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
What's New, Important and Upcoming....
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  • Warren Tech Application for 2020-2021 NOW OPEN!!! The 2020-2021 Warren Tech Application is NOW LIVE!!! The online application “Apply Now” button can be found under the ADMISSIONS tab on the opening page of the Warren Tech ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2019, 9:38 AM by Kirsten Link
  • Financial Aid Info Presentation-Tues. Nov. 12th at 6pm in DRHS Library Financial Aid/FAFSA/Scholarship 101Where: DRHS LibraryWhen: Tuesday, Nov. 12th @ 6pm -Wondering how to complete your student's FAFSA? -Do you know what type of Financial Aid you ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2019, 6:51 AM by Kirsten Link
  • Want to be an Outdoor Lab Leader? Be sure to attend our meeting on Oct. 22nd! We are looking for sophomore, junior and senior leaders to help sixth grade students from Summit Ridge Middle School to have an unforgettable week in the mountains. See the dates ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2019, 1:40 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 Sep 17, 2019, 10:20 AM by Julie Plautz
  • Lockheed Martin Tutors--FREE!!!         FREE TUTORS            From Lockheed Martin are available to help!            LOCKHEED MARTIN TUTORS ARE WILL RETURN SEPTEMBER 17th, 2019Math and Science tutors from Lockheed Martin will be available to students ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2019, 1:43 PM 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