School Counselors: Key to Student Success [Infographic]

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA)’s National Model: Framework for School Counseling Programs defines the role of school counselors as school professionals who design and deliver comprehensive school counseling programs that promote student achievement. However, school counselor’s impact on student achievement is only the tip of the iceberg — the role of school counselors impacts the social, emotional and developmental outcomes of today’s preK-12 students.

Why We Need School Counselors

School counselors aren't just in your high schools — they are the unsung heroes of today’s school system, agents of social change.

At its most fundamental level, school counseling programs promote and enhance the learning process for all students — ensuring the academic, career and personal/social development of students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. The goal of school counselors and their programs is to ensure that today’s students are tomorrow’s learners — turning their classrooms, schools and districts into positive learning environments.

To gain a deeper understanding of school counselors’ multifaceted impact on today’s students, Counseling@NYU has created School Counselors: Key to Student Success – an infographic in support of NYU’s new online master’s in school counseling degree.

This graphic demonstrates the impact that school counselors have on K-12 student success: college readiness, academic outcomes, and social-emotional learning. Learn more below:

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