Counseling Services

We are proud of what uniquely defines us.

Comprehensive support in the world of online education is crucial. Recognizing this, every full-time Laurel Springs student has access to personalized support and resources through our in-house counseling department. These services are an integral part of our commitment to nurturing the whole student.


My counselor is absolutely amazing! Whenever I set up meetings with him, he makes sure that he addresses all my questions and anything about my high school journey. It makes my Laurel Springs experience so much smoother to have such a fantastic counselor to work with!"

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In addition to providing support in the realms of time management, goal setting, organization, and academic planning, our full-time K-8 Counselors lead live monthly lessons for students in grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 – each with a different focus such as “developing a growth mindset” or “how to resolve conflict in a healthy way.” Other unique offerings include:

  • Interactive Virtual Counseling Resource Center featuring activities, a calm corner, book suggestions, and parent resources
  • Robust support for students as they transition to middle school and to high school
  • Skill-building groups for students with identified, shared needs and interests
  • Monthly meet-ups for parents to provide information, gather feedback, and answer questions

High School

Our College Counselors support students in grades 9-12 throughout their entire high school journey at Laurel Springs. Their strategic support looks like:

  • Facilitating grade-level seminar courses which guide students through developmentally appropriate personal, academic, and college-career exploration.
  • Tailoring academic planning to meet each student’s needs, including the exploration of Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment opportunities
  • Helping students identify their best-fit colleges and/or careers and assisting them through the application/admissions process
  • Advising on University of California admissions and NCAA eligibility, recruitment, and navigating amateurism
  • Providing guidance on a range of topics including college and career planning, financial aid and scholarships, standardized testing, and more, through webinars and individual student meetings
  • Crafting personalized letters of recommendation
  • Encouraging participation in virtual college visits to demonstrate interest and cultivate relationships with admissions representatives
  • Supporting a variety of post-secondary plans, including the transition to college, a Gap Year Program, or a career

Each College Counselor holds a membership with the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) and remains informed on developments in the education field to serve as the ultimate resource for students.

The Academy

Students of The Academy at Laurel Springs are assigned an expert Academy Counselor at the start of their enrollment who continue to support them through graduation. Additional programming for students in The Academy includes:

  • Utilization of ACT Mosaic and YouScience, two personal development tools designed to explore and develop strengths, identify purpose, capture and nurture emerging talents, and connect students’ college, career and personal aspirations
  • Peer mentorship experience facilitated by high school Academy students and Academy counselors
  • Specialized webinars on a range of college preparation and admission topics – including mock college admission exercises and a 3-day College Application Bootcamp

College Admissions Outcomes

Each year, our diversified and talented rising graduates are accepted to over 500 different colleges and universities around the world, including small and large private and public colleges and universities, top-tier universities, research institutions, liberal arts colleges, and visual and performing arts colleges and conservatories.

Additionally, many of our rising graduates choose to attend two-year colleges and vocational schools, take a gap year, or enter directly into a professional field or military service.

Laurel Springs' diversified and talented rising graduates are accepted to over 300 different colleges and universities around the world


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