The purpose of this site is to provide professional School Counselors with the tools to:
Our focus is on providing resources that professional School Counselors in Washington can use as they develop and refine their programs. As you explore the Washington Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling you will see the components of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model embedded throughout. Comprehensive programs benefit School Counselors as they strive to serve the needs of all students.
The Washington Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Framework and the ASCA National Model provide a system that encourages and promotes academic, career, and personal/social development in preparation for the challenges of the 21st century. All stakeholders share the benefits of this organizational structure. Research supports that comprehensive guidance and counseling programs have a positive effect on schools and communities.
Some benefits of a Comprehensive School Guidance and Counseling Program (CGCP) to school counselors include: