Preparing All Students for Postsecondary Success
Preparing students for postsecondary success is what we strive to do as school counselors. To reach this goal, we need to be aware of the research regarding key factors contributing to postsecondary success. Explore factors specific to early childhood, elementary, middle and high school that help create college- and career-ready students. Address examples of school counseling program practices and interventions you can use to address some of the identified factors.

Learning Outcomes
• Understand the importance of collaborating K-12 to improve students’ postsecondary success.
• Identify factors associated with postsecondary success in early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students.
• Describe school counseling program practices and interventions to address some of the identified factors, and prepare students for college and career success.

Speaker
Melissa Beverly has been a school counselor at Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) since 2004. She leads the implementation of the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) at CSHS, the first high school in the state of Arizona to achieve this designation, and has earned the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certificate in School Counseling. She has served as president of the Arizona School Counselors Association and is an ASCA lead RAMP reviewer with the American School Counselor Association. She was a 2014 School Counselor of the Year finalist.

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