Academic Counselors

Students enrolled full-time at Pearson Online Academy have access to licensed academic school counselors, who are dedicated to helping them achieve their full potential. These highly trained counselors are easily accessible to students and their families by phone and online.

Our virtual school counselors are prepared to get to know students and assist them with:

  • Academic goal-setting, scheduling, and planning
  • Personal and social development
  • Career planning
  • College planning

Preparing Students for College and Career

Beyond their daily counseling activities, our academic counselors offer services designed to help high school students prepare for college and career with:

  • Personalized Learning Plans® focusing on post-graduation goals
  • Interactive, online LiveLesson® sessions connecting Pearson Online Academy families across the country with real-time information about financial aid and scholarships, college application processes, entrance requirements, and more
  • College test preparation courses for the SAT examinations
  • One-on-one counseling with seniors to provide resources and assistance with post-secondary planning, including career options, vocational training, and selecting the right college

Weekly Counseling Programs

In partnership with Connections Academy schools, Pearson Online Academy offers weekly National Counseling LiveLesson® programs that enable students and families to learn more about academic, social development, and career topics.

During these real-time students can ask guest speakers questions about their career choices and experiences. It’s just another way Pearson Online Academy opens a world of possibilities to its students.

With master’s degrees and specialized training in developmental and educational psychology, our virtual school counselors help students address the personal, social, and academic issues that can affect their success in school and in life.

At Pearson Online Academy, our virtual school counseling program is built on relationships, so our counselors are readily accessible to students and families—online, and by phone. With the additional support from our national office and its collaborative network of school counselors across the United States, our counselors bring both individual attention and national expertise to our students and families.

Transcript Requests

Official Transcript Release Policy

Pearson Online Academy has partnered with Parchment to send electronic transcripts and various documents in a more efficient manner. As you will soon discover, this process will allow for a reduced delivery time while protecting your document(s) at the same time.

  • Current and Previously Enrolled Students: You can request an official transcript by logging into Parchment. From there either register for a new account or sign into your current account and follow the instructions on the page.

While Pearson Online Academy recommends that you place your transcript requests one week ahead of time, parchment will allow delivery of your documents in an expedited manner.

Meet Elizabeth Linville


Elizabeth Linville is a counselor at Pearson Online Academy. She has been teaching since 2012 and joined Pearson Online Academy in 2019. Ms. Linville shares her counseling journey below:

Ms.. Linville

“Every part of my life has led me to be a school counselor. School counseling is my calling. I have always wanted to help students reach their potential. My past experiences, good and bad, have enabled me to empathize with students and families, as well as to assist with educational and career opportunities for students.

“I love seeing the positive shift that students make to become successful. As a school counselor, satisfaction is not always immediate, but over time, students grow and become independent, successful students and adults, which is extremely rewarding to witness.

“From an employee standpoint, working with an online school allows me to work regardless of where my family is located. As a military family, we move often and many times unexpectedly. It is a blessing to be able to continue doing what I love and be a working wife and mother.

“A good school community enables students to be successful, which is priceless to students, teachers, administrators, and support personnel. The school community should cultivate learning and growth. We are here for you and your child wholeheartedly. Your child’s education is our number one priority. Together, we see your child’s future dreams come to fruition.”


  • East Carolina University - bachelor of arts, major in psychology, minor in alcohol and substance abuse prevention
  • Liberty University - master of education in school counseling
  • Liberty University - education specialist and educational leadership