Online School Counselors

Nevada Connections Academy’s full-time, licensed virtual 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 NCA, our virtual 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 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 post-graduation 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.
Lisa Malabago

Meet Lisa Malabago

Manager of Counseling Services

Lisa Malabago is the manager of counseling services at Nevada Connections Academy (NCA). She developed an interest in education at an early age and decided to become an educator because she wanted to make a positive change in the lives of students and families. After several years of teaching high school English, Ms. Malabago transitioned into school counseling to address the growing needs of her students.

Ms. Malabago began working at NCA in August, 2010 and has never looked back. She loves working with NCA students, whether it be conducting a face-to-face workshop, field trip, LiveLesson ® session, or just making a connection via telephone. Ms. Malabago believes in focusing on the whole student and addressing his or her academic and individual needs. As such, she works with her team to prepare opportunities to visit college campuses, discuss goal setting, and participate in a variety of clubs and activities throughout the school year.

Her favorite part about working at NCA is the one-on-one interaction she gets with students throughout the school year. Ms. Malabago also values the education that NCA is providing to its students as preparation for the responsibility and rigors of life after high school.


  • BS in secondary English education, Wayne State University
  • Med in school counseling, University of West Alabama