School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. School counselors are employed at all grade levels as well as in district supervisory positions and school counselor educator positions.
School counselors work to maximize student success, promoting access and equity for all students. As vital members of the school leadership team, school counselors create a school culture of success for all.
School counselors help ALL students:
Appropriate school counselor duties include providing:
The School Counselor Role
School counselors design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. They lead, advocate and collaborate to promote equity and access for all students by connecting their school counseling program to the school’s academic mission and school improvement plan. They uphold the ethical and professional standards of ASCA and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: define, deliver, manage and assess.
For more information on the role of the school counselor, please visit www.schoolcounselor.org/role
To learn about the effectiveness of school counseling programs, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/effectiveness
Source: American School Counselor Association, https://www.schoolcounselor.org/About-School-Counseling/School-Counselor-Roles-Ratios