Office of School Counseling
The Office of School Counseling facilitates a comprehensive developmental counseling programs in all schools for all students to promote students’ school success, career decision making skills, and competencies for understanding self and others. The School Counseling Program is aligned with National Standards identified in the American School Counselor Association’s National Model and with the guidelines found in Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), which address areas of academic, career, and personal/social development allowing school counselors the opportunity to promote academic achievement while meeting the developmental and emotional needs of all students.
The Office of School Counseling has the responsibility of providing leadership, ongoing staff development, and clinical supervision for about 311 school counselors including the coordination of systemwide initiatives to enhance student achievement and daily clinical and instructional support of site-based school counselors. The office and its school counselors consult with school teams, teachers, families, agencies, curricular offices, and other help-givers about the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of students to remove barriers to student success and create safe learning environments.