• The Role of the School Counselor







    • INSTRUCTION – teaching the school counseling curriculum to students focused through the lens of selected student standards from the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success. 


    • APPRAISAL and ADVISEMENT – assessing student abilities, interests and achievement to help them make decisions about their future.  


    • COUNSELING – providing professional assistance and support to a student or small group of students during times of transition, heightened stress, critical change or other situations impeding student success. School counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools. However, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and assist students and families seeking resources.




    • CONSULTATION – share strategies supporting student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations


    • COLLABORATION – work with other educators, parents and the community to support student achievement


    • REFERRALS – support for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information



Last Modified on November 18, 2019