Online School Counselors

Wisconsin Connections Academy’s full-time, licensed virtual school counselors are dedicated to guiding students to 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 school counselors help students address the personal, social, and academic issues that can affect their success in school and in life.

At WCA, 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 Wisconsin virtual high school students prepare for college and career with:

  • Personal learning plans focusing on postgraduation goals
  • Interactive online classroom 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® 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
Jeff LeMahieu

Meet Jeff LeMahieu

Dean of Students

Jeff LeMahieu is the dean of students at WCA. He joined the school when it launched in 2002. Mr. LeMahieu works with students of all ages, but his main focus is high school students. He helps them to choose appropriate courses and set goals for life after high school. He is also the instructor for the high school ACT prep course.

Mr. LeMahieu is a strong supporter of our students and online education. He says, “Working with our high school students is very exciting. I enjoy discussing post high school plans with our students, and ensuring that their course work aligns with their future goals.”

Rachel Brick

Meet Rachel Brick

Lead Counselor

Rachel Brick is a school counselor at Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA). She joined WCA for the 2016–17 school year. Ms. Brick received her bachelor’s degree in English education and her master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She shares more below about her new journey at WCA.

"I'm passionate about students learning, and I really enjoy connecting with students. After being in the classroom, I knew I wanted to become a school counselor and help teach more of the social aspect of education. I love the supportive staff at WCA. I am learning something new every day."

During her free time, Ms. Brick enjoys reading, boating, and taking long walks with her family and dogs.