ACPSD Counseling & Career Services
What is school counseling?
School counseling includes K–12 activities that are organized and implemented by certified, professional school counselors with the support of teachers, administrators, other school personnel, parents, and business and community members. School counselors provide individual, group, and classroom guidance sessions. School counselors help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.
What is the role of a school counselor?
Professional school counselors are licensed/certified educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, social/emotional and career developmental needs by designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.
School counselors embrace the framework of a comprehensive program that includes four key components: foundation, management, delivery and accountability.
What is the role of a career specialist?
Career specialists are part of the Education and Economic Development Act’s (EEDA) initiative of Personal Pathways to Success and are required to complete the 120 hour Facilitating Career Development(GCDF/CDF) Course and become certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator. They serve as part of the school counseling team and implement the “Learning to Work” portion of the SC Comprehensive School Counseling Model.
Sharon Worley, Ed.S, NBCC
Coordinator for Counseling & Career Services
1000 Brookhaven Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
803-641-2651 Ext: 12651