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1.0 Definitions

"American School Counselor Association (ASCA)" means the national organization that supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

"ASCA National Model" means a framework for implementing a comprehensive, data driven school counseling program. The model identifies K-12 College- and Career- Readiness Standards for every student in the domains of academic, career and social/emotional development. The model is made up of four components: Foundation, Delivery, Management and Accountability.

19 DE Reg. 305 (10/01/15)


2.0 School District Counseling Programs and Written Plans

2.1 Every school in each district shall implement a comprehensive school counseling program aligned with the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National Model.

2.2 Every school in each district shall have a written plan, using the model templates provided by the Department, for the school counseling program that:

2.2.1 Is implemented by a school counselor certified in accordance with the applicable Professional Standards Board regulations.

2.2.2 Utilizes nationally recognized student standards as defined by the ASCA National Model.

2.2.3 Aligns vertically K-12 within the district.

2.2.4 Contains all four components of the ASCA National Model: The Foundation component, which consists of vision and mission statements, program goals and student and professional competencies. The Management component, which utilizes assessments and tools to develop, implement and evaluate the school counseling program. The Delivery component, which focuses on the implementation of the school counseling program through direct and indirect student services. The Accountability component, which ensures regular analysis of data to determine program effectiveness in measureable terms and inform program decisions.

2.2.5 Is on file at the district office and in the school.

2.2.6 Is reviewed annually and updated as needed by the school counselor in collaboration with the building administrator and district supervisor.

3 DE Reg. 1546 (5/1/00)

8 DE Reg. 1606 (5/1/05)

14 DE Reg. 29 (07/01/10)

19 DE Reg. 305 (10/01/15)


3.0 Reporting Requirements and Timelines

3.1 Annually, by August 15, every district shall electronically submit their schools' plans to the Department. The plans shall reflect any updates pursuant to 2.2.6 above.

3.2 The Department may periodically monitor for alignment to the requirements in 2.0.

14 DE Reg. 29 (07/01/10)

19 DE Reg. 305 (10/01/15)


Last Updated: March 23 2019 13:43:10.
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