•  STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMS IN VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    Academic Development

    Goal

    Students will acquire the academic preparation essential to choose from a variety of educational, training, and employment options upon completion of secondary school.

    Grades K-3:

    Students will:

    EA1. Understand the expectations of the educational environment

    EA2. Understand the importance of individual effort, hard work, and persistence

    EA3. Understand the relationship of academic achievement to current

    and future success in school

    EA4. Understand that mistakes are essential to the learning process

    EA5. Demonstrate individual initiative and a positive interest in learning

    EA6. Use appropriate communication skills to ask for help when needed

    EA7. Work independently to achieve academic success

    EA8. Work cooperatively in small and large groups towards a common goal

    EA9. Use study skills and test-taking strategies

    Grades 4-5:

    Students will:

    EA10. Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses related to learning

    EA11. Demonstrate time management and organizational skills

    EA12. Apply study skills necessary for academic achievement

    EA13. Use critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies

    EA14. Understand the choices, options, and requirements of the middle

    school environment

     

    Career Development

    Goal

    Students will investigate the world of work in order to make informed career decisions.

    Grades K-3:

    Students will:

    EC1. Understand the concepts of job and career

    EC2. Understand that behaviors such as punctuality, courtesy, proper

    dress and proper language are essential to current and future success

    EC3. Understand the relationship of individual effort, hard work and persistence to achievement

    EC4. Understand the importance of teamwork in working towards a common goal

    EC5. Demonstrate the decision making process

    EC6. Demonstrate goal setting.

    Grades 4-5:

    Students will:

    EC7. Recognize the benefits of both individual initiative and teamwork

    EC8. Recognize that the changing workplace requires lifelong learning

    EC9. Identify hobbies and interests

    EC10. Identify career choices through exploration

    Personal/Social Development

    Goal

    Students will acquire an understanding of, and respect for, self and others, and the skills to be responsible citizens.

    Grades K-3

    Students will:

    EP1. Exhibit the principles of character, including honesty trustworthiness, respect for the rights and property of others respect for rules and laws, taking responsibility for one’s own actions, fairness, caring, and citizenship

    EP2. Understand how to make and keep friends and work cooperatively with others

    EP3. Understand that Americans are one people of many diverse racial

    and ethnic backgrounds and national origins who are united as

    Americans by common customs and traditions

    EP4. Demonstrate good manners and respectful behavior towards others

    EP5. Demonstrate self-discipline and self-reliance

    EP6. Identify resource people in the school and community and understand how to seek their help

    EP7. Understand the importance of short- and long-term goals.

    Grades 4-5:

    Students will:

    EP8. Understand change as a part of growth

    EP9. Understand decision making and problem solving strategies

    EP10. Identify the emotional and physical dangers of substance use and abuse

    EP11. Use strategies for managing peer pressure

    EP12. Use strategies for handling conflict in a peaceful way

Last Modified on August 17, 2018