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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.


The First Lady Presents the School Counselor of Year Award


CSCA Board Members #ReachHigher

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



Please help us fill the following needs of Colorado School Counselor Association:

Co-Webmaster: Please contact Matthew or Ismael 

Open Board Member Positions: (see below) please contact the current board member in the respective position for more information. 


2015 Award Winners

School Counselor of the Year

Katrina Ruggles

Skoglund Middle School and Center High School

Center Consolidated Schools, 26JT, Center, CO.


School Counselor Advocate of the Year

Courtney Goertz

(Principal, North Middle School, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO.)


Misti Ruthven

(Director of Postsecondary Readiness, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO.)


2015 Superhero Award

Stacey Lestina

(Colorado Consulting, LLC)


Carla Mulkey Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Heckerson
Colorado State Universityi


Lance Huffman Award

Janelle Winders

(CSCA Confernce Chair 2011-Present) (North Middle School, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO.)

Become a Board Member

Would you like to be part of an enthusiastic, hard working group of professionals who are dedicated to enhancing profession of school counseling at the state level? If so please consider joining this esteemed group as an elected board member.

Here are the open positions:
President-Elect: Must currently be on the CSCA board for two years prior to application. This is a 3-year term.

All below are 2-year positions:
- Middle Level Vice President
- Post-Secondary Vice President
- Region Representatives:
- Region 1 - Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, and Weld
- Region 3 - Fremont, Custer, Pueblo, Huerfano, and Las Animas
- Region 5 - Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma,         Hinsdale, Archuleta, and La Plata
- Region 7 - Larimer, Boulder, and Jackson, Broomfield
- Region 9 -  Gilpin, Clear Creek, and Jefferson
- Region 11 - Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert

Consider also joining one of the following commitees:
Professional Development, Professional Recognition, Governmental Relations.

For more information 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.

ASCA 2015 School Counselor of the Year 

"Cory Notestine, a school counselor at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colo., has been named the 2015 School Counselor of the Year. The award, presented by 
the American School Counselor Association..." to read more click here!

 CSCA Conference

The 2015 CSCA Conference will take place November 11th - November 13th at Antler's Hilton in Colorado Springs, CO. More information to follow. 

Spring CSCA Newsletter for Members
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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

Current host sites can be viewed here.

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

3rd Annual P20 Counselor and Student Legislative Reception

Please join us for a casual reception and celebration with K-12 and higher education students, counselors, guidance professionals, and educators.  Come celebrate with legislators, students, and counseling professionals and listen to several students describe their unique paths to success.

For the agenda click here

For more information click here.

To register click here


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.