DHS Counseling Department
The mission of the Dexter High School counseling department is to provide high quality, comprehensive school counseling services to all students. Our program, as guided by the ASCA National Model, is designed to help all students develop and enhance their academic, career, and personal/social strengths in order to become responsible and productive citizens. There is a commitment to individual uniqueness and the maximum development of human potential. Through the skillful use of strategic, timely, and personal interventions, counselors customize educational experiences in order to enhance capabilities, close achievement gaps among high and low performing groups and support positive choices.
Read more about our guiding principles, services, standards, and focus areas in our School Counseling Mission Statement.
Please keep in mind that you have 24 hours to excuse an absence or tardy for your student. This can be done by calling the attendance line (734-424-4240, then follow the prompts, or x7011). Waiting a week to call in for an absence causes unnecessary paperwork for the office staff, as well as unnecessary stress for your student when they receive a detention notice.
Students who will be leaving school early must bring a note to the office at the beginning of the day to obtain a dismissal pass.
When a student is sick, they must be fever free and vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Please do not leave requests for homework on the attendance line. You may request homework by communicating directly with teachers via email.