• The Vision of Broward County Public Schools

    Educating today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world.

    The Mission of Broward County Public Schools

    Educating all students to reach their highest potential.

School Counseling

  • Our Vision

    To provide all students with a District and school family who cares for them, identifies and meets their needs, and empowers lifelong learning and academic success.

    Our Mission

    To implement a comprehensive school counseling and educational program fostering academic achievement, social & emotional learning,  college, career and life readiness, and recovery.

Overview

  • School counselors promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive school counseling plan that ensures every student receives school counseling services. 
     
    School counselors implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.
     
    They also provide resources for staff, students, families and others to ensure that a family-friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth. 

Programs and Services

  • School counselors provide a number of programs and services to help students achieve success and develop life skills in three personal competency areas.

    Academic Success
    From Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, school counselors support teachers and parents to help students achieve competencies at each grade level. The following are examples: test-taking strategies, study skills, using a planner, getting organized, and raising their GPA.
     
    Career Development Success
    School counselors utilize career development lessons and strategies to help students understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training, and the world of work. Examples of these strategies are career awareness and exploration, goal setting, high school graduation facts, scholarship opportunities, and the use of future-planning tools.
     
    Personal and Social Emotional Success School counselors work with staff and the community to provide support for students, ensuring they are safe and healthy and promoting life skills such as education, character development, social skills, making friends, alternatives to peer pressure, and managing stress.

    Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) fosters life skills that build confidence and support mental and emotional health, enabling students to overcome challenges and thrive as they prepare for the 21st-century workplace. As part of the District Strategic Plan and the School Improvement Plan (SIP), the SEL initiative promotes whole-child-centered support services for all, helping students to succeed academically while building employability skills and resiliency.  

     

    Recovery Services (Wellness and Recovery)

    Recovery Services is committed to supporting students by promoting mental and emotional health by reducing the effect of traumatic stress through recovery and wellness practices. Our focus is on the healing, coping, and resilience of systems and of students through trauma-informed prevention strategies and wellness initiatives. Helping children recover from traumatic stress experiences improves their ability to continue to positively function academically, behaviorally, and socially.

  • How can I find resources in the community?

    The Community Partners Resource Guide was created as a "one-stop-shop" for resources in the community and across the county.

  • How Can I Get Information on Mindfulness and Social And Emotional Learning?

    Information on Mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning can be found here.

  • What Are We Doing to Help Students Going Through a Tough Time Currently?

    School Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Family and Community Engagement and other mental health related staff are working remotely to meet the needs of our school community.

    You can find additional resources within the BCPS Mental Health Portal by visiting: https://www.browardschools.com/mentalhealth

    You can also call 754-321-HELP or visit www.browardschools.com/Page/52426 to be connected with support and resources. 

    Additionally, the Mindfulness in BCPS Canvas site is currently available to provide mindfulness education, support and resources to BCPS students, families, and staff, including:

    • On-demand lessons, activities, recordings, and resources
    • Daily schedule including live sessions and pre-recorded sessions

    Click here to access the Mindfulness in BCPS Canvas site: https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/868545

  • How Can I Get Assistance with College/Career Advising?

    School Counselors and BRACE Advisors are available to assist students.  Additionally, a special Canvas course is available for Seniors with important resources and weekly, recorded webinars on a variety of topics.  You can access the College and Career Readiness for Seniors in the Canvas Commons or click here to register. Recorded webinars will be available once per week and posted on the Canvas course announcements.

    High school students should also check out the High School College and Career Readiness Canvas page here

    In addition, now is a great time to log into Naviance through your Clever dashboard.  Naviance is a college and career system where students can explore colleges, careers, scholarships and work on your resume.  Visit www.browardschools.com/Naviance for more information

Contact Information

  • School Counseling

    1400 NW 14th Ct

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-1675

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    Dr. Daniel H. Shapiro

    Director