Our Identity Statement
The New Jersey School Counselor Association is the organization which represents professional school counseling in New Jersey.
The mission of the New Jersey School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in the school counseling profession and to advocate for the development of all students.
The vision of the New Jersey School Counselor Association is that all professional school counselors in New Jersey will develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs
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Why Belong to NJSCA?
School reform, workplace demands, the changing economy, and work force demographics dictate new expectations for school counselors. School counselors are expected to take the lead in assisting our nation's young people to become healthy, happy, productive citizens. NJSCA provides support, training, networking and a watch on legislative issues, all important in meeting the needs of school counselors in New Jersey. NJSCA was instrumental in having the New Jersey School Counseling Initiative funded and the National Standards for School Counseling Programs written into the New Jersey Department of Education Administrative Code; ensuring that all districts shall provide a comprehensive developmental school counseling program in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Benefits of Membership
Up-to-date information on topics and issues of interest to school counselors in the NJSCA Newsletter, Newsline and Web-Letter and our enhanced NJSCA Website
IRS designation as a 501(c) (3)
The New Jersey School Counseling Initiative: The New Jersey Frameworks
Professional Networking Site and Social Media Connections
-Counselor of the County Recognition Luncheon
-Human Rights Award
-Middle School Recognition Awards
-High School Awards
-Webinars (Live Learning Center)
-Summer College Bus Tour
NJSCA Involvement in:
-Professional Member $40.00
-Retired Member $15.00
-Full Time School Counselor Graduate Student $30.00
Want more information? Contact: Jim Lukach NJSCA Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org