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School Counselors

School counselors are educators who design and deliver school counseling prog​rams 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:


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    This two half-day session workshop provides opportunities for secondary school counselors, career advising professionals, and supporting stakeholders to gain knowledge and strategies to become a champion for each learner to navigate their path to career success. Registration information is here​PDF Document.

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College & Career


​College & Career standards guiding school counseling programs are designed to help students 1) understand the connection between school and the world of work and 2) plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and/or the world of work and from job to job across the lifespan.​

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