School Counseling

  • Serving the Whole Child in Social-Emotional, Academic, and College/Career Domains

    The Role of the School Counselor

    School counselors serve all students in the areas of academic progress, social-emotional support, and college and career readiness and exploration. CCS school counselors design and deliver comprehensive school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. These professionals are expected to align their interventions with the district’s mission and to follow the ethical and professional standards of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA).  

    Three Domains of the ASCA National Model

    • Academic Support- School counselors assist students in applying academic achievement strategies.
    • Social and Emotional Development- School counselors deliver interventions through individual counseling, small group, and classroom lessons to help students   and families overcome non-academic barriers.
    • Career & College Planning: School counseling services facilitate the development of each student’s college and career goals and pathways. This includes planning for post-secondary options.

    Direct Services

    Direct services are in‐person interactions between school counselors and students. Through the direct service components, school counselors help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills identified by the school counseling standards. School counselors provide direct services at Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.

    • Classroom Instruction 
    • Consultation
    • Crisis Counseling  
    • Individual Counseling       
    • Individual Student Planning                                                                  
    • Parent Workshops                                                                         
    • Peer Facilitation
    • Referrals
    • Small Groups 

    Indirect Services

    Indirect services are provided on behalf of students as a result of the school counselor’s interaction with others. School counselors may interact with parents, teachers, administrators, school staff, and community stakeholders.

    • Professional Development            
    • Program Management and Operations
    • Data Analysis                                
    • Collaboration and Teaming

    Important Links

    Resources for High School Counselors and Families

    CCS Graduation Resources - Canvas Course

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