Dexter High School counselors strive 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.

Please note: Due to tight schedules meeting with students, all visitors must make an appointment to speak with a counselor. 

DHS Counseling Dept

2200 N. Parker Rd
Dexter, MI 48130
ext 7058 or 7061
fax (734)-424-4214
Monday-Friday -7:30am-3:30pm


Kaitlyn Nelson
734-424-4240 ext. 7058
Student Last Name Guidance Counselor Phone Extension
A-E and Alt Ed Brandy Jacobs x7055
F-K and International Amy Sumner x7060
L-Ri Alli Mattson x7051
Ro-Z Chris Donoghue x7053

The Latest News

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Students and their contributors are now able to make corrections to submitted FAFSAs®. The most common need for corrections we are seeing is a missing signature from a student or contributor. If you need to make corrections, we strongly encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

Read More about FAFSA Corrections
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What is SLE?

  • SLE is a one-week program for current Juniors (High School Class of 2025) to visit West Point in June.
  • Students in this program get to spend the week with our cadets, live in the barracks, and eat in the mess hall.
  • Learn about West Point’s world class academics by trying 4 of our 17 academic workshops.
  • Learn about military training and becoming a Leader of Character at West Point by completing two military days to include rappelling, Zodiac boats, combatives (like Jiu-Jitsu) training and more!
  • Challenge themselves physically by attempting the Candidate Fitness Assessment, conducting physical training, and sports.
  • Complete their admissions interview with a cadet.
  • Spend the week making friends with other students from all over the US who are applying to West Point.

Applications are accepted until April 15th. SLE is competitive and not all who apply are offered to attend.

Learn more about SLE and apply -

Please direct any questions to

  • Summer program
  • West Point
Read More about West Point's Summer Leaders Experience (SLE)
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Virtual Financial Aid Webinars

Students and their families interested in learning about financial aid basics are encouraged to register for a virtual presentation provided by the MI Student Aid team. Our next financial aid webinar is scheduled for March 14, 2024 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:

  • FAFSA application information
  • Federal financial aid programs
  • State financial aid programs
  • Scholarship searching resources

There are multiple dates and times to choose from and all sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Register for one session only, as space is limited. 

  • Financial Aid
Read More about Virtual Financial Aid Webinar
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Summer is a perfect time for motivated high school students to start thinking about college. Georgetown University’s application period for summer is now open.

The online pre-college programs help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. Through participating in our courses, students can discover if an interest could lead to a college major or even a future career.

Use this link to explore the programs.

  • Georgetown University
  • Pre-College Online Program
  • Summer program
Read More about Georgetown University Pre-College Online Program

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