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.

Counseling News

Exchange Student Host Families Needed
Posted 08/07/2019 08:49AM

Educatius Seeks Families to Host Exchange Students for 2019-20

Do you have room in your heart and your home to host an international student? A student’s host family is one of the most important aspects of studying abroad.  Educatius, in partnership with Dexter High School, is currently recruiting host families for students arriving in August 2019. Educatius works hard to guarantee a good match between the students and the families with regular check-ins and reports. Create new experiences for your entire family that will last a lifetime!

To get started today:

  • Complete a host family application
  • Pass a background check
  • Schedule a home visit

A host family:

  • Is enthusiastic to share their culture and embrace the student into their home
  • Provides a furnished room with a bed, desk and dresser
  • Provides regular meals
  • Is an English-speaking home
  • Is provided a monthly stipend

Currently waiting for a host family:

Henrik is very athletic and hopes to try soccer, tennis and baseball at Dexter. He also enjoys listen to lots of different music but his favorite artists are Eminem and Bruno mars. He is very close to his sister who was an exchange student two years ago. His dad was also an exchange student in the ‘80s. Interests: Floor hockey, TV, skiing, cards, soccer and popular music.

Long's English name is Emerson. He will be a junior at Dexter. His favorite subjects are math and English and he wants to become a business man like his father. He likes all kinds of music, video games and he tells us his number one hobby is basketball. He also enjoys watching sports, soccer and photography.

Quyen was raised by her father and her grandparents in Vietnam. She wants to study in America because “I want to be better person, I want to be believe myself, I want to learn study new culture and I want to live self-made.” She enjoys watching TV and listening to music.

My loves reading books, listening to music and playing guitar in her free time.  She hopes to be a veterinarian in the future.  She likes to help animals and is interested in working with disabled and abandoned animals.  She plans to work hard to get good grades and take part in school activities while at Dexter High School.

For more information about hosting one of these great students, please contact:

Heather Roberts


Contact Us

  • DHS Counseling Office
    2200 N. Parker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • School Hours
    M-F 8:00am - 2:51pm
    Half Days
    8:00am - 11:25am
    Office Hours
    M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • (734) 424-4240 option 2
    (734) 424-4252 fax

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  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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