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

Special Education Survey Results
Posted 12/20/2019 11:41AM

December 11, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to those who were able to attend the Community Conversation in November to discuss the results of the K12 Special Education Survey and Focus Groups. As we shared in the meeting, the results of the survey indicated that overall parents are very satisfied with the special education programs and services offered through the Dexter Community Schools. The results also identified opportunities where the district can continue to improve. The primary areas for improvement were communication and training. As a result of the survey data the district has already begun to implement the following changes:

  • Increased communication to parents on their students present levels and proposed goals prior to IEP meetings
  • Additional teacher professional development in the area of supporting students with disabilities
  • Additional parent trainings
  • Development of a Parent Advisory Committee
  • Improved sharing of community resources to families
  • Expand building-to-building transition supports

The summary of results prepared by K12 Insight for your information and review is attached. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this with me in person please feel free to schedule an appointment.

In addition, the following community resource flyers, with events and training that may be of interest to you, are attached.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to our continued work together in 2020!


Anne Nakon
Director of Special Education

Printable version of this letter

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
  • Bates School, 2704 Baker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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