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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  • Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice & Chicago Info Night-Sun. Oct. 14th 7pm               Brown University    University of Chicago            Columbia University                Cornell University                    Rice UniversityJoin Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell and Rice for an information session for prospective students and their families. Sessions include ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2018, 7:10 AM by Kirsten Sjolund
  • International College Options Fair- Nov 15th @ 6pm International College Options FairStudents, parents, and guardians are invited to attend to learn about study abroad college degree programs   International College Options (ICO), a non-profit organization that connects ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 1:31 PM by Kirsten Sjolund
  • College Night - PPT and Presentation Copies If you missed our annual College Night on Thursday, September 20th, you can review the information below. If you were able to attend, this information has been provided due to ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2018, 1:42 PM by Kirsten Sjolund
  • Application Info for US Military Academy    Applications for the 2nd Congressional District are due by October 1The website contains complete information and access to the electronic application: ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2018, 12:53 PM by Brian Plautz
  • Follow the Counseling Dept. on Twitter! For college, career, and upcoming event information, follow us at: @CounselingDRHS
    Posted Sep 12, 2018, 8:58 AM by Kirsten Sjolund
  • Upcoming College Info Sessions/Meet and Greet with Families       Boston University Event:Boston University will be hosting a reception in Denver for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2018, 1:46 PM 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. 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.

Schedule of Counselor Visits for Fall 2018

  • 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