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.