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Counseling, Enrollment & Post-Secondary Readiness
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Clayton County Public Schools Counselors are dedicated to helping all scholars become independent lifelong learners by maximizing impact, addressing barriers, and unleashing academic potential to build a better tomorrow, today! 

The Counseling, Enrollment, and Post-Secondary Readiness Department, inclusive of all CCPS elementary, middle, and high school counselors, provides direct and indirect services and consultation to all schools, staff, and personnel on research and evidence-based interventions and strategies that support the academic, social-emotional, and post-secondary success of all students enrolled in Clayton County Public School. This is accomplished through our College, Career & Life Readiness Framework for School Counseling that is aligned to the ASCA National Model for School Counseling. 

The four major components of the framework. Define, Manage, Deliver, and Assess were adopted from the ASCA National Model's Framework for School Counseling and are depicted in the image below:
                                                                                      ASCA National Model – 4th Edition 
School Counselors advocate for scholars holistically by implementing a Comprehensive and Developmental School Counseling program aligned with the American School Counselors' Association for School Counseling. The program is inclusive of innovative, proactive, empowering, and preventive strategies that are research and evidence-based. 

Through the School Counseling Comprehensive Program, school counselors provide Direct Services, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support. A description of the services are included below:

Direct Student Services: Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students and include the following:

School Counseling Core Curriculum: This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school counseling core curriculum is delivered throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is systematically presented by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in K-12 classrooms and group activities.

Individual Student Planning: School counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.

Responsive services: Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.

Indirect Student Services: Indirect services are provided on behalf of students due to the school counselors’ interactions with others, including referrals for additional assistance, consultation, and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators, and community organizations.

Dr. Alicia R. Dunn
[email protected]

(770) 473-2700

Mrs. Bahyanna Russell
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
(770) 473-2700