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GENERAL INFORMATION

American School Counselors Association
ASCA focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs and researching effective school counseling practices. ASCA is the school counseling division of the American Counseling Association.


North Carolina School Counselor Association
The mission of the North Carolina School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in the profession of school counseling and the development of all students.


American Psychological Association (APA)
Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.


APA Division of School Psychology
School Psychology is a general practice and health service provider specialty of professional psychology that is concerned with the science and practice of psychology with children, youth, families; learners of all ages; and the schooling process.


Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is leading the effort to prevent abuse before it happens by developing family-oriented, community-based prevention, awareness, education, and training programs.


DOCUMENTS

Exit Standards Implementation Guide
The information in this implementation guide reinforces the importance of learning content knowledge and applying 21st Century Skills in the development of a school-based Graduation Project that has the support and participation of the total school faculty and members of the community.
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Guidance Curriculum and Standard Course of Study
The Guidance Curriculum that supports the Program of Study is not just for school counselors. Lesson plans are designed to be taught from a team approach with many activities for teachers, counselors, parents and the community. This is based on the philosophy that everyone who works with students has a responsibility for helping to guide them.


STATUTES AND GUIDELINES

Privileged Communication


HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule general information and frequently asked questions.


Liability Insurance for School Social Workers Who Transport Students
§ 115C-47(25a) requires LEAs (Local Education Agencies) to provide liability insurance to school social workers who transport students in the employee's personal automobile.


OTHER RESOURCES

ACT
"Helping people achieve education and workplace success." Across the nation, more and more states are using ACT testing and instructional improvement programs statewide to improve the college and work readiness of their students. North Carolina high school students may take the PLAN, the ACT and the WorkKeys assessment, in their pursuit to be college and career ready upon high school graduation. Educators will use the results of these ACT assessments to guide their students towards meeting their personal career and college ready goals.


CFNC
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC has sections for educators and parents on their website to assist you as you are working with your students. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.


College Board
College Board believes that an investment in education is an investment in the future. They are champions of innovation, equity and excellence for all students. In addition, they are advocates for children and parents, empower teachers and educators and are a strong presence in many schools across the country. The work of College Board falls mainly into three categories: College Readiness, College Connections, Success and Advocacy.


Office of Civil Rights 504 & Disability Discrimination Resources
The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.


North Carolina Community College System
NCICU represents independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state. NCICU also provides research and information to and about private colleges and universities, conducts staff development opportunities and coordinates collaborative programs.


North Carolina Encyclopedia
This encyclopedia is designed to give you an overview of the people, the government, the history, and the resources of North Carolina.


North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities
NCICU represents independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state.


North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SOICC)
North Carolina career resource network


Praxis Information
The Praxis Series™ Assessments provide tests and other services that states use as part of their teaching licensing certification process.


UNC 16-Campus University System
The University of North Carolina is a public, multi-campus university dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people.