The Valley Counseling Department has six full-time guidance counselors. The students are assigned to a counselor based on the first letters of the student’s last name. The information to the right indicates how the students are assigned.

Counseling Message Board


National Council on Youth Leadership (NCYL) is a national leadership recognition program that fosters high ideals of leadership and integrity among American youth. Among other things, NCYL encourages leadership potential, gives young leaders opportunities to refine and strengthen their skills, and lets students share ideas with peers from other area schools.

Valley High School is proud to announce the newest members of NCYL from the Class of 2019!

Emily Ash

Andrew Behrens

Jane Berg

Blake Edwards

Walter (Will) Golay

Helen Gould

Claudia Jun

Cassie Larick

Bin Rui (Rachel) Li

Gabe Lockin

James Meng

Megan Nelson

Allison Ohringer

Evan Paine

Hannah Ross

Darrell Smith

Kate Snodgrass

Jasmine Spann

Greta Stewart

Cole Strelecki

Rachel Studer

Radha Velamuri

Sukhman Virdi

Katie Wyatt

Junior Presentations

Juniors met with counselors in December 2017 to cover information relevant to every student during their junior year. Follow the link below to view the information presented to students.

Junior Counseling Presentation link

Senior Presentations

Seniors met with counselors in September 2017 to cover important information for students who will graduate in 2018. Follow the link below to view the information presented to students.

Senior Counseling Presentation Link

Request for Recommendation Form (pdf)

 What is an “RAI score“?

Students from Iowa high schools must have a Regents Admission Index, or RAI, score of at least 245, and take the minimum number of required high school courses to qualify for automatic admission to ISU, UNI, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the U of I. The index combines factors that strongly predict success at Iowa’s Regent universities. An Alternative RAI Formula is offered for students whose high school does not provide class rank, such as Valley. Follow this link to calculate your student’s RAI Score: Regent Admission Index Calculator for high schools who do NOT provide rank

Valley High School RAI Core Course List (pdf)

 New Student Cheat Sheet

Is your family new to Valley? Wonder who to call if your student will be absent? Not sure how to get access to Infinite Campus? We’ve put together the answers to many frequently asked questions in one easy spot. Just click on the link to view our 2017-2018 New Family Cheat Sheet