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Middle & High School Counseling

Middle and high school counseling programs that serve seventh through twelfth grade students provide information on education and career options. These counselors also serve students who are at risk of not graduating. Counseling programs contains two parts. Part one is a review of the student's school records. Part two is a meeting with the student and the parents or guardians, to discuss school records and additional educational options for the student.

At this time, school districts are not required to provide these special counseling services.

  • For more information about middle and high school counseling programs, contact your local school district.
  • The School Counseling Programs - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of Counseling programs.
  • The links and information below were developed for educators and others who are directly involved with middle and high school counseling.

Effective School Counseling Practices Checklist
This checklist may be used by school districts to establish effective school counseling practices.

National School Counseling Week
Information regarding National School Counseling Week, held each February, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association.

School Counseling Programs—CalEdFacts
This content is part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For similar information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

Questions:   Educational Options Office | 916-323-2183
Last Reviewed: Monday, June 28, 2021