School Counselors are essential to the lifelong learning and success of all students.
Wisconsin School Counselor Association VISIONOur vision is for Wisconsin to be the model for excellence in equitable school counseling practice, exemplified by the advocacy, leadership, and expertise of the members of the WSCA.
WSCA’s membership of 1200+ represents well over 50% of the professional school counselors in Wisconsin. Focused on providing quality professional development opportunities, supporting comprehensive school counseling programs, and giving one voice to professional school counselors, WSCA is dedicated to empowering school counselors throughout the state.
WSCA’s Goals (ENDS)
The Wisconsin School Counselor Association exists so there are conditions enabling Wisconsin School Counselors to practice with the highest level of effectiveness using an equity lens to the extent that justifies available resources.
- School counselors (active and pre-service) have the knowledge necessary for effective school counseling practices to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs.
- School Counselors have the knowledge about current ethical and professional practices and their application.
- School counselors are knowledgeable about trends in school counseling and education.
- School counselors are knowledgeable about leadership and advocacy principles.
- School counselors are knowledgeable about equitable and culturally responsive practices.
- Key Stakeholders (including but not limited to) school administrators, policy makers, and community members will understand the impact made by the school counselor implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.
WSCA Strategic Plan
The WSCA Directors of Operations have developed a five-year Strategic Plan.
ASCA Position Statements
The American School Counselor Association Position Statements cover a wide range of topics, and describe the rationale for school counseling program interventions in each of these areas. The ASCA Position Statements are a valuable reference for school counselors, parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and the press.
On a rotating basis, position statements are updated annually at the ASCA delegate assembly, a gathering of representatives from each of the state school counseling associations.
Wisconsin sends two school counselor leaders to the annual delegate assembly held in conjunction with the ASCA Annual Conference.