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School Counseling

School Counselor Roles & Responsibilities

The role of the school counselor is driven by the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model and Framework. The school counselor’s responsibilities include:

Support for Students

School counseling programs include support for students at all levels by:

Student Confidentiality

Conversations with a school counselor are kept confidential unless the information is a threat or harm to self or others. Examples include but are not limited to:

Graduation Requirements

To access your student’s progress toward graduation:
  1. Log on to HCPSS Connect.
  2. Select the appropriate student (if more than one) using the arrow at the top left corner
  3. Select Course History from the left navigation menu
  4. Graduation status/progression will display
Full details on graduation requirements can be found in the current course catalog. See Howard County Board of Education Policy 8030 Graduation Requirements and Policy 8020 Grading and Reporting: Middle and High School for more information.