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.

2019-2020 Course Catalog

Now Open: DMACC Online Class Registration for Fall 2019

Students and Parents: DMACC Online Class Registration forms are now available in the Counseling Office for Fall 2019 classes. All students entering grades 10-12 this fall with a cumulative 2.5 GPA may register for these classes; students who have never successfully completed an online class may register for ONE class only.

Please note: Even though ADM HS classes begin on Monday, August 26, the DMACC Fall Semester will begin on Wednesday, August 21All students enrolled for these online classes MUST report and begin work on their classes August 21, per DMACC requirements. Before students can receive their course/login materials, parents and students will be required to attend a short meeting on Monday, August 19, where they will receive information pertinent to the students’ successful outcome for these classes.

College/Military Visits @ ADM

– College visits take place during Power Hour and are scheduled via FlexiSched

  • none at this time

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

  • Apr 15 – Navy
  • Apr 16 – Army


Find our currently-listed local scholarships and general scholarships.  Local scholarship offerings usually begin to post after first semester.

Upcoming Important Dates!

  • Oct 1 2018 to Jun 30 2019 – FAFSA application period open
  • Oct 10 2018 – ASVAB Test @ ADM
  • Oct 10 2018 – PSAT/NMSQT Test @ ADM  (scores should be available the week of Dec 3)
  • Oct 18 2018 – College Fair @ ADM (5:30-7:30 pm)
  • Mar 14 2019 – Financial Aid Night/ICAN Presentation @ ADM (5:30 & 6:30 pm)
  • Apr 13 2019 – ACT @ ADM

Symbaloo Favorite Links

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

ACT Registration

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 Score Release*
Sep 8 2018 Aug 3 2018 Aug 17 2018 Sep 18; Oct 2 2018
Oct 27 2018 Sep 21 2018 Oct 5 2018 Nov 6; Nov 20 2018
Dec 8 2018 Nov 2 2018 Nov 16 2018 Dec 18 2018; Jan 1 2019
Feb 9 2019 Jan 4 2019 Jan 18 2019 Feb 19; Mar 5 2019
Apr 13 2019 Mar 8 2019 Mar 2 2019 Apr 23; May 7 2019
Jun 8 2019 May 3 2019 May 17 2019 Jun 18; Jul 2 2019
Jul 13 2019 Jun 14 2019 Jun 21 2019 Jul 23; Aug 6 2019

* = Refers to online score release.  The first date is when multiple choice scores come out, and the second one is when complete scores are available. (Source:

FAFSA Completion

FAFSA for Fall 2019 may be completed after October 1, 2018.  Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) offers FAFSA completion assistance at multiple events and locations across the state from October 2018 through March 2019.  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 this handy template!

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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