ASCA Vision & Mission

ASCA Vision

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is the foundation that expands the image and influence of school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA empowers school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages and resources to promote student success in the school, the home, the community and the world.


ASCA Mission

The mission of ASCA is to represent school counselors and to promote professionalism and ethical practices.


Here are some helpful links to learn more about what a School Counselor is and does for you and your child:

ASCA National Model: ASCANationalModelDiamond.pdf

What is the difference? Guidance-Counselor-vs-School-Counselor.pdf

What are appropriate duties? appropriate-activities-of-school-counselors.pdf

What's the history of School Counseling? History-of-School-Counseling.pdf

What is the Role of the School Counselor? role-statement.pdf

Who are School Counselors (ENGLISH)?  sc-infographic.pdf

Who are School Counselors (SPANISH)? sc-infographic-spanish.pdf

What is the role of an Elementary School Counselor?  Why-Elem.pdf