Counseling Resources and College Prep 

We’re committed to setting our students up for success—both while they’re at Lighthouse Connections Academy and long after graduation.
Online School Counseling

Helping Students Become Their Best Selves

To prepare our students to thrive today and in the world ahead, we encourage not only academic growth, but social and emotional growth, too. Our dedicated team of full-time, licensed school counselors help students of all grade levels reach their full potential, assisting with:

  • academic goal setting, scheduling, and planning
  • personal and social development
  • career planning
  • college planning

Readily accessible online, in person, and by phone, our counselors offer individual attention and expertise to our students and families, whenever and however they need it most.

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College and Career Preparation

We Empower Students to Become Future-Ready 

For our students, Connections Academy is an important stepping- stone towards their future, whether that includes higher education or starting a career. Our counselors offer a wide variety of individualized services, all designed to help students prepare for their next adventure:

  • personalized learning plans, focusing on each student’s unique 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
  • help preparing for college admissions tests, like the SAT
  • one-on-one counseling with seniors, providing resources and assistance with postsecondary planning, including career options, vocational training, and selecting the right college
  • a full school profile, which will be provided when necessary for students to use when applying to colleges
School Profile

Lighthouse Connections Academy's Unique Profile

Our school profile highlights information that is valuable to colleges including academic performance, course offerings, grade scale, and more. Learn how Michigan students performed for the 2021–22 school year.

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Meet the school counselor

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Shanna Shepherd

Manager of Counseling Services

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Title IX

Lighthouse Connections Academy's Title IX Coordinator

Michelle Sexton

Title IX Coordinator

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