School Counseling is an integral part of each school. Nevada has adopted the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student (NAC 389.187). The ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors are organized in three broad domains: academic, career and social/emotional development. These domains promote mindsets and behaviors that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students and are defined as follows:
Academic Development: standards guiding school counseling programs to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn. Further information can be found at ASCA Academic Development
Career Development: standards guiding school counseling programs to help students 1) understand the connection between school and the world of work and 2) plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and/or the world of work and from job to job across the life span. Further information can be found at ASCA Career Development.
Social/Emotional Development: standards guiding school counseling programs to help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills. Further information can be found at ASCA Social/Emotional Development.
Nevada professional school counselors believe every child can learn, and that all students should have equitable access to a comprehensive school counseling program delivered by a state-certificated master’s-degree-level school counselor. School counselors are advocates for equitable treatment of all students in school and the community, per ASCA’s position statement on “The School Counselor and Equity for All Students (Adopted 2006, revised 2012, 2018). Further information can be found at ASCA Equity for all Students.