National School Counseling Week is celebrated February 6-10, 2017, to focus attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. By serving as a leader and an advocate collaborating with other stakeholders, school counselors promote equity, access to opportunities, and rigorous educational experiences for all students.
We encourage you to take time during the week to not only celebrate your school counselors, but also to celebrate their dedication and work focused on promoting student success and improving outcomes for all students.
WCPSS School Counseling by the Numbers:
148 Elementary School Counselors
111 Middle School Counselors
132 High School Counselors
24 Student Assistance Program (SAP) Counselors providing counseling and support services to high school students who are at-risk because of issues which inhibit their successful performance or appropriate behavior in the school setting
5 Transition Counselors helping students who have served a long-term suspension and are transitioning back into their regular school setting
31 Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program for School Counseling (RAMP) Schools that are nationally recognized as having an effective comprehensive school counseling program, positively impacting student outcomes by improving achievement and closing gaps
133 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certified Counselors
NC School Counselor of the Year for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
National School Counselor of the Year Finalist, American School Counselor Association (ASCA) for 2014 and 2015