The Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model for Alabama Public Schools

or State K-12 Mental Health Plan now called

“A Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports for Alabama Students” 


ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs

ASCA – American School Counselor Association

This paper is a short summary taken directly from the complete document, which is linked below.  This document was produced by State Superintendent Bice.  Please read this summary and consider the loss of parental authority and the extreme level of intrusion into the personal life of every child in K-12th grade in Alabama Public Schools which will occur if this model is accepted by the Alabama State School Board. (The vote for this plan was scheduled to be held on June 11th, 2015 but was cancelled due to opposition.)

This is a dangerous expansion of the authority of public schools into the private lives of students, which has never been allowed in American schools. This plan sets goals for changes in students’ emotions, feelings, attitudes, values and beliefs. The area educators call the “affective domain” (from Blooms Taxonomy).  Please consider this plan and contact your elected State School Board Member, State Superintendent Bice and Governor Bentley about your view of this program. You can find a link below about President Obama and Governor Bentley’s Mental Health Plan for contact information.

The Alabama State Plan “is an integral part of the preparation of all students to be college and career ready. It serves as a framework to guide school districts, individual schools, and individual counselors in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive, developmental, and systematic counseling program.”

1. It “should be used by all Alabama public schools for developing and implementing comprehensive, outcome-based school counseling and guidance programs that meet the needs of all students.”

2. “All students will receive a data-driven counseling program that promotes academic achievement, career readiness, and personal/social development”, which includes their “attitudes, character, values and beliefs.”

3. It is “aligned with ASCA National Model and its revisions and includes four interrelated components: foundation, delivery system, management system, and accountability.”

4. The “ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, and three revisions promulgate national school counseling standards.” 

5. It “helps students achieve their full potential through four program delivery components: School Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and Indirect Services.”

6. “Comprehensive school counseling and guidance programs are data-driven by student needs and provide outcome-based accountability measures that align the school counseling and guidance program with the school’s overall academic mission.”

7. “VII. RESPONSIVE SERVICES–7.1 Every K-12 student receives prevention education to address life choices in academic, career, and personal/social development.

Click on link below for the complete plan then click on the 1st item listed as:

1. Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model for Alabama Public Schools



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