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High School Counselor Roles

High School Counselor Roles & Students’ Developmental Needs:

High school is the final transition into adulthood and the world of work as students begin separating from parents and exploring and defining their independence. High school counselors work with students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the global community. High school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement.

High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. Students face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

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