Online School Counselors

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

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

Helping Online 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 OCA, our online 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 online school counselors offer services designed to help high school students prepare for college and career with:

  • Personal learning plans focusing on postgraduation goals
  • College and high school courses available through College Credit Plus, which allows students in grades 7–12 to partner with a local college to obtain credits
  • 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
  • The ability for students in grades 7–12 to attend courses at local career technical centers
  • Training through the Information Support Services (ISS) program, which provides training to prepare students for entry-level computer specialist positions

For more information about the opportunities listed above, please contact Ohio Connections Academy.

OCA counselor Ms Heidenreich

Meet Molly Heidenreich

OCA’s Manager of Counseling Services

  • Master’s degree from The Ohio State University
  • With OCA since May 2011

“At Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), our guidance program prides itself on helping to enable all students, regardless of individual differences. We seek to help students acquire the educational preparation, occupational skills, and social awareness necessary to reach their highest potential in an ever-changing society through a uniquely individualized learning program. We have a comprehensive developmental program built on the basis that educational, career, and personal goals are attainable. Our counselors coordinate collaboratively with students, educators, parents, and community members to incorporate a comprehensive guidance curriculum.”

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