The Mission of Kansas Comprehensive School Counseling Program:
The mission of Kansas School Counseling Programs is to prepare all students to be contributing and productive citizens while supporting the academic mission of the school. School counseling programs are integral to the mission of schools and designed to support and enhance student learning, achievement, college and career readiness and facilitate the academic, career, and personal/social development of all Kansas students. School counselors collaborate with other educators, parents/guardians, and the community to ensure all students are prepared with the knowledge and competencies to be successful in their future.
To Accomplish this Mission:
The comprehensive guidance and counseling program is an integral part of a school district’s total educational program. It is developmental by design and includes sequential activities organized and implemented by school counselors with the active support of parents/guardians, teachers,
administrators, and the community. As a developmental program, it addresses the needs of all students by facilitating their academic, career development, personal/social development, helping create positive and safe learning climates in schools, as well as helping students feel connected to
school and to at least one caring adult.
At the same time, the program assists students as they face issues and resolve problems that prevent their healthy development. The program is delivered through the following four program components:
School Counseling Quick Links:
School Counseling Home
School Counseling Resources
- Anti-Bullying Awareness
Social Emotional Character Development: Standards, Assessment, and Instruction
Safe and Supportive Schools
Safe Schools Resource Center
Division of Learning Services
Career, Standards and Assessment
Career and Technical Education
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations regarding accessibility please contact the Office of General Counsel by email or at 785-296-3204.