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


Applications are now being accepted for 2018-2019 Valley Ambassadors. Ambassadors make connections with students brand new to a large and diverse high school, giving them friendly faces to look forward to in crowded hallways and making their first days at school a little easier. In addition to act as New Student Guides, Ambassadors mentor new students, assist parents, students and staff at various Valley high School activities, and serve as tutors to their peers. Students will be notified of their acceptance as Ambassadors in August 2018. To apply, please visit

Junior Presentations

Juniors will meet with counselors in December 2018 to cover information relevant to every student during their junior year. Follow the link below to view the information presented to students in December 2017.

Junior Counseling Presentation link

Senior Presentations

Seniors will meet with counselors in September 2018 to cover important information for students who will graduate in 2019. Follow the link below to view the information presented to students in December 2017.

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