.

3. We remove barriers to participation by providing an accepting atmosphere and by offering, whenever possible, a variety of learning options, flexible schedules, free or affordable classes, and support services such as child care.

4. We seek the development of each participant to his or her fullest potential, designing educational experiences to maximize each person's independence and to empower people to carry out their personal, family, and political responsibilities and to become as economically independent as possible.

5. We emphasize opportunities for least educated adults, providing general educational services for the community when such services do not interfere with our primary emphasis.

Dover Adult Learning Center was founded in 1972.

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Posted on: Thursday, April 14, 2016

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