Professional School Counselors
As professional school counselors, Lakeside Middle School Counselors are committed to continual professional development. Through ASCA and GSCA memberships, the school counselors are able to implement evidence based practices that support student growth and achievement.
School counselors design and deliver comprehensive school counseling programs that promote student achievement. These programs are comprehensive in scope, preventive in design and developmental in nature. “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” outlines the components of a comprehensive school counseling program. The ASCA National Model brings school counselors together with one vision and one voice, which creates unity and focus toward improving student achievement. Like other subjects in school, students are expected to be able to meet specific standards and guidelines in the realm of school counseling domains such as academic, social-emotional/personal, and college/career planning and preparation. To learn more about the ASCA National Model and/or the ASCA National Counseling Standards for Students, please visit www.schoolcounselor.org.
GSCA assists counselors in delivering more effective services by providing the means and information to enhance their skills, by supporting self-evaluation, and by conducting research to measure counselor effectiveness. Professional development programs and activities help maintain high standards and encourage quality performance. GSCA and its members are committed to the continuing development of the school counseling profession. To learn more about GSCA, please visit www.gaschoolcounselor.org.