Service and leadership that maximize the success of all students

Counselors are the heart of our school

School Counselor Leadership Network

​​​​​​​​​​School counselors have a critical role in our schools, especially now with LCAPs focused on college and career readiness and the important work of equity for our students.

Through SDCOE, you can:

  • Get professional learning tailored to your unique needs

  • Network with other school counselors

  • Gain valuable resources for you, your students, and your colleagues by utilizing our Resource Quick Links

School Counselor Leadership Conference in partnership with the Western Association for College Admission Counseling on Feb. 14

2017 School Counselor Leadership Conference

If you missed the School Counselor Leadership Conference on Feb. 14, or want to relive some of your favorite moments, check below for resources, videos, and more. 

Professional Learning

Conferences Highlights Day

Can’t make it to the University of California, California State University, or CollegeBoard conferences this fall? Don’t worry! You can attend a highlights day in San Diego organized by the SDCOE School Counselor team. Get updates from the state university systems and the CollegeBoard directly from their representatives and have your questions answered in-person. 

The highlights day is a local event that fits your needs:

  • Designed for high school counselors and administrators and community and college access partners
  • Gain valuable insides into admissions, financial aid, and more
  • Get the latest on college readiness, access, and education policies
Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch

Click here to register.

Equity Symposium

The Equity Symposium on Sept. 7 and 8, 2017 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is designed for school and district leaders, teachers, and counselors to uncover the specific barriers preventing students from the supports and opportunities they need for success.

Early bird registration is open. Register now to save!

This year the theme of the event is Equity through Student Agency: Mindsets, Relationships, and Innovations. Click here to learn more and submit a presentation proposal.

New School Counselor Leadership Institute

Please check back with us in 2017 for the opportunity to register for the 2017-2018 cohort. 

If you've been hired as a school counselor in the past three years, this unique offering is for you. The New School Counselor Leadership Institute provides professional learning and custom-made support for those new to the field. 

This professional learning opportunity is split into six sessions across the school year and the content aligns with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behavior Standards in the areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development. Topics include:

  • Building a school guidance program
  • How to advise students in college and career
  • Empowering students in the cyber world
  • Facilitating student groups
  • Youth mental health first aid

View additional professional learning opportunities for school counselors


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