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FEBRUARY 6, 2020 / MODIFIED FEB 28, 2020 10:32 AM


National School Counseling Week, Feb. 3–7, 2020


Tucson, AZ. February 6, 2020 — National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 3–7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. 

School counselors work with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. School counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in school counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.

“School counselors work with all students to help them develop a sense of identity and find their confidence as learners. They also provide support to students who have additional needs,” says NJ Utter, director of career and technical education/JTED. “Whether they are taking students to a career exploration event or facilitating a support group for kindergartners developing appropriate interactions with other students, school counselors work closely with other school staff to help support academic achievement as well.”

More than 100,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week’s festivities. Many schools will be hosting special events and activities to call attention to the countless benefits of a comprehensive school counseling program. 

Parents or community members with specific questions or concerns about school counseling programs should contact the school counselors at their local schools. More general information can also be found on ASCA’s website schoolcounselor.org.




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