• Counseling Overview


      School Counselors in Saint Paul Public Schools believe…

      • Every student should have access to a premier and equitable educational experience.
      • Every student should graduate from high school prepared for college, other post-secondary education, and/or employment.
      • The effectiveness of school counseling programs should be measureable through SMART goals using process, perception and results data.
      • School counseling programs promote and support academic achievement, personal and social development, and career planning for every student.
      • Management of a school counseling program must be done in collaboration with administrators.


      Licensed School Counselors empower students and families to access their premier Saint Paul Public Schools education through:

      • Academic support.
      • Social emotional support.
      • College & career readiness.


      • All students are college and career ready.
      • All students have the mindsets and behaviors needed to be successful.
      • All students have advocacy skills.
      • All students and families feel welcomed, respected and valued.
      • All students have access to a Licensed School Counselor in their school.

      OUR GOAL

      • 100% of SPPS students will graduate with the skills necessary to access their college and/or career aspirations