Virtual School Counseling Services
Success after Connections Academy
Success can be defined in many ways. We are proud of the countless ways that Connections Academy students go on to shine. One student may go on to an Ivy League university, while another may pursue specialized career training, and a third may enter the workforce the day after graduation. The Connections Academy program is designed to establish a strong foundation for success in whatever a student wishes to pursue. Our personalized instruction means that teachers meet students at their own level, helping them develop their individual gifts and talents and overcome challenges. As they work toward personal excellence, students also enjoy opportunities to exercise creativity and critical thinking, build character, and develop valuable collaboration and communication skills. The goal is to help all Connections Academy students prepare for the next phase of their life.
Preparing Students for College and Career
Beyond their daily online school counseling activities, our counselors offer services designed to help high school students prepare for college and career with:
- Personal learning plans focusing on post-graduation 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 ACT® or SAT® examinations.
- One-on-one guidance counseling with seniors to provide resources and assistance with postsecondary planning, including career options, vocational training, and selecting the right college.
- College Planning Club: Designed for students in 9th–12th grade, this club helps those who plan to attend college develop a portfolio that focuses on elements sought by college admissions committees.
- Career Club: This club encourages students in grades 6–8 to learn about potential careers and explore fields that interest them. The club enables students to enter high school with a direction in mind, making them more likely to embrace and succeed in a high school program that prepares them for pursuing their career interests.