Welcome to K-12 School Counseling and Guidance at OSPI. We have gathered
information, policy, links and school-level resources every school needs to
build a robust comprehensive school counseling and guidance program.
Washington Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance Program Model
A comprehensive school counseling program, an integral component of the
school’s mission, functions in three domains- academic, career and social
emotional- for elementary, middle and high schools. OSPI school counseling staff
provides K-12 support, technical assistance and tools for comprehensive school
counseling program development and effective use of student data to prepare all
students to be successful. School counseling and guidance programs enhance the
learning process and help create a positive school culture for academic
achievement using evidence-based practices, career and college readiness for
successful planning with social emotional resources during the process.
What You Need to Know Now
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