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!