Counseling Center

ADM Counseling Center Mission Statement

The ADM School Counseling Program, in partnership with our communities, is committed to developing a comprehensive, measurable, developmental program that addresses the academic, career and personal/social development of all students in a challenging and supportive learning environment.


ACT – Important information regarding cancelled April 4 and June 13 testing dates, and newly re-scheduled July 18 test date.

5/29/2020 – Please see message below from ADMHS ACT site coordinator, Jacque Seidl

ADM has decided to postpone hosting the June 13th ACTs. This was not an easy decision, but we felt that delaying hosting the ACTs would give us a little more time to assess the situation and the needs of the physical space while adhering to social distancing practices. At this time, ADM is planning to host the July 18th testing date instead. We all know that this is tentative and will be monitored closely as the date approaches. If you were signed up to take the ACTs at ADM on June 13th, you will receive an email from ACT explaining the process to switch dates. If you would like to register to take the test at ADM on July 18, you may sign up at that point or you can choose a different location. Thank you for your flexibility during this time. 

Enjoy the beautiful day and if you have any questions, please feel free to email.  

Jacque Seidl –


4/23/2020 – Those attempting to register for the June 13, 2020 ACT test @ ADMHS may be experiencing difficulties – specifically, a message indicating that the testing site is full.  Mrs. Seidl is currently troubleshooting with ACT to rectify this error and open up more registration space.  We appreciate your patience, and anticipate ACT will have made adjustments within 2-3 business days.

3/27/2020 – Any student who had registered for the April 4, 2020 national test to be administered at ADM HS should receive an email from ACT in the next few days with instructions regarding test rescheduling dates.  Please go to this link for further information:


ADMHS Course Catalog

•2020-2021 Course Catalog

College/Military Visits @ ADM

College visits take place Mon/Tue during Power Hour, and are scheduled via FlexiSched

  • none scheduled at this time

– Military visits take place in the Commons during lunch periods and require no appointment

  • none scheduled at this time


Find our currently-listed local scholarships and general scholarships.  Local scholarship offerings typically begin to post near the beginning of second semester.

Upcoming Important Dates!


Favorite Links for Financial Aid and College Info

Check out some of our most frequently used sites for financial aid and college searches on Symbaloo!

DMACC/College Credit Transfer Info

You will need to contact the admissions department at the specific college/university where you are trying to transfer your DMACC credits.  Not all schools use the same format, so be aware that they could each be quite different from one another.  The State of Iowa Regent Schools’ transfer credit information may be located via these links:  Iowa State University; University of Iowa; and University of Northern Iowa.

ACT Registration

Any student who had registered for the April 4, 2020 national test to be administered at ADM HS should receive an email from ACT in the next few days with instructions regarding test rescheduling dates.  Please go to this link for further information:

The ACT is administered at ADM HS annually on the April national test date. (ADM’s College Board High School Code #: 160-010.  This must be used to complete ACT registration if you want your scores to be reported to ADM HS).  Many other schools within the central Iowa area host for the other test dates noted below.  For testing locations and registration information, go to www.actstudent.orgregister early, as spots are held on a first-come, first-served basis.  

STUDENT-ATHLETES PLEASE NOTE:  if you are planning to register with NCAA Clearinghouse, designate it on your ACT registration by using the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center.  (There is a separate charge to send them later if you did not direct ACT to forward scores to NCAA.  The NCAA will not accept scores shared from ADM HS, they must be reported directly from ACT.)  NAIA Eligibility Center code is 9876.  Stay informed! – NCAA Eligibility Requirements are available at: Eligibility Requirements are available at:

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline* Online Score Release**
Jun 13 2020 May 8 2020 May 22 2020 Jun 23 2020
Jul 18 2020 Jun 19 2020 Jun 26 2020 Jul 28 2020
Sep 12 2020 TBD
Oct 24 2020 TBD
Dec 12 2020 TBD
Feb 6 2021 TBD
Apr 17 2021 TBD
Jun 12 2021 TBD
Jul 17 2021 TBD

*Late fee to be applied;  ** Based on past online score release timelines.

FAFSA Completion

FAFSA for Fall 2020 may be completed after October 1, 2019.  Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) offers FAFSA completion assistance at multiple events and locations across the state from October 2019 through March 2020.  To find an event/location that is near you, please click here.

Additionally, The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) has nine Student Success Centers that will offer FAFSA completion assistance as part of FAFSA Ready Iowa. Each center has appointments available and can be scheduled at

Paying for College

Check out Student Loan Report’s helpful guide to financial aid, scholarships, savings, and student loans!

Also, the Your Teen magazine is full of constructive information for parents of college-bound students: admissions, financial aid, campus life, etc.

ICAN Activities Resumé

For students interested in tracking their high school activities history in one, easily accessible location for scholarship and college admission applications, download a very handy template available from ICAN!

Driver’s Education at ADMHS

Driver’s Education classes are not offered as a part of the curriculum at the Adel DeSoto Minburn School District.  However, the district does contract with a private company, Street Smarts, that provides this instruction at our high school location for the convenience of our students and parents.  Terms of enrollment, conditions of training, and all correspondence shall be administered by Street Smarts.  Please visit the Street Smarts website or call 515-279-1112 for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: If you qualify for free or reduced lunches, and you have signed the waiver at school registration, you may be eligible for a free or reduced-price driver’s education class.  Please register online by choosing the check/cash/money order option and then call the Street Smarts office at 515-279-1112 to let them know of your status.

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Mental Health Helpful Links


Ms. Jennifer Rebel
Professional School Counselor (M-Z)

Mr. Kelly Delagardelle
Professional School Counselor (A-L)

Lori Mann
Administrative Assistant

Jill Harsh (Mon-Fri, 8 am – 11:30 am only)
Assistant/Humanitarian Cord



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