Who are School Counselors?
- School counselors provide solutions to help curb rates of school failure and dropout by addressing broader contexts that include personal, social, emotional, and career development. An Investigation of a Model of Academic Motivation for School Counseling, M. Scheel and J. Gonzalez, Professional School Counseling, October 2007.
- School counselors are in a key position to assist schools in their education reform mandates to reduce the achievement gap among low income and minority children. -- Fostering Educational Resilience and Achievement in Urban Schools Through School-Family Community Partnerships, J. Bryan, Professional School Counseling, February 2005.
- In working with at-risk youth, a 2004 study of middle school students in Baltimore County showed that school counselors helped increase academic achievement, raise career awareness, and improve overall student self-efficacy. -- Impact of Career Intervention on At-Risk Middle School Students’ Career Maturity Levels, Academic Achievement, and Self-Esteem, H.L. Legum, and C. Hoare, Professional School Counseling, December 2004.
School counselors, because of their unique training and responsibility, have an influential role of helping students become more engaged in the academic and social arenas within the school. --The Multidimensionality of School Engagement and Math Achievement Among Racial Groups, D. T. Sciarra, and H. J. Seirup, Professional School Counseling, April 2008.
- The school counselor is an integral system support for the school-family-community relationship that meet the personal/social, academic, and career needs of a large number of students through collaboration, coordination, and consultation with school and community stakeholders. --An Examination of School Counselor Involvement in School-Family- Community Partnerships, J. Bryan, C. Holcomb-McCoy, Professional School Counseling, June 2007.
(from ACA, ASCA, and NEA)
Informative article from Teens Health: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/school-counselors.html