School counselors help students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents, and focus on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development. School counselors collaborate with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. School counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in school counseling; the combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.
“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career options and social/emotional skills,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director. “School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.”
GCPS acknowledges the critical role that school counselors play in their support for students, families, and staff. Thank you!
Visit the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) website at www.schoolcounselor.org to learn more!