South Washington County Schools

Career and College

What do School Counselors Do?


In the South Washington County School District, the mission of professional school counselors is to provide a comprehensive developmental school counseling program focused on academic, personal, social and career development for all students, which fosters lifelong learners who are college, career and community ready.


The District 833 School Counselors believe:

  • Every student can learn
  • All students have an equal right to access a licensed school counselor and to participate in a comprehensive school counseling program designed to address academic, career, personal, and social issues.
  • All students should be provided with a school counseling program that will be consistent with expected developmental stages of learning and differences in learning styles.
  • Learning involves the education of the whole person and is a continuous lifelong process.
  • Learning requires the active participation, mutual respect and individual accountability of students, teachers, staff, parents and community members.    
  • Diversity is to be respected and appreciated as we foster unity among our students, faculty, staff and community.
  • School counselors should implement and manage data driven programs to support and implement closing-the-gap interventions and activities.
  • School counselors will annually evaluate the program through data, reflection and feedback from the school community.
  • School counselors will adhere to the American School Counselor Association ethical guidelines and standards.  


Is that 100% of South Washington County students will graduate with the skills necessary to access their college and/or career aspirations and become lifelong learners.


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