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
ICAN Presentation: Life After High School: Planning and Paying for College and Career
On Tuesday, May 12, 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!
Congratulations Valley High School Class of 2021 NCYL Nominees!
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.
Eligible nominees are juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have held a leadership position during high school. The leadership position(s) may be held in any area of a student’s life including extra-curricular activities, volunteering, church, or other organizations. Once a student has met the GPA requirement, GPA is not a selection criterion.
Madeline “Maddie” Cason
Xiang “Ondrea” Li
Jewel Chinnu Peter
Valley High School held a ninth-grade parent meeting on Jan. 16, 2020, that covered building and course overview information.
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.
New Options Give Students More Choices with ACT
Seniors met with counselors September 2019 to cover important information for students who will graduate in May 2020. Follow the link below to view the information presented to seniors.
Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) LiveStream Presentations
Can’t make an ICAN event work in your schedule? Previously recorded presentations are posted to their site the following morning in their LiveStream Events page. Parents are also welcome to call or email to request a link to a specific completed presentation (877-272-4692, ICAN@ICANsucceed.org).
Life After High School: Career and College Planning
Earn While You Learn: Exploring Careers in Building Trades
Freshman Transitions: Welcome to High School
- May 7, 2020 at 6 pm – Register
How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process
Covering College Costs: Understanding and Comparing College Financial Aid Packages
The Scholarship Process
Making the Most of Summer Break
- May 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm – Register
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
2019-2020 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. Just click on the link to view our 2019-20 New Family Cheat Sheet.