AHS Family SEL Newsletter
Let's Get to Know Your Student's School Counselors!
National School Counseling Week: What Is It?
I am sharing this with you now because this month we celebrate National School Counseling Week and I want to take this opportunity to share with you a little bit about the amazing and truly dedicated School Counselors and School Adjustment Counselor that we are lucky to have at Ashland High School.
What is a School Counselor?
- School Counselors, previously known as Guidance Counselors, hold a master's degree in school counseling, are certified as school counselors by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, and uphold the ethical and professional standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
- School Counselors help ALL students to apply academic achievement strategies, manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills, and plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force).
Watch this great video to learn about the high school counseling department!
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What is a School Adjustment Counselor?
- School Adjustment Counselors are trained mental health professionals with a master's degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school.
- School Adjustment Counselors provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families, and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success.