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.
The Reproductive Health Advisory Committee is proposing the adoption of an updated curriculum. The reasons for this were presented to the Board of Education at the January 13th board meeting.
The curriculum proposal will be presented and a public hearing held at the February 10th Board of Education Meeting. There will be a community meeting on the proposed curriculum on February 27th. The second public hearing and Board vote will be on a Board meeting agenda in March or April.
The following materials will be shared with the proposal and at the hearings:
- Executive Summary regarding RHAC Curriculum Proposal
- Rights, Respect, and Responsibility (3Rs) Curriculum Proposal
- Reproductive Health Student Survey and Results
- Sample Lessons
Following are the draft minutes from the School Presentation where the curriculum proposal was introduced.
- The Reproductive Health Advisory Committee shared with the Board a slideshow outlining the reasons reproductive health education is important, MiPHY data, the results of a recent DCS student poll regarding reproductive health education, and the Committee’s intent to bring a proposal for updated curriculum to the Board in February. The current Dexter Schools Reproductive Health curriculum has not been updated since 2010 and the publisher (The Michigan Model) has no plans to update it. Students initiated the committee conversation about updating the curriculum. The following RHAC members spoke: Community Education Director David Teddy, parent Dr. Lisa Judge, former DHS Gay Straight Alliance advisor Autumn Campbell, Mill Creek Health Teacher Crystal Zurek, parent Kim Kirkey, and a DHS student spoke during the presentation. The slideshow has been posted on the website. Per board policy 2414, there will be two public hearings prior to a vote on the updated curriculum proposal.