Iowa Online School Counselors

Iowa 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 IACA, our online 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 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
Allison Lang

Meet Allison Lang

Lead Counselor

Allison Lang joined Iowa Connections Academy in 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Ms. Lang strives to guide students to reach their highest potential in academic, personal, and career development. She finds that the most enjoyable part of her job is helping students overcome boundaries and the roadblocks they face resulting from stress and the pressure to succeed. She says, “I enjoy the college- and career-planning aspects of this job as well as helping students prepare for the next phase of their lives. I am passionate about helping all students achieve success.”