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Schools of Choice


We have now notified everyone who applied for SOC status during the first window. If you applied and didn't hear from us, send a note to and we will forward your information. 

The second application window for fall 2021 will be July 26th through August 6th, 2021. 

Dexter Community Schools is a limited schools of choice district, which means we have two application periods for each fall. Applications can only be accepted during designated applications window. Our first application window was April 19-30. Our second application window will be July 26-August 6, 2021. If you are planning to apply for your student to attend Dexter kindergarten or young 5 as a schools of choice student, you may register according to the timeline outlined here or you can wait until you hear if you are accepted after the SOC window closes. SOC registrations won't be processed until we confirm acceptance, but some parents prefer to get this out of the way, just in case. More details about KG and Young 5 enrollment are here

Please note: Dexter Community Schools is not accepting non-resident students for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, with the exception of DCS staff children. For employment opportunities, please see our jobs page. 

Please read the information below that describes the program and requirements in depth. If you have any further questions, contact SOC coordinator Hope Vestergaard or call 734-424-4102.



The Dexter Community Schools district is a limited schools of choice district. This means that we have two, two-week application windows  during which families can apply to attend as school of choice students for the following fall. Each year, we look at our current enrollment and estimate the number of students we can accept for schools of choice slots. Please read the detailed information below before applying. 

No transportation is provided for schools of choice students, with the exception of verified in-Dexter care arrangements AND only on a space-available basis. 

SOC Program Details