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Posted February 8, 2011

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APS Celebrates National School Counseling Week

APS recognizes its 204 school counselors as part of National School Counseling Week, Feb. 7-11, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association. The week honors school counselors who are a vital part of the educational process for all students.

“Our counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents,” said APS Superintendent Winston Brooks. “This week, we say thanks to those school counselors who help our kids realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.”

Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.

"School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, personal/social skills and career awareness in post-secondary options,” said Brian Law, president of the American School Counselor Association. “Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success."

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