School Counseling National Standards
Comprehensive in scope:
Focus on academic, career, and personal/social development
Emphasis on academic success for ALL students
Preventive in Design:
Through implementation of school guidance lessons and coordination of prevention education programs
Developmental in nature:
Programs and lessons designed to meet the needs of students at various growth and development stage
What does a comprehensive school program include?
Systematic guidance curriculum
Individual student planning
American School Counselor Association National Standards:
Goal: Students will acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to to chose from a variety of educational, training, and employment options upon completion of secondary school.
Goal: Students will explore and discover careers and the world of work in preparation to make informed career decisions.
Goal: Students will develop an understanding of, and respect for, self and others.
American School Counselor Association (2003); The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs. Alexandria, VA.