ISCA Vision, Ends Policies, Bylaws & Policy/Procedures

The Vision of the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) is to:

  • Honor the uniqueness of every Illinois school counselor, student, and community as we embrace and affirm diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view.
  • Promote professionalism and ethical practice amongst school counselors so they are able to support pre-kindergarten through post-secondary students in maximizing their academic, college/career, social/emotional growth and preparedness for adult life.
  • Advocate for legislation and policies that support and empower Illinois school counselors, students, and communities.
  • Provide high quality professional development for school counselors to assist in meeting the evolving needs of school counselors, students, and communities.
  • Offer collaboration opportunities for Illinois school counselors to build meaningful connections and coalitions amongst Illinois school counselors throughout the state.

Ends Policies - Conditions exist so the Illinois School Counselor Association will practice with the highest level of effectiveness.

  • School counselors are actively engaged in the dismantling of racist and discriminatory practices, policies, and institutions that further disadvantage and/or marginalize our students and communities.
  • School counselors are knowledgeable about and collaborate with students, parents/guardians, staff, school administrators, policy makers, community members in the development, implementation and evaluation of effective and comprehensive school counseling programs based on the ASCA National Model.
  • School counselors are knowledgeable about current ethical, legal, and professional practices and their application.
  • School counselors are knowledgeable about current trends in school counseling and education by participating in high quality professional development.
  • School counselors are actively engaged in state and national initiatives that impact the school counseling profession.
  • School counselors are empowered to take on leadership roles to build a community of Illinois school counselors that advocates for our profession.
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