We'll Help Find the Right High School for Your Child

Welcome to Dawson's High School Guidance Program!

Dawson approaches the high school placement process with the same intensity as a high school's college placement program. Once your child graduates from Dawson, we know that the high school they attend will be critical in continuing their intellectual and personal growth in college and beyond. That is why Dawson has an individualized high school guidance program, including on and off-campus events and individual counseling. There are many options to consider, including local public magnet, career and tech academies, private schools and boarding schools. Dawson’s High School Guidance Team ensures that our families have the tools necessary to navigate this process.

Stella Finfrock

Ms. Finfrock joined Dawson in 2003 and is currently the Enrollment Manager and part of the Advancement team. Ms. Finfrock was the middle school counselor and the high school placement advisor prior to her new position. Ms. Finfrock has helped place ten years of Dawson alumni at local public and private schools as well as boarding schools across the U.S. She has visited numerous schools across the country both on the East and West Coasts. Ms. Finfrock coordinates our high school fair each November, the largest such fair on the West Coast.

Cathi Muckle

Prior to joining Dawson in 2011, Ms. Muckle was part of the administrative teams that opened the West and Southwest CTAs. She has been the Program Manager for Dawson College Bound for four years and was recently named Development Manager for The Alexander Dawson School. She is the proud parent of a Dawson and Thacher boarding school alumna. Her passion is to help place students in the school that is right for them; she feels strongly that finding a student's "best fit" is the most important element of high school success. Ms. Muckle has established relationships with the top boarding schools on the West Coast and, for the last five years, she has helped place many students into boarding schools as well as local Magnet and CTAs.

Jolie Lindley

Prior to joining Dawson in 2013, Jolie Lindley taught high school in Indiana for 18 years in four different schools. During that time period, she assisted countless students through the college application process, including helping them narrow down their choices, advising them on application essays, and accompanying them on college visits. Because of her background, Ms. Lindley understands the demands placed on high school students in a variety of settings and helps shepherd Dawson students through the application process to find a high school that best fits each eighth grader. Ms. Lindley coordinates the local private school and magnet/CTA tours and shadow days, serving as a liaison between those institutions and Dawson. She also advises students on the recommendation process for applying to local private high schools and boarding schools, as well as offering language arts SSAT prep. 

Asti Sproul

Ms. Sproul joined Dawson in 2016 as the new School Counselor for students in grades 5-8. Prior to joining the Dawson community, she worked for seven years at a non-profit that helped underserved youth prepare for a bright future, including college preparation. As an Adjunct Professor at UNLV for ten years, she also has a firm understanding of the skills and preparation our students need to be successful at the collegiate level. She spent her first few months at Dawson touring local private schools, learning the intricacies of Magnet Schools and CTAs, and traveling throughout California to meet with ten West Coast boarding schools. She is passionate about finding the best high school fit for all of our Dawson students. Ms. Sproul will also be an option when your student chooses which administrative member they want to write their letter of recommendation. 

The Alexander Dawson School

Welcome to The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain! Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, The Alexander Dawson School is a non-sectarian, non-profit school offering students in preschool through eighth grade an inspired and meaningful education. Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.