High School Counselors
Secondary school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population.
Secondary school counselors do not work in isolation; rather they are integral to the total educational program.
They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help the student achieve success in school.
Professional school counselors align and work with the school’s mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world.
This mission is accomplished through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, developmental and systematic school-counseling program.
The ASCA National Standards in the academic, career, and personal/social domains are the foundation for this work. The ASCA National Model: A Framework For School Counseling Programs, with its data-driven and results-based focus serves as a guide for today’s school counselor who is uniquely trained to implement this program.