School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor
Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 1–5, 2016, to focus
public attention on the unique contribution of professional 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.
counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by
addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in
post-secondary options and personal/social skills,” said Kwok-Sze Wong,
Ed.D. ASCA executive director. “Comprehensive school counseling programs
help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource
for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors
are integral to student success."
The American School Counselor
Association (ASCA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in
Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1952, ASCA supports school counselors'
efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career
development so they not only achieve success in school but are prepared
to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The
association, which is the school counseling division of the American
Counseling Association, provides professional development, publications
and other resources, research and advocacy to more professional school
counselors around the globe.