Online High School Counselors

To help students rise to their full personal, academic, and professional potential, Great Lakes Cyber Academy offers full-time, licensed school counselors and a robust counseling program.

Dedicated school counselors use their professional expertise to assist students with a wide range of situations such as:

  • Academic goal setting, scheduling, and planning
  • Career planning
  • College planning
  • Personal and social development

Helping Students Succeed

With master’s degrees and specialized training in developmental and educational psychology, our online school counselors have the expertise to assist high school students and to address the many personal, social, and academic issues that can have a significant impact on their success in school and in life.

At Great Lakes Cyber Academy, our counseling program is built on relationships, so our counselors are available to give personal attention to students, parents, and families—online, in person, and by phone. Support and expertise can also be provided from our national Connections Academy office and its collaborative network of school counselors across the United States.

Preparing Online Students for College and Career

  • Beyond their daily counseling activities, our school counselors offer services designed to help high school students prepare for college and career with:
  • Personal learning plans focusing on students’ goals after graduation
  • Interactive online LiveLesson® sessions offering current 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 exploring and choosing career options, as well as researching and selecting the right vocational training or 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.”