Washington Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

Building and maintaining a quality comprehensive school counseling program will not happen without administrative and faculty support and “buy-in.”  Open communication and advocacy on the part of the school counselor is crucial to your success.

ASCA, the College Board, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) collaborated on two resource documents that can be helpful with your efforts to foster support for your program. “A Closer Look” examines the principal-counselor relationship and their roles in working toward improved success for all students. “Finding a Way” provides practical examples from seven schools that illustrate how an effective principal-counselor relationship translates to student success.

  • A Closer Look
  • Finding a Way
  • Who Are School Counselors The National Education Association, the American Counseling Association and ASCA have collaborated in creating a two page document that affirms the critical role of school counselors within the school.
  • School Counselors as CTE Stakeholders The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium have partnered to capture how school counselors have been instrumental in advancing career and technical education outcomes, and that career educators have been strong supporters of comprehensive guidance and counseling programs.