Celebrate School Counselors and Their Contributions to Our Schools!
Counselors Point Students in the Right Direction
The mission of
the Broward County public Schools’ school counselors is to implement a
proactive guidance program that fosters academic achievement, career
awareness, personal growth and a positive self-image for all students within
a safe and secure learning environment.
promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive guidance plan
that ensures that every student receives guidance services. Credentialed
school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate
prevention and that intervention with continuous academic, career and
personal/development activities that will prepare them for meaningful
participation in a diverse, changing world. These activities include
classroom guidance, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling
for students with specific needs and a variety of other proactive and
innovative ways to support student performance.
implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling
programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National
They also provide
resources to staff, students, families and others to ensure that a family
friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to
a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.
a number of programs and services to help students achieve success and
develop life skills in three personal competency areas.
Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, school counselors support teachers and parent
to help students achieve competencies at each grade level. The following are
examples: test-taking strategies, study skills, using a planner, getting
organized and raising their GPA.
utilize career development lessons and strategies to help students
understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and
training, and the world of work. Examples of these strategies are: career
awareness and exploration, goal setting, high school graduation facts,
scholarship opportunities and use of future-planning tools such as FACTS.org
work with staff and community to provide support for students. Ensuring they
are safe and healthy and promoting life skills such as education, character
development, social skills, making friends, alternatives to peer pressure
and managing stress.
Your School Counseling Program