Position Statements Public Comment Period: Read the draft versions of the 2018 position statements and provide comment by March 30, 2018. Learn more.

Standards Public Comment Period: ASCA's School Counselor Preparation Program Standards are a unified set of principles guiding school counselor preparation programs in training effective future school counselors in areas of professional practice and ethical behavior. Public comment period on the preparation program standards is open until April 11, 2018. Learn more.

Watch the School Counselor of the Year Event:
Relive the 2018 School Counselor of the Year celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with featured guest Michelle Obama. Watch it here. Download pictures from 2018 School Counselor of the Year events here.

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

Elements of Success: Learn what makes a successful school in a new publication by the Learning First Alliance, a consortium of education associations, including ASCA. Download "The Elements of Success: 10 Million Speak on Schools That Work."

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.

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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!