School Counseling

"What Do Guidance Counselors Do?"


The attached charts represent the different job responsibilities of our district school guidance counselors.  The information is based on the Massachusetts School Counselor Association, which identifies four key components of quality guidance programs:

  • Guidance Curriculum
  • Responsive Services
  • Individual Planning
  • System Support


These services and supports build from grade to grade, with the amount of service time for each component changing to best meet the needs of students at each particular level.  Our charts are divided by the grades in our school system:


If you have questions about these charts or the role of school counselors, please contact the guidance staff at the appropriate school.