Dexter Community Schools staff members work as educational teams in each building to ensure that all students have the assistance and accommodations needed to support learning in order to progress in the general education curriculum.
We serve the majority of our students with disabilities in the general education classroom and strive to provide our students with the most inclusive, least restrictive environment.
DCS provides services to students with disabilities in a continuum of educational environments, from regular class placements with special education services and programs to full-day programs in county-based programs. Students receive evaluations in all suspected areas of disabilities. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) determines the type and degree of required services for each student.
DCS participates in mandated Child Find programs and provides services to private programs within our district. The programs are conducted in accordance with the Federal and Michigan Special Education rules and regulations.
The Special Education staff, including teacher consultants, resource room teachers, speech therapists, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, provide a variety of special education services. They also work in collaboration with individual classroom teachers, to coordinate curriculum objectives, introduce and monitor modifications and accommodations and to identify alternative teaching strategies that meet the educational recommendations of each child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).