Requirements for Professional School Counselors

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Program Components

7 Skill Goals

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

RESPONSIVE SERVICE

The purpose of the Responsive Service component is to intervene with or on behalf of those students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades whose personal circumstance, concerns, or problems are threatening to interfere with or are interfering with their healthy personal, social, career and /or educational development.

SYSTEM SUPPORT

The System Support component describes management activities which assure the delivery of a high quality guidance program, and service which indirectly benefit students by supporting other programs.

GUIDANCE CURRICULUM

The Guidance Curriculum component includes skill-based lessons and units designed to help all students in kindergarten through 12th grade develop competence in essential life skills.

INDIVIDUAL PLANNING

The Individual planning component is where students are guided in planning, monitoring and managing their own educational, career, personal and social development.  Each student is provided with necessary steps toward his/her established goals.