Natl School Counseling Week 2019

National School Counseling Week 2019
Posted on 01/14/2019
RUSD Counselors

National School Counseling Week 2019 is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2019.  "School Counsellors: Providing Lessons for Life," is this year’s theme which will focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.  The week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. 


In a proclamation, the city of Riverside cited RUSD school counselors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students' social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master's degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.


RUSD counselors help all students reach their potential in the areas of academic achievement, career development, and personal/social development, ensuring students become productive well-adjusted contributing members of our communities.  Their contributions to educating our students and families is evident in the local and national recognition they have brought to RUSD which include:

  •          Consistently increasing graduation and college going rates
  •          Assisting students and families to apply and qualify for Financial Aid
  •          Increase student exposure to Career Technical Education options
  •          Address student mental health needs
  •          Poly High School counseling department designated as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP)
  •         Riverside City Proclamation February 26, 2019 at City Hall
  •        Advocate for all students 


Thank you school counselors for all your hard work and dedication to students and our community.