Celebrating National School Counseling Week, February 5-9

  • National School Counseling Week highlights the important work school counselors do on behalf of our students. To celebrate, we share some facts about the school counselors who work in SPPS.

    • Our district has 117 school counselors who serve students in grades K-12.
    • In the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year, school counselors in SPPS conducted nearly 38,000 individual and group counseling sessions.
    • School counselors have master’s degrees and are trained and educated in counseling strategies. School counselors focus on all students’ academic and social emotional growth. They counsel, teach, and advocate.
    • The work of school counselors falls into three main categories: academic advising, career and college readiness, and social emotional support.

    SPPS counselors participate in:

    • academic, college and career planning
    • classroom lessons
    • small-group counseling using evidence-based practices
    • individual student counseling
    • parent consultations and referrals to community resources
    • collaboration with teachers and other school staff
    • and nearly every other aspect of student life.

    Thank you for supporting the work of school counselors in SPPS!