School Counseling and Guidance

School Counseling & Guidance Mission Statement

Seattle Public Schools counseling program will provide comprehensive, developmental counseling services that address the academic, career and social/emotional development of all students. School counselors, in partnership with other school staff, families and the community, will facilitate support systems to ensure that all students in Seattle Public Schools have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary for college, careers and post-secondary life choices. (School Board Policy 2140 and 2140SP)

K-12 Guidance and School Counseling

The Seattle Public Schools Comprehensive Program includes:

  • Services and supports for students, families and staff
  • Be based on specific academic, social/emotional and career development goals and student competencies
  • Utilize data that measures academic, social/emotional and career development and college readiness for program improvement
  • Include on-going professional development that is relevant to school counselors
  • Expect that Professional School Counselors are engaged in activities described as appropriate in the ASCA model

Seattle Public School Counselors will offer:

  • Guidance and School Counseling Core Curriculum
  • Individual Student Planning
  • Responsive Services
  • System Support

Official Seattle Public Schools Counseling Forms

Additional forms and information may be found in your schools’ main and school counseling offices.