ASCA Resources

The American School Counselor Association has a lot to offer! 

Since 1974, SDSCA has been a chartered division of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). This organization " supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society".

ASCA provides resources, professional development opportunities, and advocacy for all school counselors. Use the links below for more information and materials.

ASCA's Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives - Information about ASCA and its purpose

ASCA's Mindsets and Behaviors - Information for student standards and competencies, supporting  academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development

School Counselor Ethical Standards - Ethical and legal information

ASCA National Model - A guide for developing and maintaining a comprehensive school counseling program

RAMP - Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP), get more information on receiving this national recognition

ASCA Position Statements - ASCA's formal statements on a variety of pertinent areas, perfect for helping support your school counseling program

Roles/Ratios - Information on the appropriate role of school counselors at every level as well as justification information

ASCA Bookstore - How to get your hands on many of ASCA's materials

ASCA Upcoming Event - Grow in your professional knowledge and practice through classes, webinars, and more

Legislative Issues - Legislative information on what is affecting schools, students, and the profession

Other State Associations - See what is happening with ASCA's other state divisions

Membership Information - Learn the benefits of becoming an ASCA member 

ASCA's Board of Directors - Elected officers helping to guide ASCA

Contact ASCA - A directory of ASCA staff

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