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The comprehensive school counseling program is integral to a school district’s total educational program. It is developmental by design and includes sequential activities organized and implemented by school counselors with the active support of parents/guardians,  teachers,  administrators, and the community. As a developmental program, it addresses the needs of all students by facilitating their social/emotional, academic, and career development, helping create positive and safe learning climates in schools, and helping students feel connected to school and at least one caring adult. At the same time, the program assists students as they face issues and resolve problems that prevent their healthy development. The school counseling program aims to provide kindergarten through grade 12 students with successful educational experiences.

How do counselors support all students?

School Counseling Curriculum

Individual Student Planning



  • School Counseling Curriculum: Implement educational activities and classroom lessons on social-emotional learning
  • Responsive Services: Support students through brief individual counseling, small group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, and referral to outside counseling services
  • Individual Student Planning: Help students develop academic and career goals, support students in transitional periods
  • System Support: Evaluate effectiveness and collaboration with staff to support student needs, community outreach, and committee participation.

Counseling Team

Counseling Team for Ladue School District