What do school counselors do?

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School counselors address the academic and developmental needs of all students,not just those in need through collaboration with students,parents,school staff and the community. School counselors design,implement,and maintain guidance programs that align with the educational mission and philosophies of their schools and school districts. These programs help develop competencies in academic achievement,personal and social development, and career planning. School counselors follow a comprehensive guidance curriculum to work with students in individual,small group,and classroom settings. School counselors help students create an academic plan for their education to prepare for successful careers after graduation.They also help students respond to obstacles that may form barriers to learning by helping students respond to issues such as divorce and adolescence.