The Colorado School Counselor Association represents school counselors at all levels in Colorado. Its purpose is to serve its members and the public through programs that advance guidance and counseling in all school work settings: elementary, middle/junior high, high school, and post-secondary. CSCA serves over 1,500 school counselors in the state of Colorado.
2016 CSCA Conference The 2016 CSCA Conference "Keep Calm and Counsel On" will take place November 9-11, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO. For more information click here.
2016 Call for Proposals
We are excited to announce that the call for sessions proposals for the 2016 CSCA Conference: Keep Calm and Counsel On in Colorado Springs is now open. Colorado is lucky to have so many fabulous resources within our state and among our own Professional School Counselors. If you or someone you know would like to submit a session proposal for the upcoming November conference, please complete the form. The deadline for submission is May 20, 2016 and presenters will be notified by Early July. For questions please contact Samantha Haviland.
Spring CSCA Newsletter for Members
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June 14th -16th, forty plus states will be traveling to Colorado Springs, Colorado to explore intersections between industry and education. Approximately 400 people representing state teams of 10 and including representatives from industry, K-12 education, higher education and workforce among others, will be attending the White House Reach Higher event at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to accelerate state approaches to the preparation of students for life beyond high school.
Commitment to role of Ambassador
While on campus, and in visiting local school districts and workplace learning facilities, state teams will require assistance from volunteers to remove unnecessary distractions and tasks, and to support a productive and successful event.
Volunteers will take on the title of Colorado Ambassador and will be assigned to a specific state team. Ambassadors will be expected to offer the following support as requested:
Provide information regarding the role of school counselors
Take notes during group meetings and discussions for event wide reporting
Have knowledge of local area including but not limited to directions, restaurant and activity recommendations
Assist in locating meeting area
Make copies for committee needs
Other appropriate duties as assigned or requested
The Colorado Ambassador will take on a support, administrative and referral role in assisting states. This role does not allow the Ambassador:
To offer personal opinion regarding state conversations
To participate in the event as a member of the state team
To actively advocate for school counseling
Colorado Ambassadors will be selected by the members of the Reach Higher Planning Committee. Ambassadors will be trained by identified members of the committee in the following areas.
Parameters of the work
Referrals and Points of Contact
To apply to be a Colorado Ambassador, please complete this applicationby May 15th, 2016. Please know that this position requires attendance to the entire convening (2.5 days- June 14-16) as well as a webinar training June 3rd, 2016 from 1p to 2p MDT.
Corps Grant Request for Readers The purpose of the RFP is to solicit applications from eligible education providers for funding to increase the availability and implementation of effective school-based counseling within secondary schools.
The goal of the School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP) is to increase the state graduation rate and increase the percentage of students who appropriately prepare for, apply to and continue into postsecondary education. Grant information can be found here.
If you are available and interested in participating in this review process, please complete a survey regarding your experience and areas of expertise as soon as possible. Click here for the survey.
This is the first step in the process to select reviewers. Responding with your availability does not guarantee your participation. If an insufficient number of reviewers are confirmed, the survey link will remain available until review teams are filled.