Find your child's CounselorWhat is a School Counseling Program?
A school counseling program:
~ Reaches every student
~ Is comprehensive in scope
~ Is preventative in design
~ Is developmental in nature
~ Is an integral part of the total educational program for student success
~ Selects measurable student competencies based on local needs in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social domains
~ Has a delivery system that includes school guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services and system support
~ Is implemented by a credentialed school counselor
~ Is conducted in collaboration with all stakeholders
~ Uses data to drive program decisions
~ Monitors student progress
~ Measures both process and outcome results and analyzes critical data elements
~ Shares successes with stakeholdersMindset and Behaviors for Student Success
How are students impacted through the school counseling program?
ASCA National Model and Updates Related to your school counselor:
Washoe County Board of Trustees have approved the results based transformative ASCA National Model as a way to ensure that counselors implement a universal plan that is relevant for their individual school communities. The ASCA National Model answers the question of “what do counselors do? “, but focuses on “how are students different as a result of what they do.”
The model provides a science based framework for designing, coordinating, implementing, managing and evaluating counseling services for students. It is not centered on “some” students but provides something for “all” students.
The ASCA National Model will help schools be more preventive in design, developmental in nature, provide comprehensive delivery, and support the promotion of student competencies. Schools will have a list of indicators that highlight student learning outcomes. Students will be able to gain skills that contribute to effective learning in school, but also span to the world of work, life and community.
Counselors are in a position to call attention to situations in schools that impede and pose barriers to student success. More Counselors in WCSD will now use The ASCA National Model as a way to identify issues and develop solutions that remove student barriers. Parents can look forward to proactive counselor involvement with a balanced delivery of service that includes a firm foundation, a comprehensive management system and increased accountability for counselors to performance standards. For more information visit the American School Counselor Association or contact The Counseling Department.