National School Counseling Week

February 1-5, 2016

Why are we called School Counselors?

School counseling isn't what it used to be. No longer is the school counselor an undisciplined maverick lurking on the fringe of the school community. Instead, the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National Model affirms that school counselors and school counseling programs are dedicated to promoting and facilitating learning and academic success in all students. School counselors work in three specific areas: academic development, career development, and personal/social development. Current school counselors are central players in the education of all students and play a vital role in the school community. This is why we are called school counselors, not guidance counselors!

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, is celebrated to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within the U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what they do.

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What is the role of a counselor at Asheboro High School? Watch this quick minute video to find out!

Role of AHS Counselor