Assigned by last name

A - Da: Julie Plautz

Hu - Me: Kirsten Link

Sc - Z: Nile Smith
Social Worker:
Kimberly Trefz

Counseling Support Staff:

Cindy Hollander

Cathy Labbat
Post-Grad Coordinator
COVID-19/Remote Learning Updates
Please use the links below for more information from our Jeffco Student Services Office. More resources are also available on our Community Resources tab above.
**If you are experiencing an emergency of any kind, please call 911 or refer to our resources link above for other helpful crisis call centers.  Additionally, the district's COVID-19 website also provides many resources for families. Click here.

Follow us on Twitter @CounselingDRHS  or Instagram @dakotaridge_counseling 


  • Job Opportunity for 9th-12th Students: Colorado School Safety Youth Advisory Council  The Colorado School Safety Resource Center’s (CSSRC)Youth Advisory Council Call for Applicants The Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC/Center) is housed within the Colorado Department of Public ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2020, 10:26 AM by Kirsten Link
  • '11th Grade College Presentation'-Zoom Recording/Video from 5-18-2020 Overslept, internet not working, friends told you how awesome the presentation was so now you have FOMO, missed the '11th Grade College Presentation' via zoom on Monday, May 18th at ...
    Posted May 18, 2020, 3:08 PM by Kirsten Link
  • Parenting/Teen Tips during COVID-19:Zoom Mtg. Thursdays from CU Anschutz
    Posted Apr 8, 2020, 5:12 PM by Kirsten Link
  • Looking for a Job??? The counseling department has MANY job opportunities posted in our office, immediately on your left when you walk in the counseling office door. We have an entire corner devoted to ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2019, 8:31 AM by Kirsten Link
  • Application Info for US Military Academy    Applications for the 2nd Congressional District are due by October 1, 2019.   Click HERE to learn more about full Nomination Process This includes Congressional Nominations to the: United States ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2019, 1:35 PM by Brian Plautz
  • Upcoming College Info Sessions/Meet and Greet with Families       Upcoming College Representative Visits:Throughout the year, representatives from colleges and universities throughout the country visit DRHS to share information about their school and programs, and to answer student questions ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2020, 6:50 AM by Kirsten Link
  • Lockheed Martin Tutors--FREE!!!         FREE TUTORS            From Lockheed Martin are available to help!            LOCKHEED MARTIN TUTORS ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN in Fall 2020Math and Science tutors from Lockheed Martin will be available to ...
    Posted May 28, 2020, 10:54 AM by Kirsten Link
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Dakota Ridge Counseling Department Mission:

DRHS Counselors continually connect with students to empower, support, and guide them. We meet them where they are and help them reach their desired future. Our vision is to provide support and advocacy, empowering ALL students for success in high school and beyond.

How can I see my counselor?


Students: Come to the counseling office during your free period, lunch period, or before or after school. We have an open door policy for students. You are welcome to fill out a counselor request form if your counselor is not available. We will then call you down at our earliest convenience.

Parents: It is best to call the office to arrange an appointment to see your student's counselor. This ensures appropriate time allocated to your needs. Stopping by the office could result in long wait times or a counselor not available.

  • Counselor Responsibilities:
  • Academic counseling (incl. difficulties and interventions)
  • Short term/crisis counseling
  • Socio-emotional counseling
  • Community resource referrals
  • College/career guidance
  • ICAP support
  • 504 plan coordination and support
  • Seminar program support