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Welcome!

 

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.

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CSCA Board Members #ReachHigher



For more information on First Lady Michelle Obama's #ReachHigher Initiative click here!
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Call for Nominations

Fall is the time of year that the CSCA Board puts out nominations for elected Board positions. The elected board members are very determined and committed to providing professional services for all members of CSCA. We ask all of our members to consider running for a board position. Join this hard working board to create change for our profession and for the students we serve. Help make a difference for your profession.

We are currently looking for:

Elementary Vice-President

- High School Vice-President

- Region 2 (Counties - Bent, Prowers, Baca, Crowley, Otero, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Kiowa)

- Region 4 (Counties - Mineral, Saguache, Rio Grande, Conjeos, Alamosa, and Costilla)

- Region 6 (Counties - Grand, Routt, Mesa, Delta, Garfield, Rio Blanco, and Moffat)

- Region 8 (Counties - Pitkin, Eagle, Lake, Summit, Park, Chaffee, and Gunnison)

- Region 10 (Counties - Denver and Adams)

- Region 12 (Counties - El Paso and Teller)

The deadline for nominations is Oct 31, 2014.

Please contact Rhonda Williams if you have any questions. 

For more information click here. For the nomination form, please click here



Colorado College and Career Readiness Standards

Fresh of the press is the newly approved Colorado College and Career Readiness Standards.

These standards were recently approved by the Colorado Department of Education, as well as the Colorado Community College System.

Please click here to view the standards.
 






Casino Night at The 2014 CSCA Conference

There will be a Casino Night during the 2014 CSCA Conference on Thursday, November 11 from 8pm-11pm. Proceeds will be donated to Safe2Tell. Safe2Tell is a program designed to help report (anonymously) any threatening behavior that has or could endanger you, your friends, family, or community.

For more information please click here. 1-877-542-SAFE (7233)
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2014
CSCA Conference

The 2014 CSCA Conference will be held on November 5, 6, and 7, 2014. More information to follow soon!

The Early Bird Special ends Friday, September 19, 2014 so do not delay! Click here to sign-up!

Click here for pricing information!

Click here to view the exhibitors through our Virtual Exhibit Hall!

Fall CSCA Newsletter for Members
This newsletter is available to current CSCA members only. You will be required to sign-in before you can view the Newsletter. If you are already a member click here to login. Not yet a member? Click here to read about the benefits of becoming a CSCA member. 

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School2School

CSCA is introducing School2School, where school counselors will share their expertise in an area or domain with their colleagues through self-arranged, site visitations.

If you are interested in being a host site please click here for more information.

To register your site as a lost location please complete the following survey
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Current host sites can be viewed here.

For additional support in setting up a site visit please contact one of our VPs.




RAMP Award Recipient Schools

Congratulations to the 2 state RAMP Award Recipient schools.

They are: 



Alamosa High School (Alamosa)

 and



Rocky Mountain High School
(Fort Collins).



                                                                                                                            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Mentorship Program
Ever consider serving as a mentor within the profession of School Counseling?  If you have 5 years (recommended) of professional School Counseling experience, we invite you to share your knowledge and skills with newly licensed School Counselors within the profession and/or school sites that are without School Counselor representation, but need School Counseling services.  These newly licensed School Counselors and school sites are recipients of the Colorado Corp Grant in which mentorship is a requirement.

Requirements to become a Mentor are:

· An understanding of the ASCA National Model.

· 1 year committment

· Maintain phone/Skype or face-to-face contact 1-2x/ weekly with the mentee/site.

· Provide data driven guidance interventions and recommendations.

· Collaborate on process and procedures with the mentee/site.

· Establish attainable goals with the mentee/site.

Those that complete 1 school year as a Mentor will receive a free one year membership to CSCA for your work and time.  

*If interested, please contact the Mentorship Program Director, Brigette Archuleta at brigette.archuleta@mcsd.org or (970) 258-0691 by October 31, 2014.

 Your advocacy and representation within the State of Colorado is very much needed!!!