Assigned by last name

A - Da: Julie Plautz

Hu - Me: Kirsten Sjolund

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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  • Summer Enrichment Program @ Warren Tech  This summer Warren Tech is offering several summer programs for middle school and high school students.   The registration form and all information (dates, times, supplies and cost) can be found ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 9:35 AM by Kirsten Sjolund
  • Application Info for US Military Acadamy    The DRHS Counseling Dept. hosted an Application for the Academies Info Mtg on April 30th. Below are links to the presentations given by our speakers.
    Posted May 10, 2018, 1:17 PM by Kirsten Sjolund
  • Summer School 2018 A total of 23 credits are required to graduate from Jefferson County Public Schools. Students, if you failed a class, please click on the link below and/or see your ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2018, 8:17 AM by Kirsten Sjolund
  • Follow the Counseling Dept. on Twitter! For college, career, and upcoming event information, follow us at: @CounselingDRHS
    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 10:21 AM by Karina Wilson
  • College Fairs/Workshops Summer 2018      Out-of-State College Options Fair and Presentation:The ROAR Summer College Search Series helps high school students and their parents get a head start on their college search. Events ...
    Posted May 16, 2018, 11:35 AM by Kirsten Sjolund
  • Lockheed Martin Tutors--FREE!!!         FREE TUTORS            From Lockheed Martin are available to help!Math and Science tutors from Lockheed Martin will be available to students on a first come, first serve basis. No Appointment ...
    Posted May 16, 2018, 8:19 AM by Kirsten Sjolund
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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.

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

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