WV School Counselors

West Virginia school counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for all students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.


WV School Counseling Model
College and Career
Social and Emotional
School Counselor Professional Resources
Counseling Program Templates/Resources
School Counselor Needs Assessments
School Counselor Evaluation Resources
Student Support Resources
Mental/Behavioral Health Resources and Initiatives

About School Counselors

West Virginia (WV) School Counselors are certified according to WVBE Policy 5202, having completed an approved master’s program and an extensive internship. They are qualified to work with students, families, communities and school staff to address academic, career and social/emotional development needs for all students in grades PreK-12. School Counselors are responsible for creating a Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP), which is an integral part of the total school program and is aligned with the school’s mission. The CSCP is a proactive, systemic approach to assist students with the acquisition of attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to maximize student success and prepare for a variety of postsecondary options.