Counseling

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.

Schedule Change Request Form

Counseling Message Board


Senior Presentations

Counselors are meeting seniors during class time to cover important information for students who will graduate in May 2021. The information presented can be seen in this YouTube link:

Helpful Links Referenced in Senior Presentation

Request for Recommendation Form (PDF)

ICAN Presentation: Life After High School: Planning and Paying for College and Career

In May 2020 Iowa College Access Network partnered with Valley High School to present a special webinar to Valley families. Hop over to our College and Future Planning page to view this very helpful recorded presentation!

Ninth-Grade Presentation

Valley High School held a ninth-grade parent meeting on Jan. 16, 2020, that covered building and course overview information.

Ninth-Grade Parent Presentation

Junior Presentation

Juniors met with counselors December 2019 to cover information relevant to every student during their junior year. Follow the link below to view the information presented to juniors during the previous school year.

Junior Counseling Presentation

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)

2020-2021 New Family Cheat Sheet

Is your family new to WDMCS and 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. Click on the link to view our 2020-2021 New Family Cheat Sheet.