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What resources are available for school counselors?

Hi everyone! I'm curious about whether there are any professional organizations or resources specifically geared toward school counselors. My school's counselor plays a big role in helping students with the college admissions process, so any information about potential resources to help her get better support would be great!

7 months ago

Hi there! You're absolutely right that school counselors play an essential role in the college admissions process for many students. It's great that you're looking for resources to help support your counselor. Here are a few professional organizations and resources that might be helpful:

1. American School Counselor Association (ASCA) — This is a national organization dedicated to supporting school counselors through professional development, resources, and advocacy. They offer conferences, webinars, and publications to assist counselors in staying up-to-date in their field. The ASCA website is a treasure trove of information, including articles, podcasts, and tip sheets. (https://www.schoolcounselor.org)

2. National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) — Primarily focused on the college admissions side of things, NACAC offers resources, professional development opportunities, and support for counselors who work with students during the college application process. They provide access to research, webinars, and podcasts that may be particularly helpful for college admissions counseling. (https://www.nacacnet.org)

3. College Board — Although not a dedicated organization for school counselors, the College Board offers valuable resources for counselors in the realm of college admissions. This includes information on standardized testing, college planning resources, and financial aid guidance. The College Board also offers professional development workshops for counselors to help them better understand the college admissions process. (https://professionals.collegeboard.org/higher-ed-counselor)

4. Your state may also have its own school counselor association, which can offer local resources, workshops, and networking opportunities. These local associations can be especially helpful for staying up-to-date on state-specific college admissions policies and regional opportunities.

Lastly, CollegeVine has numerous resources for both school counselors and students, including guides, webinars, and blog posts, that cover a broad range of college admissions-related topics. Your school counselor might find these materials helpful as well. (https://www.collegevine.com)

I hope you find these resources beneficial for your school counselor. Supporting their professional growth and development will positively impact the students they work with during the college admissions process. Good luck!

7 months ago

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