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The ultimate goal of comprehensive school counseling programs is student success. The program design, delivery system, and content are dedicated to enhancing the ability of all students to fully utilize the educational opportunities available to them. The program is delivered through the school counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support.

Comprehensive school counseling programs, integral to the school’s educational environment, partner with other academic and behavioral initiatives to effect positive changes in student achievement and behavior. Targeted outcomes of fully implemented programs include increased student achievement, an improved graduation rate, better attendance, reduced disciplinary referrals, completed individual learning plans, and increased student participation in the community.

The school counselor serves as a school leader, student advocate, and team collaborator who works to remove systemic barriers to student success. School counselors plan the comprehensive school counseling program, and facilitate its delivery. Working together with school administrators, other professional educators, and community members, their collaborative approach produces measurable results that are shared and used to inform program improvement.

Each counselor maintains counseling pages on their respective campus websites with helpful information for parents and students.

Comprehensive School Counseling Program

A comprehensive school counseling program is developmental and systematic in nature, sequential, clearly defined, and accountable. It is jointly founded upon developmental psychology, educational philosophy, and school counseling methodology (ASCA, 2012). Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs are vital to the achievement of excellence in education for all students. Texas Education Code 33.005 (2019) states that school counselors must "plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive school counseling program that conforms to the most recent edition of the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs" (TCA, 2018). Such a program organizes resources to meet the priority needs of students through four delivery system components. The identified needs of all students in prekindergarten through grade 12 provide the basis for the developmental school counseling program, delivered through Guidance Curriculum and Individual Planning System components. The identified special needs of some students provide the basis for the Responsive Services component. The identified needs of the school system itself are met through the System Support component.