Ohio Connections Academy School Counselors

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

  • Academic goal-setting, scheduling, and planning
  • Career planning
  • College planning

Helping students succeed

The state licensed counselors at OCA believe that being available to our students and parents ranks at the top of the services they provide.  Our counselors are readily accessible to students and families—online, by phone and at school field trips and information sessions. Their education and counseling experience provides them with the necessary skills to deal with the academic issues that can affect a student’s success in school and life. 

With the additional support from our national Connections Academy office and its collaborative network of school counselors across the U.S., our school counselors for online school bring both individual attention and national expertise to our students and families.

Preparing students for college and career

Interactive, online LiveLesson® sessions connecting Connections Academy families across the country with real-time information on: post high school planning, financial aid and scholarships, college application processes, entrance requirements, and more. 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 post-graduation goals.
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) information and guidance to allow students to earn college and/or high school graduation credit.
  • 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 and ACT examinations.
  • One-on-one counseling with seniors to provide resources and assistance with post-secondary planning, including: career options, vocational training, and selecting the right college.
Meet Katy Brennan
Katy Brennan, OCA, Manager of Counseling Services

Meet Katy Brennan, OCA’s Manager of Counseling Services

  • Masters of Arts in Education, School Counseling Concentration
  • With OCA since May 2011
  • 10+ years of education and school counseling experience

Our Guidance Program prides itself on helping to enable all students, regardless of individual differences, to 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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