Online School Counselors

Minnesota Connections Academy’s full-time, licensed school counselors are dedicated to helping online students reach their full potential, assisting with:

  • Academic goal setting, scheduling, and planning
  • Personal and social development
  • Career planning
  • College planning

Helping Students Succeed

With master’s degrees and specialized training in developmental and educational psychology, our online school counselors help students address the personal, social, and academic issues that can affect their success in school and in life.

At MNCA, our virtual school counseling program is built on relationships, so our counselors are readily accessible to students and families—online, in person, and by phone. With the additional support from our national Connections Academy office and its collaborative network of school counselors across the United States, our counselors bring both individual attention and national expertise to our students and families.

Preparing Students for College and Career

Beyond their daily counseling activities, our counselors offer services designed to help high school students prepare for college and prepare for a career with:

  • Personal learning plans focusing on postgraduation goals
  • Interactive online LiveLesson® sessions connecting Connections Academy families across the country with real-time information on financial aid and scholarships, college application processes, entrance requirements, and more
  • College test preparation courses for the SAT examinations
  • One-on-one counseling with seniors to provide resources and assistance with postsecondary planning, including career options, vocational training, and selecting the right college
Stephanie Becker

Meet Stephanie Becker

Manager of Counseling Services

Stephanie Becker is the manager of counseling services at Minnesota Connections Academy (MNCA). She earned her BS in human development and family studies with an emphasis in child development from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a master’s degree in education, K–12 school counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Her career began as a K–12 school counselor in Florence, Wisconsin, where she was the only school counselor for the entire school district! Before discovering MNCA, Ms. Becker served as a career exploration teacher for middle and high school students at Prairie Seeds Academy in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Ms. Becker enjoys working with and getting to know each and every one of her students at MNCA. She especially enjoys being available to support students and assisting them in developing a plan for the future.

Ms. Becker cares about virtual school because she strongly believes that every student deserves the chance to find the school that best fits his or her learning style. She feels that online education is a wonderful opportunity for so many students to find great success in education, and it is her goal to help students achieve that success!