Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic, career and social/emotional development. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.
(American School Counselors Association: The Essential Role of Middle School Counselors)
For more information on what a school counselor does, see the American School Counselors Association's publication, The Essential Role of Middle School Counselors.
[Guidance Counselor versus School Counselor Infographic by Melissa Nowicki.]