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RUNNING HEAD: COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

East Islip School District’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Carl Ficalora

New York Institute of Technology

Table of Contents:

Introduction…………………………………………..…4

Literature Review……………………………………….5

Delivery Systems…………………………………….…8

Mapping …………………………………………….....10

Foundation ............................................................…...11

Management System ………………………………....13

Accountability…….…………………………………...14

Recommendations……………………………………..15

References………….………………………………….17

Attachments………..……………………………….…19

MEASURE Example………………………………….

Abstract:

A comprehensive school counseling programs goal is to achieve great success for its students and help close the gaps within a school. The following contains a detailed investigation of East Islip School Districts and how they apply a comprehensive school counseling program. You will read information about what a comprehensive school counseling program is, how it is conducted in East Islip School District, and see examples of how its mapped out aligned with ASCA National Standards.

Introduction:

Over the past few decades the education profession has been subjected to numerous changes. The reason for this dramatic reform has come from numerous law changes, high demand for different student needs, and state standards. As part of this reform school counseling programs and many of its professionals have dramatically restructured their responsibilities and daily functions. Recently, throughout the profession school counselors have begun to incorporate a National Model of standards. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA), helped create a National Standard which has become the foundation for this reform movement in the profession.

In 2003 the American School Counselors Association developed the ASCA National model: A Framework for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCP) which suggests that the school counselor’s primary mission is the improvement of academic achievement (Brown & Trusty, 2005, p.1). ASCA has promoted the idea of comprehensive school counseling programs and many schools have taken an interest. Many of the transformed school counselors enjoy having a CSCP and realize its importance to the entire student body because it is aimed at a student’s academic achievement and success inside and outside of school. This academic success will be achieved through numerous types of delivery systems incorporated with the comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCP). This delivery system requires counselor’s to work closely with the entire school, surrounding community, and outside agencies to make sure every situation and all students’ concerns are addressed and properly handled. “CSCPs serve all students by promoting normal development and addressing issues that have arisen in the lives of students” (Brown & Trusty, 2005, p.1). By aligning a CSCP with the goals and mission statement of the school, counselors now have a better way to serve the students while also demonstrating the importance of the profession by showcasing their roles as an advocate for students, leadership, and collaborator.

By exploring East Islip High School and their district I was able to see how a comprehensive school counseling program is currently working. Throughout my proposal I will be referencing East Islip’s program while also making recommendations as for some possible improvements to help build an even stronger program then East Islip already has.

Literature Review:

The ASCA National Model is considered to be the key component and foundation for schools throughout the country implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. According to Carol...
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