The West Virginia School Counseling Program is based on the American School Counselor Association National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs. The mission for West Virginia school counseling programs is to focus on academic, career and personal/social development to ensure that every student benefits from a program that is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design and developmental in nature. The majority of the school counselor’s time is spent in direct services to students, imparting specific skills and learning opportunities in a proactive manner. School counselors will collaborate with the full education team, advocate to improve student learning, and lead efforts for systemic change.
The vision for counselors in West Virginia is that Comprehensive School Counseling Programs in West Virginia will support all students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to reach their fullest potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive, global citizens who respect themselves and others. The WVDE vision is to provide all West Virginia students appropriate and quality counseling programs that are data-driven and focused on continuous improvement.