​What is the Role of a School Counselor?

The role of a school counselor is to develop and deliver a developmental and comprehensive school counseling program which facilitates the academic, social/emotional, and career development of all students.  This is accomplished by working with students individually, in small groups, and through monthly classroom lessons.  The school counselor also collaborates with stakeholders including parents, guardians, staff, and members of the community in order to remove barriers to student achievement and success.  

School counselors in PWCS develop their comprehensive school counseling programs based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA)  National Model.  The ASCA National Model is comprised of a foundation, delivery, management, and accountability system.  Using this model, school counselors collect and rely on data to determine the needs of their students and to drive their interventions and program.