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Online School Counselors

Arkansas 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 Arkansas Connections Academy (ARCA), 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 Arkansas 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 to provide resources and assistance with postsecondary planning, including career options, vocational training, and selecting the right college
Jeremy Hoback

Meet Jeremy Hoback

Manager of Counseling Services

As manager of counseling service at Arkansas Connections Academy (ARCA), Jeremy Hoback uses his passion for helping others to make a positive difference in students’ lives. Mr. Hoback feels that being an educator is the perfect fit for him. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. He has also earned a specialist degree from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.

Mr. Hoback uses his education and experience to work with students and their families to help students achieve their goals for the future. ARCA provides a challenging curriculum for all ability levels, and creates a great sense of community through several field trips for students and parents. Mr. Hoback loves being a part of ARCA’s staff because they give students and families an assortment of ways to contact staff with any questions or issues. Mr. Hoback has access to a lot of information and resources for college and career opportunities. He enjoys working with such a great students and staff here at ARCA.