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Deslonde, Vernell L.; Becerra, Michael D. – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
To impact college enrollment rates, and subsequently college attainment throughout the United States, particularly among low socioeconomic status students, college enrollment outcomes must become a priority at the state, district, and school levels. Central school district offices across the United States face demands by educators and policymakers…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, School Districts
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Deslonde, Vernell L.; Becerra, Michael D. – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
This exploratory case study examined high school counselors' (n=12) influence on the college enrollment decisions of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Study participants were employed across seven schools within the United States. The findings highlight five main themes: (a) school counselor as a source of college information, (b)…
Descriptors: School Counselors, College Students, Enrollment, Socioeconomic Background
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Capizzi, Lorri M.; Hofstetter, Carolyn Huie; Mena, Dolores D.; Duckor, Brent; Hu, Xiaolu – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
This article documents narrative experiences from alumni who participated in the GEAR UP program. The San Jose State University GEAR UP program, based on an intensive counseling model, is grounded in social capital and resilience theories, and is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Low Income Students, College Readiness, Well Being
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Militello, Matthew; Carey, John; Dimmitt, Carey; Lee, Vivian; Schweid, Jason – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
The National Center for School Counseling Outcome Research (CSCOR) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst studied exemplary practices of 18 high schools that received recognition for college preparation and placement in 2004 and 2005. Through interviews with key personnel at each of the high schools, the researchers generated a set of ten…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Preparation, School Counseling, School Counselors
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Hatch, Trish; Shelton, T.; Monk, Gerald – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
Professional School Counselors (PSCs) are trained to be leaders in school reform, collaborators with other educators, and advocates for all students. While PSCs provide academic, career, and personal/social interventions for the student body as part of a comprehensive school counseling program the needs of students with disabilities are often…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Disabilities, Self Advocacy, School Counseling
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Uellendahl, Gail; Stephens, Diana; Buono, Lisa; Lewis, Rolla – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
The need for greater accountability in school counseling practice is widely accepted within the profession. However, there are obstacles to making accountability efforts common practice among all school counselors. The Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) is a tool that can be used to encourage and support these efforts. In this…
Descriptors: Action Research, Program Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Data Collection
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Granados, Stephanie; Winslade, John; De Witt, Megan; Hedtke, Lorraine – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
Focusing on "re-membering" practices is new to grief counseling. Traditional approaches to grief counseling are guided by the concepts of stages or tasks, usually to move the person toward accepting the reality of loss and to "say goodbye" to their deceased loved one. This alternative approach to grief counseling, driven by…
Descriptors: Grief, Memory, Adolescents, Coping