From choices about career and college to challenging social situations, high school students are under a lot of pressure. Minnesota Valley Lutheran understands these pressures and offers students a variety of resources to help them make decisions that will put them on the right path toward reaching their future goals. Personal/social, academic, post-secondary and career guidance are all available to MVL students.

Guidance Activities

Please refer to the MVL Calendar for dates of events


  • September PLAN test


  • College representative visits to MVL
  • Attend the National College Fair in Minneapolis
  • Junior & Senior Planning Session
  • Visits with MVL Guidance Director
    1. Key year, transcript review, GPA, and campus visits
    2. ACT awareness and Campus visits
    3. College searches and ACT test prep
    4. GPA and summer
  • ACT test prep course


  • College representative visits to MVL
  • Junior & Senior Planning Session
  • Senior Questionnaire
  • Senior post-secondary tracking

All Students

  • ACT Discover Program – available at
  • Resource access – daily availability for support and teaching responsibility
    • Books
    • College files
    • College/Military representative visits
    • Scholarship file
    • Guidance Counselor
  • Parent involvement
  • Freshmen Parent Night
  • Sophomore Parent Night
  • Junior Parent Night