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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

National Standards for School Counseling

National Standards for School Counseling
I. Academic Development

Standard A - Assist students to acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that

contribute to effective learning in school.

· Improve academic self-concept

· Acquire skills to improve learning

· Achieve school success

Standard B - Assist students to complete school with academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post secondary options including


· Improve learning

· Plan to achieve goals

Standard C - Assist students to understand the relationship of academics to the

world of work, and to a life and home in the community.

· Relate school to life experiences

II. Career Development

Standard A - Enable students to acquire the skills to investigate the world of work

in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

· Develop career awareness

· Develop employee readiness

Standard B - Enable students to employ strategies to achieve future career goals.

· Acquire career information

· Identify career goals

Standard C - Enable students to understand the relationship between personal

qualities, education, training and the world of work.

· Acquire knowledge to achieve career goals

· Apply skills to achieve career goals

III. Personal Social Development

Standard A - Enable students to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal

skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

· Acquire self knowledge

· Acquire interpersonal skills

Standard B - Enable students to make decisions, set goals and take necessary action

to achieve goals.

Teach self knowledge applications:

· (1) decision and problem solving;

· (2) understand consequences of decisions and choices;

· (3) coping skills;

· (4) seek help in decision making;

· (5) apply conflict resolution skills;

· (6) demonstrate respect for others;

· (7) understand peer pressure;

· (8) use persistence and develop an action plan to achieve goals.

Standard C - Enable students to understand safety and survival skills.

Acquire personal safety skills:

· (1) knowledge of personal information;

· (2) relationship of rules and laws to individual rights;

· (3) appropriate/inappropriate touching;

· (4) asserting personal privacy;

· (5) coping with peer pressure;

· (6) managing conflict and life events;

• (7) understanding danger in substance use and abuse.
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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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