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Online School Counselors

Kansas Connections Academy’s full-time, licensed school counselors are dedicated to helping virtual school 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 KCA, 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 counseling team brings 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 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 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
Paul Walrod

Meet Paul Walrod

Manager of Counseling Services

As manager of counseling services at Kansas Connections Academy (KCA), Paul Walrod draws on a wealth of experience to help our students thrive. He has worked in education for more than 22 years —all in Kansas! He was a teacher for 11 years and a school counselor for 9 years, then a principal for two years. Mr. Walrod holds an MS in school counseling and a BME in music education from Pittsburg State University.

Mr. Walrod says he cannot think of any occupation that could be better than be working with students and their families! He is happy to do anything he can to help them be successful and healthy at school. He is most impressed with the KCA staff’s abilities in all capacities. Mr. Walrod is available to assist students with academics and social needs, as well as college and career needs.