Online High School Counselors

Great Lakes Cyber Academy’s full-time, licensed guidance 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 high school students address the personal, social, and academic issues that can affect their success in school and in life.

At GLCA, our 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 Online 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 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
Sarah Simons

Meet Sarah Simons

Manager of Counseling Services

Sarah Simons began her career working as a school counselor for Grand Rapids Public Schools and joined Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) in 2013. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a master’s of education in counseling education and counseling psychology. She is a licensed school counselor in Michigan and Colorado and also has a national certified counselor license.

“I became a school counselor because I wanted to be a resource for students and families who had been discriminated against in the past. I love working with students to help them navigate the school system. I enjoy meeting each of the students at GLCA.

I love being a school counselor at GLCA because I get to work with fantastic families and staff members and provide a high-quality education for our students. At GLCA, parents have the ability to become integrated into their students’ learning. This is a huge benefit of the online school setting.

Here, parents always have the ability to see their students’ grades, schoolwork, and lessons. Parents also have the unique ability to have direct, one-on-one contact with teachers anytime during the workday. GLCA staff loves hearing from your student and strives to meet his or her individual learning needs.”

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