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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Awards - American School Counselor Association

Awards - American School Counselor Association

ASCA School Counselor of the Year Program

Nominate a School Counselor Today! If you know an exemplary school counselor, then ASCA wants to hear about it. ASCA's School Counselor of the Year program honors the best of the best – school counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level.
This newly enhanced program brings 10 finalists and their nominators on an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., in February 2008, where they will participate in high-level discussions about education trends, tour Washington, D.C., and be honored at a black-tie awards ceremony. From these 10 finalists, one school counselor of the year will be selected and announced at the awards ceremony. Nominees must be U.S.-based practicing school counselors as of February 2008.

Nominate an outstanding school counselor today. Nominations are due Sept. 14, 2007.

School Counselor of the Year Process and Timeline

Nomination period open through Sept. 14, 2007.
School counselors may be nominated by their principals, school board members, superintendents, parents, state school counseling associations or others. Nominations reviewed to ensure they meet eligibility requirements.

Sept. 17–21, 2007
Nominated school counselors contacted by ASCA and sent an extensive application packet for them to fill out if they'd like to continue with the process. Application requires resume, letters of recommendations, examples of program activities and response to an ASCA-generated essay question.

Oct. 31, 2007
Application packet due from nominated school counselors.

November 2007
Judges review, discuss and score application packets submitted by nominees.

Dec. 3–7, 2007
Finalists announced

Jan. 31–Feb. 3, 2008
School Counselor of the Year Weekend in Washington, D.C.

See links at left for ASCA's other awards programs.

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