Mission & Beliefs

  • The mission of GCPS school counselors is to assist in removing barriers to students’ academic achievements and to promote a safe and secure environment by providing developmentally appropriate counseling services based on best practices.


  • Many competencies from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behaviors directly align with Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy Standards and more broadly align with Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. School counselors working in states that have not adopted the Common Core State Standards are encouraged to create competencies that align with their state's academic standards.Our standards and competencies fall into three categories (academic, personal/social, and career) and are divided by grade level.