Building Better Humans

Today begins National School Counseling Week 2020. National School Counseling Week is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Taking place from February 3rd to February 7th, the purpose of this week is to focus on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within the U.S. Additionally, this week highlights the substantial impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and career planning. The theme for National School Counseling Week 2020 is, “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans.”

About ASCA

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, VA. Founded in 1952, ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development. They also seek to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. ASCA has a network of 50 state associations and a membership of more than 34,000 school counseling professionals.

About PALCS Guidance

The PALCS guidance department helps students every day, far beyond the task of helping students select their courses. The guidance department offers services K-12, career counseling starting in 8th grade, standardized test prep courses, study skills, and dedicated guidance counselors that stick with students all the way through high school. Furthermore, the department offers crisis response and prevention, encourages self-improvement and kindness initiatives, and spearheads school-wide Bullying Prevention Month activities every October. Make sure to check out the PALCS Guidance Blog for useful college, career, financial and social information for students and families!


Finally, we want to thank each and every one of our dedicated counselors! Our entire Guidance Department constantly does exceptional work in a position that sometimes seems impossible. The support they give to our students and families is what continues to make PALCS a true community! Be sure to thank your Guidance counselor extra this week!!