The American School Counselor Association provides the following description of the role of a school counselor. Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.
School counselors should spend most of their time in direct service to and contact with students. School counselors' duties are focused on the overall delivery of the total program through school counseling core curicculum, individual student planning and responsive services. A small amount of their time is devoted to indirect services called system support. Schools should eliminate or reassign certain inappropriate program tasks, if possible, so school counselors can focus on the prevention needs of their programs. The Chickasaw City School System is committed to providing a quality counseling program for our students. Our school counselors provide training, information, support, and resources to students and staff in order to help the children of Chickasaw to make the most of their educational experience.