The Cherry Creek School District is proud to employ licensed school counselors at the secondary level (middle and high school). Each middle and high school site has a team of counselors who are prepared to work with your student on a variety of things, whether it be academic, social-emotional, or career/college-preparedness. School counselors are essential to helping shape and support a positive school culture and can support your student in planning for their life after middle and high school.
American School Counselor Association
ASCA's Mission and 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.
The mission of ASCA is to represent school counselors and to promote professionalism and ethical practices.
The Role of School Counselors
The role of the school counselor is to be your student's best advocate. While the caseloads and duties may vary from school-to-school, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA)recommends a 1:250 counselor to student ratio. ASCA has provided the following statement and a sample list of counselor-appropriate duties.
ASCA- Role of School Counselor Statement.pdf