Program Development

Program development is an ongoing process. Essential resources and tools for addressing the mandates of the new SC evaluation and for developing and maintaining a successful school counseling program that supports student success and college and career readiness are shared in this section.

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Every Student, Every Day is a community toolkit produced by the U.S. Departments of Education,Justice, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development to address and eliminate Chronic Absenteeism:

Download College and Career Planning Weblinks and Resources Here
Download Academic Success Weblinks and Resources Here
Download Personal and Social Weblinks and Resources Here

Reach Higher Goals and Activities: A Pennsylvania Sampler

As the commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Campaign (more detailed information at grows, more and more school counselors are responding to the challenge. Many Pennsylvania school counselors are already engaged in or planning to develop goals and activities for the “Reach Higher” initiative. Several Pennsylvania School Counselors have offered as examples their Reach High Goals and Activities. That sampling follows. Included as part of the descriptions are references to the PA Career Education and Work Standards, standards designed to ensure college and career success for Pennsylvania’s students…and standards that support the Reach Higher Initiative Goals.

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The mission of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association is to expand the image and influence of professional school counselors, to promote professional and ethical practice, and to advocate for equity and access for all students.