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School Counselors

School counselors are educators who design and deliver school counseling programs that are comprehensive in scope, preventive in design, developmental in nature, and promote student achievement for ALL students.

School counselors provide critical services to students in Illinois schools in three domains: Academic, College & Career, and Social-Emotional.

A comprehensive school counseling program is guided by standards and competencies for both students and counselors:


  • Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Cecilia Galvin Scholarship Award​
    Co-sponsored by CompTIA and ChannelPro, the program grants $5,000 each year to a young woman interested in starting a career in technology.  Applicants for the award must be a high school senior and have 2.0 GPA or better. They must also be a recognized leader in their school and community, and have a demonstrated early interest in technology. The winner can use the scholarship to cover tuition costs at a four-year college or trade school, or to earn CompTIA technical certifications.  Nominations are being accepted through April 29th at this site​. The winner will be announced during CompTIA’s ChannelCon event, which takes place in Chicago from August 2nd to the 4th.
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  • Launch of High School 2 Career (HS2C)​
  • HS2C Webinar​​