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City Council celebrates National School Counseling Week


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City Council

National School Counseling Week is a time to recognize the important work our school counselors do to support students academic, career, and social and emotional development.

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) selected "School Counselors: All In for All Students" as the theme for this year, highlighting the commitment school counselors make to their students, their professional development, and their school community.

Every day between February 1 and February 5, the ASCA is hosting Facebook live webinars on different aspects of the school counseling profession and strategies to meet students' needs during the pandemic.

School counselors are actively committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents as these traits relate to career awareness and development.

School counselors help parents, educators, and community partners to help students explore their potential, set realistic goals for themselves, develop collaboration and cooperation skills, learn self-motivation and self-direction habits, and lead fulfilling lives.

Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school.

The Boston Public Schools (BPS) currently has over 100 counselors serving students in grades 6-12, bringing Boston very close to the ASCA’s recommended student-to-school-counselor ratio of 250-to-1 for those grades.

The​ Council adopted a resolution celebrating all of its school counselors in the Boston Public Schools and recognizes February 1–5, 2021 as National School Counseling Week in the City of Boston.