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)
Comprehensive K-12 Guidance and School Counseling Program
Seattle Public Schools Comprehensive Program should include:
- 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 as a part of their Comprehensive K-12 Program:
- 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.
- High School PE Waiver Request Form
- Entering 9th graders may not request a PE waiver for first semester.
- Participating in athletics does not guarantee a waiver is approved.
- Running Start Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
- Service-Learning Form
- High School Credit in Middle School Form
- High School Credit Earned in Middle School Form – Class of 2024
- Please note state law has changed. Students who take high school courses in middle school will now automatically have the credit added to their transcripts. Students will have until the end of their Junior year to have those courses removed. For the class of 2024’s 8th grade classes will be added and 6th and 7th grade courses will need to be requested. Please note that this does not include online courses purchased through an outside vendor taken during middle school.