Counseling Office

Ph: 515-478-1310

ADM Counseling Office 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.


Click the link below for information regarding the Humanitarian Cord Program:



• ADMHS Counselor Virtual Offices

If you need to see your Counselor, please visit their virtual office by clicking on one of the links in the column to the right.  You can also look around to see if there are any other helpful tidbits!

• Counseling Office Monthly Newsletter

  ADMHS Counseling Newsletter      May 2024

Note: Use the following link to access archived editions of the ADM High School Counseling Newsletter.


• Semester 2: Important Dates

FEB 12 4 Year Planning in Advisory
FEB 19 4 Year Planning in Advisory
MAR 4 DMACC Mid-Term
MAR 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
MAR 7 Parent/Teacher Conferences
APR 9 ICAN FAFSA Presentation at ADMHS
APR 12 Career Day
MAY 2 End of DMACC Semester 2
MAY 16 Seniors Last Academic Day
MAY 17 Senior Check Out
MAY 24 Finals (Blocks 1 & 3)
MAY 26 Commencement, 2:30 PM
MAY 28 Finals (Even Blocks)
MAY 29 FInals (Blocks 5 & 7)

College / Trade/Career / Military Representative Visits @ ADM

All College Rep, Trade/Career Rep, and Military Rep visits are scheduled during Power Hour (1:30-1:55).  Students may sign up via FlexiSched.  Seating is limited so sign-up early!.  



• ADMHS School Profile

School Profile     A quick look at our high school, and the Adel DeSoto Minburn School district

• Transcripts

Request a Transcript     Current and former ADMHS students may request official transcripts by using this link. 

NOTE:  current/active ADMHS students may access unofficial transcripts via the Infinite Campus portal (student) or (parent).

Graduating Seniors:  your ADM final transcript will be sent to the institution you indicated on your Senior Survey and sign-out form. If you fill out a DMACC transcript request in our Counseling Office, we will submit that request on your behalf.

What is the difference between an Official Transcript and an Unofficial Transcript?

An Official Transcript is generally what is required from colleges/universities, employers, and other institutions.  It must be obtained from the ADM HS Counseling Office, where it is signed by a designated official, and a raised school seal is then applied over the signature.  These are most-often sent directly to the institution requesting them.  If, however, they are sent to the student/graduate, they will be in a sealed envelope with an official signature.  These must remain sealed in order to maintain their Official status, as once they have been opened they become Unofficial.

An Unofficial Transcript will not be signed or sealed by a school official, and is generally used for informational purposes for the student/graduate.  (In some cases Unofficial Transcripts are acceptable for scholarship and other award applications, but requirements vary).

DMACC transcripts/credit transfers may be requested by the student at this link: DMACC Transcript.

• Scholarship Info

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

General Scholarship Information

• ACT Test Information

ACT National Test Registration                

The ACT is administered at ADM HS annually. 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.  Testing fee information may be found here.

STUDENT-ATHLETES PLEASE NOTE:  if you are planning to register with NCAA Clearinghouse, please 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:



ACT: Important Registration Process Dates

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline (Fee Required) Photo Upload/Standby Deadline
Apr 13 2024 Mar 8 Mar 22 Apr 5
Jun 8 2024 May 3 May 17 May 31
Jul 13 2024 Jun 7 Jun 21 Jul 5

• Links for College, Career, Financial Aid

Quick Guide for College, Career and Fin Aid Web Links  


• FAFSA Completion

The FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form is set to open in December of 2023. Counselors will reach out to seniors and their families when FAFSA announces a date to start accepting applications.  Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) offers FAFSA completion assistance via virtual meetings, and will offer online seminars.  Please check their website for all updates.

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 LendEdu’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, try using this handy template available compliments of ICAN (you will need to make a copy via Google Docs so you can edit and make it your own)!

• Driver’s Education at ADMHS

Street Smarts Registration               

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 at the link above, 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.


• Mental Health Resources/Links

📞: 515-244-6090 or  800-327-4692



• ADM School District Bullying/Harassment Resources

Bullying/Harassment District Information   

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