Counseling and Guidance

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This is the national organization serving school counselors.

Access: American School Counselor Association  


Outlines the components of a school counseling program that is integral to the school’s academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance and discipline.

Access: ASCA National Model:  “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” 

EdTrust provides this 2-page brochure to start the conversation!

Access: Challenging the Myths - Rethinking the Role of School Counselors

The purpose of this site is to provide school counselors with the resources and support they need to run effective school counseling programs.

Access: Elementary School Counseling  

 Tool to support the administrator and the counselor through the evaluation process.

Access: Evaluation Supplement for School Counselors 

This website provides information on online colleges and universities, addressing affordability, access, and quality.

Access: Guide to Online Learning

Includes standards for school counseling programs

Access: Iowa's Chapter 12 Interpretation Matrix

They recently updated their Iowa College and University Guide for 2016. Check out the available scholarships as well.


This site provides certification and career information.  Click here to find out more about the school counseling field in Iowa and other states across the nation.


School counselors are just one part — but an important part — of a system that ensures students have excellent educational experiences. 

Access:  School Counselors Matter

For many youngsters, school and life in general present an endless list of demands and challenges.

From trauma and learning disabilities to bullying and course selection, life can be difficult for students. A school counselor is there to help.

The basic role of a school counselor is to support students in their psychological, academic, and social development (Heled & Davidovitch, 2020; Popov & Spasenovic, 2020).

Access:  What Is School Counseling - 14 Roles and Goals of School Counselors


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