Counseling Center

ADEL DESOTO MINBURN HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING CENTER

ADM Counseling 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.

Humanitarian Cord Summer Volunteer Pre-Approval

As the school year is drawing to a close, please be aware that any summer volunteer service activities will still require a pre-approval from one of the committee members listed on the activity form.  If you are unable to see one of them in person, Mrs. Miller will again be serving as our contact via email.  Please allow at least one week for email communications.
You should have received an update of your hours at the beginning of May, but you may email Mrs. Harsh at any time with inquiries on your status.  I will check my school email every 1-2 weeks throughout the summer.
PLEASE NOTE: Per program guidelines, current 8th grade students who will be entering 9th grade in Fall 2018 may not begin accruing hours until the first day of their 9th grade school year (August 23, 2018).
Thank you, and have a great summer break!

2018-2019 ADM Course Catalog

Please click here to view the current course catalog.

ADM Extra-Curricular Activities

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.

Scholarships

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

Favorite Links via Symbaloo

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

College/Military Lunchroom Visits

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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.org – register 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:  http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-centerNAIA Eligibility Requirements are available at:  http://www.playnaia.org/eligibility-center.

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Score Release*
Apr 14 2018 Mar 9 2018 Mar 23 2018 Apr 24; May 8 2018
Jun 9 2018 May 4 2018 May 18 2018 Jun 19; Jul 3 2018
Jul 14 2018 Jun 15 2018 Jun 22 2018 Jul 24; Aug 7 2018
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: prepscholar.com)

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!

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 www.icansucceed.org/apt.

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.

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Mental Health Helpful Links

https://www.namigdm.org/

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/parents-caregivers/

http://www.adolescenthealth.org/Resources/Clinical-Care-Resources/Mental-Health/Mental-Health-Resources-For-Parents-of-Adolescents.aspx

 

Ms. Jennifer Rebel

Professional School Counselor (M-Z)

jrebel@adm.k12.ia.us

Mr. Kelly Delagardelle

Professional School Counselor (A-L)

kdelagardelle@adm.k12.ia.us

Lori Mann

Administrative Assistant

lmann@adm.k12.ia.us

Jill Harsh (Mon-Fri, 8 am – 11:30 am only)

Assistant/Humanitarian Cord

jharsh@adm.k12.ia.us

 

 

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