Counseling

Virtual Academy counseling provides the following services:

  • Academics
  • College
  • Career
  • Post-Secondary Planning
  • Personal Counseling
  • School and Community Resources
  • Social/emotional Well-being

Please contact our counselor:

Karin Mills

Call/text: 515-339-4517 or email: karin.mills@dmschools.org

Helpful resources

DMPS School Counseling Program  webpage

 

ACT Registration: If the goal is to attend a 4-year university, then it is important to have a high ACT score to present to admissions. If you are interested in taking or re-taking the ACT, registration is completed online. There is a charge for the exam, but fee waivers can be provided.

College Planning 101

DMACC Career Advantage

Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA): Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school. Families can apply beginning October 1st of their student’s senior high school year for aid to use following their high school graduation.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission: Iowa College Aid serves Iowa students and families by providing essential resources and services to make higher education possible.

Investing in My Future (IIMF): Created to provide programs that assist African American children in understanding the value of education and preparing them to take their rightful place as future leaders.  This agency assists students by providing workshops, college prep, and college tours.  Located at Evelyn K. Davis Center, IIMF can be contacted  by calling 515-991-1422.

The Iowa College Access Network: ICAN has served the educational community and the students of Iowa since 1998. ICAN’s mission is to empower Iowans to achieve their educational and career goals through statewide comprehensive outreach, initiatives and partnerships with schools, groups and businesses. ICAN helps nearly 800,000 students, parents and education professionals prepare for college each year.
Planning for a career and college, filing for financial aid and mastering your financial situation can be confusing and intimidating. For that reason, ICAN’s team of Student Success Advisors work directly with Iowa students and their families. Whether at one of ten locations at a career and college access program in an individual community or school, through email or by phone. All ICAN programs and services are offered without charge, FREE.

Job Corps A free education and training program that help young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, find and keep a good job.  For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.  Job Corps located in Ottumwa, Iowa and Denison, Iowa