Posted: Monday, February 1, 2021
GCS Celebrates National School Counseling Week February 1-5
Greenville County Schools is celebrating National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), February 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors and how their work affects students.
This year’s theme, “School Counselors: All in for All Students,” highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
“Our 246 school counselors forge connections with students and families, regularly helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents,” said Rob Rhodes, Director of School Counseling Services. “They work in partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world. This has been especially evident during the pandemic, as students have experienced new social/emotional and academic challenges and disruptions.”
School counselors remove barriers to learning and focus on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, postsecondary and social/emotional development, helping them realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. School counselors are vital for student success and play a key role in achieving our district-wide Graduation Plus goal of Building College- and Career-Ready Students. We are happy to salute these champions for students and publicly thank them for the difference they make each day.