Kirsten Perry Named School Counselor of the Year: Congratulations to Kirsten Perry, school counselor, Lawndale Community Academy, Chicago, Ill., on being named 2018 School Counselor of the Year in a surprise ceremony on Nov. 30. Read more.

Run for an ASCA Board Position: Interested in serving on the ASCA Board of Directors? Complete this application by Jan. 31, 2018, to be considered. 

Student-to-School-Counselor Ratios: Although ASCA recommends a 250:1 ratio, the national average for the 2014-2015 school year was 482:1. See how your state stacks up

Helping Students After Crisis: Get resources for helping students in the aftermath of a shooting. Get resources for helping students in the aftermath of hurricanes and floods. Get resources for helping students deal with troubling issues in the news.

2017-2018 Awareness Dates: Download the calendar for the 2017-2018 Health and Education Awareness Dates.

2017 School Counselor of the Year Events: Watch the School Counselor of the Year ceremony at the White House. The webstream begins with a panel discussion featuring last year's School Counselor of the Year, the secretary of education and others. The 2017 School Counselor of the Year ceremony begins at the 2:08 mark. View or download photos from all the School Counselor of the Year events here.

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The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to professional school counselors around the globe. Learn more or  join today!