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


College/Military Visits @ ADM

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

  • Mon., Feb 10 – Iowa Central C. C.
  • Mon., Feb 17 – University of Northern Iowa – Seniors Only
  • Mon., Feb 24 – University of Northern Iowa – Juniors Only
  • Tue., Feb 25 – Iowa State University (for admitted Seniors only)
  • Tue., Mar 3 – Iowa State University – Juniors only
  • Tue., Mar 24 – Creative Center (College of Art & Design), Omaha, NE

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

  • Thu., Feb 20 – Army
  • Wed., Feb 26 – Air National Guard


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!

  • Feb 28 2020 – ACT registration deadline for April 4 test date!
  • Mar 10 2020 – Financial Aid Night/ICAN Presentation @ ADM (5:30 & 6:30 pm)
  • Apr 4 2020 – ACT @ ADM


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

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 8 2019 May 3 2019 May 17 2019 Jun 18 2019
Jul 13 2019 Jun 14 2019 Jun 21 2019 Jul 23 2019
Sep 14 2019 Aug 16 2019 Aug 30 2019 Sep 24 2019
Oct 26 2019 Sep 20 2019 Oct 4 2019 Nov 5 2019
Dec 14 2019 Nov 8 2019 Nov 22 2019 Dec 24 2019
Feb 8 2020 Jan 10 2020 Jan 17 2020 Feb 18 2020
Apr 4 2020 Feb 28 2020 Mar 13 2020 Apr 14 2020
Jun 13 2020 May 8 2020 May 22 2020 Jun 23 2020
Jul 18 2020 Jun 19 2020 Jun 26 2020 Jul 28 2020

*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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