Guidance Essential Standards
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Guidance Essential Standards Instructional Support Tools

Guidance Unpacking Standards

NC Guidance Essential Standards & Clarifying Objectives by Proficiency Levels
This one-page poster offers school counselors a quick reference of the new NC Guidance Essential Standards with the clarifying objectives and proficiency levels in order to work with students, parents or teachers in their Professional Learning Communities. The poster allows school counselors to quickly see how the Guidance Essential Standards integrate with other curriculum areas as well as assist in quickly determining the various skills students need to “know, understand and be able to do.” The posters are sold in packages - 10 posters per package. Please visit the Publications Sales website at for ordering information.

NCDPI School Counseling Wiki
The North Carolina School Counseling Wiki website provides links to standards, resources and instructional tools to support implementation of the NC Guidance Essential Standards.