Counselor News is the official publication of the New Jersey School Counselor Association. Read the latest news and find current information on topics related to school counseling in New Jersey and nationwide.Read More
NJSCA 2018 School Counselors: Advocating for Student Success was held on October 11-12, 2018 at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. Dan St. Romain provided a Pre-Conference Session, the Opening Keynote Session and a Breakout Session!Read More
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.Read More
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools assists schools in implementing a coordinated response to the suicide death of a student. Originally developed in 2011, the second edition includes new information and tools that middle and high schools can use to help the school community cope and reduce suicide risk. The toolkit was developed in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and in consultation with national experts, including school-based administrators and staff, clinicians, researchers, and crisis response professionals. It is designed primarily for administrators and staff but can also be useful for parents and communities.Read More
This year, 140 schools will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s Annual Conference.
Six of those schools are from the Garden State!
Arthur Stanlick Elementary School, Wharton
Cozy Lake School, Oak Ridge
Ellen T. Briggs Elementary School, Lake Hopatcong
Estell Manor School, Estell Manor
Jefferson Township High School, Oak Ridge
White Rock Elementary School, Oak Ridge
The Finger Lakes Region of NY is known for its relaxing summers and wineries. But this area also has much to offer in the way of colleges and universities.
On July 9th, the NJSCA Summer College Tour Motor Coach departed Clark, NJ for the Finger Lakes Region of New York. For three days they toured:
Ithaca College, Wells College, Hobart, William and Smith College, Elmira College, and The University of Scranton.Read More
If you are considering a gap year (a year of exploring interests before or during college) for your students, check out these resources.Read More
The NJSCA annual Awards Dinner was held May 24 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.
NJSCA gives special thanks to Berkeley College for sponsoring our Awards Program. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to our profession and our students.Read More
On Friday, March 23, 2018, NJSCA honored school counselors from all counties in the state of New Jersey at our annual “Counselor of the County” Awards Program which was held at The College of New Jersey.Read More
This conference is held in cooperation with New Jersey School Counselor Association, New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling and the Counselor Education Department, Kean University.
Did you miss the live feed of the School Counselor of the Year event on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018?
"We must keep pushing to eliminate barriers so all of our nation's youth, regardless of their background or circumstance, have opportunities to succeed in life." - 2018 School Counselor of the Year Kirsten PerryRead More
When you hear someone refer to mental health, this generally involves a person’s emotional and psychological well-being. Your state of mental health determines how you feel, think, and act.Read More
NJSCA is very pleased to announce School Counselor Jill Marie Kuppel and the has received the prestigious RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) recognition from the American School Counselor AssociationRead More
The New Jersey Department of Education is pleased to announce its participation in the 57th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) sponsored by the United States Senate and the Hearst Foundations. Principals of public or nonpublic schools in New Jersey may nominate one outstanding junior or senior to be considered for this highly competitive, merit-based program.Read More