National School Counseling Week, February 5-9, 2018

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Alert MessageThe Virginia Department of Education would like to recognize professional school counselors during the week of February 5-9, 2018, as we celebrate National School Counseling Week.  

The theme for the 2018 National School Counseling Week, “School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars,” to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. 

School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing academic concerns, social/emotional issues, and career awareness for postsecondary options. Comprehensive and developmental school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and are a vital part of the educational process for all students.