Washington Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

Individual Student Planning should consist of regular, planned activities that help students develop and achieve their academic, career and personal goals. The focus of these activities is to help students develop the skills to plan, and to monitor their own learning. The word “Individual” addresses the unique nature of each student’s personal plan. Individual Student Planning is part of comprehensive counseling services for all students.

Appraisal- School counselors assist students in evaluating their abilities and interests by viewing their personal data from a variety of sources. School counselors help students develop immediate and future plans.

Advisement- School counselors help students make decisions about their education that support their goals.

Some students may need additional or specialized support in planning. School counselors may also meet with students in small groups, learning workshops, or individually to ensure that each student is achieving the skills and knowledge needed to successfully plan for their future.