Washington Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

Linking the ASCA National Model to Dropout Prevention

ASCA National Model

Delivery System

Delivery System

Based on the core beliefs, philosophies and missions identified in the foundation, the delivery system describes the activities, interactions and methods necessary to deliver the program.

Guidance Curriculum:

The guidance curriculum consists of structured developmental lessons designed to assist students in achieving the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The guidance curriculum is infused throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is presented systematically through K-12 classroom and group activities.

Individual Student Planning:

School counselors coordinate ongoing systematic activities designed to assist students individually in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.

Responsive Services:

Responsive services, which are the traditional duties of a school counselor, consist of activities meeting individual students’ immediate needs, usually necessitated by life events or situations and conditions in the students’ lives. These needs require counseling, consultation, referral, peer mediation or information.

System Support:

Like any organized activity, a school counseling program requires administration and management to establish, maintain and enhance the total counseling program.