Enrollment & Registration Info

Welcome to Dexter Community Schools!

 

Effective August 8, 2017, we are starting our transition to online registration using the Registration Gateway. This secure software will allow new families to efficiently register their students online, and will allow existing families to update their student information at any time. All registrations and updates are reviewed by school secretaries before changes are published. 

For new families, once the online registration has been submitted, you may bring the student's original birth certificate to the school office (or Copeland in the summer) to complete registration. Use the link at right to Enroll a New Student. 

For existing families, we will send home letters in August reminding you to update your student's information. These letters will include instructions. Once you receive your letter, use the link at right to Update Student Information. For existing students with changes to their medical information, parents should also complete the Medical Update Form

***Be sure to format your student birthdate MM/DD/YYYY including the slashes.***

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School-Year Enrollment

School-Year Enrollment

If you are enrolling a student during the school year, please contact the school office where your student will attend. Although we have two K-2 buildings, parents of new kindergarten through 2nd grade students should use the Cornerstone office as your first point of contact.

  • Cornerstone/Bates -- young five through second grade (734) 424-4120
  • Wylie -- third and fourth grade (734) 424-4140
  • Creekside -- fifth and sixth grade (734) 424-4160
  • Mill Creek -- seventh and eighth grade (734) 424-4150
  • Dexter High School -- ninth through twelfth grade (734) 424-4240

Our enrollment process has two steps:

  1. Register your student online using the Enroll New Student link at right
  2. Come to the school office (during the school year) or the main office at Copeland (during the summer): 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter MI 48130 with an original birth certificate and proof of residence. 

Summer Enrollment

Summer Enrollment

For families enrolling during the summer months (Mid-June through the second full week of August), please contact our central office with enrollment questions:  (734) 424-4100, ext. 1002. We are generally available Monday through Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am-11am to accept new student registrations, or you may make an appointment at another time that is convenient for you. 

Our enrollment process has two steps:

  1. Register your student online using the Enroll New Student link at right
  2. Come to the school office (during the school year) or the main office at Copeland (during the summer): 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter MI 48130 with an original birth certificate and proof of residence. 

Dexter High School is open for much of the summer, so those registrations may be brought directly to that building, if desired. 

Kindergarten and Young Five Enrollment

Kindergarten and Young Five Enrollment

Michigan law requires students to be five years old by September 1st in order to enroll in kindergarten. The Young Five program is designed for students with late summer and fall birthdays. The decision whether to enroll a late-summer birthday 5-year-old in Young Five vs. Kindergarten is something we recommend discussing with our staff so we can find the developmentally appropriate program for each student. (Kindergarten waiver requests are available for students who will turn five between September 1st and December 1st, please see the waiver request form for further information.)

Our Kindergarten and Young Five Information Night is held each February. This is an adults-only event. Parents tour both K-2 buildings. and attend an informational meeting at Cornerstone Elementary's cafeteria for all parents.

The 2017 Kindergarten and Young Fives Round-up and Registration was held at Creekside Intermediate School on April 12th 12pm-6pm and April 13 7am-1pm. Our Young Five program has limited enrollment; spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Families with older siblings already enrolled in the district have priority within that group. 

Schools of Choice Enrollment

Schools of Choice

Dexter Community Schools is a limited schools of choice district. This means we have two windows during which families from neighboring intermediate school districts can apply to attend DCS as school of choice students. For more information, please see our School of Choice page

Enrolling Students Who Have Been Accepted as School of Choice Students

Once your student has been accepted as a schools of choice student, please follow the regular registration procedures outlined on this page. 

Additional Registration Materials

Immunization Requirements Information

Change of Address

Change of Address

Already enrolled in the district but need to change your address with us? Please use the following form to do so: 

Proof of Residence

Proof of Residence

At enrollment, and any time you change your address, you will need to verify your eligibility to attend Dexter Community Schools. Schools of Choice students' residency documents must verify that they live in the Washtenaw Intermediate School District or a contiguous Intermediate School District (ISD). The follow documents are acceptable:  

Homeowners:

  • Most recent property tax statement from your issuing tax authority;
  • -OR- Closing papers for a recent sale (feel free to redact financial info and/or social security numbers);
  • - OR- Contract to build a house with estimated completion date.

Renters:

  • A lease in your name AND a utility bill at that address;
  • -OR- A lease in your name and a written statement from the landlord that utilities are included;
  • -OR- A notarized statement from a Dexter Schools homeowner/taxpayer indicating that you share living space and the dates of residence (for example, in the case of living with relatives or friends long-term).

Other:

District Maps

Contact Us
  • District Offices
    Copeland Administrative Building
    7714 Ann Arbor Street
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • M-F  8:00am - 4:00pm
    Summer Hours:
    M-Th 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Fri 7:00am-11:00am
  • (734) 424-4100
    (734) 424-424-4111 fax
  • info@dexterschools.org
  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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