Happy National School Counseling Week

Happy National School Counseling Week
Posted on 02/01/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Happy National School Counseling WeekBy Maria Mata
Pasadena ISD Communications

Pasadena ISD is joining school districts across the nation in celebrating National School Counseling Week, Feb. 1-5, which recognizes school counselors for making a positive impact on students and helping them achieve success and plan their careers.

Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the theme for this year’s observance is “School Counselors:  All in for All Students.”

“School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide much-needed resource[s] for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director.

School counselors have the unique task of examining students’ abilities, strengths, interests and talents and focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ academic and social/emotional development. Their guidance often helps students realize their potential.

School counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in school counseling. This powerful combination of training and experience makes counselors an integral part of the total education program.

This week more than 100,000 school counselors will be participating in the festivities nationwide.