“Gone are the days of the guidance counselor, replaced by the needs of the 21st century student by the school counselor. Guidance is a service; school counselors offer a program. Guidance counselors were employed to assist students with vocational choices. School counselors use a tiered model to support not only career but academic and social emotional development in students. Guidance counselors schedule students. School Counselors belong to a professional organization that establishes a curriculum delivered in classrooms and governs ethical behavior and best practice. Guidance counselors were endorsed teachers. School Counselors hold Master’s level degrees and are highly qualified to teach as well as offer small group and individual interventions to help students succeed.” – – – School Counselors: Partners in Student Achievement, ASCA School counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective; they are integral to the total education program, working with other staff challenging students to succeed. School counselors design, develop, implement and evaluate the comprehensive school counseling program.