Academic Counselors

Students enrolled full-time at International Connections Academy (iNaCA) have access to licensed academic school counselors, who are dedicated to helping them achieve their full potential. These highly trained counselors are easily accessible to students and their families by phone and online.

Our virtual school counselors are prepared to get to know students and assist them with:

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

Preparing Students for College and Career

Beyond their daily counseling activities, our academic counselors offer services designed to help high school students prepare for college and career with:

  • Personalized Learning Plans® focusing on post-graduation goals
  • Interactive, online LiveLesson® sessions connecting International Connections Academy families across the country with real-time information about 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 post-secondary planning, including career options, vocational training, and selecting the right college

Weekly Counseling Programs

In partnership with Connections Academy schools, iNaCA offers weekly National Counseling LiveLesson® programs that enable students and families to learn more about academic, social development, and career topics.

During these real-time students can ask guest speakers questions about their career choices and experiences. It’s just another way iNaCA opens a world of possibilities to its students.

With master’s degrees and specialized training in developmental and educational psychology, our virtual school counselors help students address the personal, social, and academic issues that can affect their success in school and in life.

At iNaCA, our virtual school counseling program is built on relationships, so our counselors are readily accessible to students and families—online, 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.

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Elizabeth Linville

Meet Elizabeth Linville

Counselor

Elizabeth Linville is a counselor at International Connections Academy (iNaCA). She has been teaching since 2012 and joined iNaCA in 2019. Ms. Linville shares her counseling journey below:

“Every part of my life has led me to be a school counselor. School counseling is my calling. I have always wanted to help students reach their potential. My past experiences, good and bad, have enabled me to empathize with students and families, as well as to assist with educational and career opportunities for students.

“I love seeing the positive shift that students make to become successful. As a school counselor, satisfaction is not always immediate, but over time, students grow and become independent, successful students and adults, which is extremely rewarding to witness.

“From an employee standpoint, working with an online school allows me to work regardless of where my family is located. As a military family, we move often and many times unexpectedly. It is a blessing to be able to continue doing what I love and be a working wife and mother.

“A good school community enables students to be successful, which is priceless to students, teachers, administrators, and support personnel. The school community should cultivate learning and growth. We are here for you and your child wholeheartedly. Your child’s education is our number one priority. Together, we see your child’s future dreams come to fruition.”

Education:

  • East Carolina University - bachelor of arts, major in psychology, minor in alcohol and substance abuse prevention
  • Liberty University - master of education in school counseling
  • Liberty University - education specialist and educational leadership
  • Shannon Burgess

    Meet Shannon Burgess

    Advisor

    Ms. Burgess is a high school advisor at International Connections Academy (iNaCA).

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