National Center for Transforming School Counseling

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School counselors have an enormous impact on student achievement and attainment. They help students set college and career goals, choose appropriate courses, and prepare for life after school. The best school counselors also understand their responsibility to advocate for the proposition that every student is capable of graduating from high school ready to succeed in college and a career.

    Yet school counselors have been all but left out of the education-reform discussion, and those entering the field often are unprepared to serve as effective advocates for the students who need help most—low-income students and students of color.

     The National Center for Transforming School Counseling (TSC) works with a network of organizations, state departments of education, school counselor professional associations, higher education institutions, and school districts dedicated to transforming school counselors into powerful agents of change in their schools and in the lives of students.

     By arming school counselors with the data and knowledge to help schools raise achievement and close gaps, TSC takes school counselors from the margins to the mainstream of the mission of schools—preparing all students for access and success in a wide array of postsecondary options. 

For more information, contact:
Peggy Hines, Director, NCTSC                Karen Crews, Senior Associate for TSC
peghines@nctsc.org                              karencrews@nctsc.org
812.345.0942                                        301.509.4385