The RIDE is BACK...Don't Miss the Bus!

Rediscover Iowa's Diverse Education (RIDE)


Our famous 3-day bus tour for school counselors provides a door-to-door, first-hand look at select college campuses and what makes them unique. Each year the RIDE takes counselors to a variety of colleges in a specific region for tours, hands-on learning, meals
and even overnights in residence halls!

All transportation, meals, and lodging are taken care of by host colleges and Iowa ACAC.

RIDE 2024 visits North Central Iowa - stay tuned for more info!

 The RIDE is designed for school counselors. If space allows, we will support CCTCs.
Feel free to email [email protected] if you are an interested CCTC.

 All high schools represented by RIDE participants will receive a one-year, organizational Iowa ACAC membership, which includes all members of their office. Share this professional development opportunity with your counseling counterparts throughout the seating! 



License renewal credit for the RIDE is $35. Registration is available at the following link. #205328 PL - Iowa College Tour for Counselors 2023.  Participants may register for credit until the first day of the RIDE School counselors must participate in all RIDE activities and submit a journal reflection outlining their experience. The course instructor (Sheryl Bass) will share a template for journaling with class participants prior to the start of the RIDE.

Participants may register at  AEA Professional Learning Registration site using Registration & Access Instructions or Video Tutorial: Registering for a Class:  #205328 PL - Iowa College Tour for Counselors 2023

End of registration: June 5, 2023

Questions about RIDE in general? Email RIDE Coordinator and Iowa ACAC President-Elect Sheryl Bass at [email protected] or [email protected].

2024 RIDE Committee

Sheryl Bass, President-Elect
Drew Shradel, Past President
Chris Traetow, University of Iowa
Kim Anderson, Sioux Central High School

Don't miss the bus!