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    ASCA is pleased to announce the following RAMP schools in South Carolina!

    RAMP is based on the ASCA National Model. It is a recognition program for individual schools, not districts or school counselors. RAMP Gives you the confidence that your program aligns with a nationally accepted and recognized model and helps you evaluate your program and areas for improvement.  Drive your school counseling program to the next level.   ...

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    Men of Color National Summit April 27-28, 2017 in Greenville, S.C.

    Clemson University is launching a major initiative to foster a more inclusive, supportive, and diverse South Carolina. On April 27-28, 2017, Clemson’s Office of Inclusion and Equity will present its inaugural Men of Color National Summit to help close the achievement gap for young men of color with the promise of new opportunities through higher education. The goal of the summit is to attract and retain a highly talented and diverse group of students, faculty, and staff at the University, and es ...

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    Jennifer Adams Named 2017 School Counselor of the Year Finalist

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – Jennifer Adams, a school counselor at Carolina Springs Middle School in Lexington, S.C., has been named a 2017 School Counselor of the Year finalist. Adams, a graduate of The University of South Carolina, has been a school counselor for nearly 13 years. The School Counselor of the Year award, presented by the American School Counselor Association, honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation ...

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    Call for Proposals for the 2017 Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference!

    The Call for Proposals to the 2017 Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference is now live. This conference is a key opportunity for southeastern education and mental health representatives from K-12 schools and child and youth-serving agencies to network, collaborate, and learn new strategies to improve school behavioral health outcomes for children and families. This year’s conference will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC, on April 27 & 28, 2017 and will feature keynote speakers ...

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    Submit your nomination today for the 2017 PSSCA School Counselor of the Year Awards!

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is the only charted state division of the American School Counselor Association. Beginning this year, the award committee will go to an online nomination and application process as we recognize the best professionals in our field including: an outstanding elementary counselor, a middle school counselor, and high school counselor. We acknowledge each counselor for the quality of service he/she provides students, families, schools, districts and othe ...


    Submit your nomination today for the 2017 PSSCA School Counselor Advocate of the Year Award!

    PSSCA will award a School Counselor Advocate of the Year Award. The nominator must be a member of PSSCA. Nominees may be district or building level administrators, school board members, legislators, or supervisors of school counseling services who have made significant contributions to the implementation and improvement of school counseling programs. The purpose of the Advocate of the Year Award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated their beliefs in and support of school counseling pro ...

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    Gina Hilger Named Sumter School District Teacher of the Year.

    Gina Hilger, the school counselor at Chestnut Oaks Middle, was named the Sumter School District Teacher of the Year. She has served in this capacity for the past three years. Prior to becoming a school counselor, Hilger was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force and deputy director of intelligence for Air Force’s Central Command at Shaw Air Force Base. Hilger earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Air Force Academy and master’s degrees in international security from the Universi ...

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    2017 PSSCA Conference Jan 19th - 21st

    Soaring to the Top!  2017 PSSCA Conference  January 19-21, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Resort & Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.  More details coming as they become available.       Click here for more info ...

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    The PSSCA Governing Board has been very busy!

    Your PSSCA Governing Board worked hard Saturday, May 14, 2016. We had  a full agenda with ASCA Updates, Committee Updates, SDE Updates, and Annual Conference planning!! The Governing Board was able to get a lot of work accomplished on behalf of the school counselors of South Carolina. We hope to see you at the ASCA National Conference in New Orleans. We are also in our final planning stages for our own PSSCA 2017 conference. Check back soon for all the details! ...

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    Connecting Beyond Difference - President's Message

      Read the latest from Shawn F. Hoehn, NBSC, PSSCA President!   ...

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    Professional Development Opportunities

    We have some excellent professional development opportunities coming up in the near future! Please review these events and take advantage of furthering your knowledge as an educator and mentor. The Military Pathways 101:  June 21st - 23rd.  Visit their website. The Education & Business Summit : June 26th - 29th. Visit their website. CACRAO - Aug. 30th - Sept. 2nd.  More Info     About Us Contact Us FAQs Submit aProposal     ...

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    Congrats to our New Officers!

    Meet our New Officers! President Elect - Anna Duvall, Elemetary Level VP - Sara Beckman, Secondary Level VP - Crissy Roddy, Secretary - Michelle Privette... ...

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    South Carolina School Behavioral Health Conference April 21-22, 2016‏

    On behalf the South Carolina School Behavioral Health Community and the School Mental Health Team at the University of South Carolina, I would like to invite members of your organization to the 3rd Annual South Carolina School Behavioral Health Conference.This conference is a premier opportunity for representatives from schools and youth-serving agencies in South Carolina to network, collaborate, and learn new strategies to improve school behavioral health outcomes for children and families. Th ...

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    Read our Newsletter from our State Department Liaison, Dr. Ed Johnson

    SC Department of Education, Office of Student Intervention Services: A newsletter for School Counselors and Career Specialist “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X   Click HERE to read "The Messenger" ...

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    The Student to Counselor Ratio: Does It Really Matter?

    Public schools today face a lot of challenges including meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities, managing disruptive students in the classroom, dealing with bullying and reaching under achieving students. Counselors deal with on demand cases which means you may have to drop your small group lesson or classroom guidance and deal with the high priority incidents. Will you have to do that if there was one than one counselor in the schools? One area that is impa ...

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