Maine School Counseling
School counselors are members of the education leadership team and serve a vital role in maximizing student success. Through advocacy and collaboration, the school counselor promotes equity and access to opportunities and educational experiences that develop strategies for academic achievement, managing emotions and developing interpersonal skills, and making plans for career and college.
To provide a safe and welcoming learning environment, school counselors support individual student academic planning and goal setting, deliver classroom lessons aligned with standards, provide short-term counseling and make referrals for long-term support for students, advocate for students at IEP, 504, and other student-focused meetings, and analyze data to identify student issues, needs, and challenges. School counselors continuously collaborate with families, teachers, administrators, and the community to address the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs that are a part of a comprehensive school counseling program.