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Online School Counselors

Utah Connections Academy’s full-time, licensed school guidance counselors are dedicated to helping online 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 UCA, our online school counseling program is built on strong 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 provide services designed to guide high school students preparing for college and a 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 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
Utah Connections Academy Counselor

Meet Sara Gramkow

Manager of School Counseling

Sara Gramkow, our Manager of School Counseling, started with Connections Academy in August 2011 with our Corporate Academic Placement Services Team. For the last four years, Sara has been working with the Corporate Counseling Team collaborating with school counselors across all Connections Academy to ensure that our students are successful in areas of academics, personal/emotional and college and career readiness. UCA has students from all sorts of backgrounds, goals and situations, our counseling goals revolved around ensuring that each student has their needs met and have the opportunity to grow and eventually graduate.


  • Associates of Science degree in Pre-Allied Health from Union College, Lincoln, NE (2008)
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Union College, Lincoln, NE (2008)
  • Masters of Science in Counseling, with an emphasis in School Counselor from Loma Linda University (2011)