IJA-RA, School Counseling Programs and Services

About this Regulation

Regulation: IJA-RA

Last revised: November 08, 2005


  1. To ensure that a high quality school counseling program that is comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and reflects the diversity of Montgomery County is provided equitably to all students in all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)
  2. To align MCPS School Counseling Services with national and state standards in school counseling


A growing body of research suggests that social and emotional learning delivered through a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate school counseling program has a positive impact on student academic performance. School counseling is integral to the mission of schools and to the total educational program. School counseling programs remove barriers to learning and promote the knowledge and skills necessary for the academic achievement and personal growth of all students through prevention and intervention services.

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