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Online School Counselors

Arizona 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 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 ACA, 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 individual attention, guidance, 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 online high school students prepare for college and 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
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Megan Hines

Meet Megan Hines

Manager of Counseling Services

As manager of counseling services for Arizona Connections Academy, Megan Hines works hard to assist students in being successful. Ms. Hines holds a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from the University of Arizona, a master of science in psychology from the University of Phoenix, and a master of education in school counseling from Ottawa University.

Ms. Hines has been in the field of education since 2005. She began her career as a teacher but quickly found a passion for counseling. She is passionate about helping students achieve their goals. She believes that all students can meet their goals through hard work, dedication, and a desire to learn.