ASCA Mindsets
  • Category 1: Mindset Standards

    School counselors encourage the following mindsets for all students.

    1.         Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being

    2.         Self-confidence in ability to succeed

    3.         Sense of belonging in the school environment

    4.         Understanding that postsecondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success

    5.         Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes

    6.         Positive attitude toward work and learning

    Category 2: Behavior Standards

    Students will demonstrate the following standards through classroom lessons, activities

    and/or individual/small-group counseling.

    Learning Strategies

    Self-Management Skills

    Social Skills

    1. Demonstrate critical-thinking skills to make informed decisions

    1. Demonstrate ability to assume responsibility

    1.   Use effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills

    2. Demonstrate creativity

    2. Demonstrate self-discipline and self- control

    2. Create positive and supportive relationships with other students

    3.   Use time-management, organizational and study skills

    3. Demonstrate ability to work independently

    3. Create relationships with adults that support success

    4. Apply self-motivation and self-direction to learning

    4. Demonstrate ability to delay immediate gratification for long-term rewards

    4. Demonstrate empathy

    5. Apply media and technology skills

    5. Demonstrate perseverance to achieve long- and short-term goals

    5. Demonstrate ethical decision-making and social responsibility

    6.   Set high standards of quality

    6. Demonstrate ability to overcome barriers to learning

    6. Use effective collaboration and cooperation skills

    7. Identify long- and short-term academic, career and social/emotional goals

    7.   Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem

    7. Use leadership and teamwork skills to work effectively in diverse teams

    8. Actively engage in challenging coursework

    8. Demonstrate the ability to balance school, home and community activities

    8.   Demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self, when necessary

    9.   Gather evidence and consider multiple perspectives to make informed decisions

    9.   Demonstrate personal safety skills

    9. Demonstrate social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment

    10. Participate in enrichment and extracurricular activities

    10. Demonstrate ability to manage transitions and ability to adapt to changing situations and responsibilities


Last Modified on August 23, 2019