High School Resources

General Resources

the below organizations are some of the key agencies informing School Counseling practices at the state and national level. See their websites for more information: 
 

Academic

Khan Academy - the Khan Academy provides videos and lesson plans to support students in a variety of content areas; they also provide test prep and are the official partner for College Board's SAT test prep. 
ACT Academy - the ACT Academy is a free tool for ACT prep and other resources that teachers can use in the classroom and beyond. 
Teaching Tolerance - Teaching Tolerance is a non-profit that provides a free magazine and other resources for educators on a variety of relevant topics surrounding diversity, inclusion, social justice, and more.  
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College/Career

National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) -  NACAC's website, professional development, college fairs and other events provide counseling and admission professionals with expert advice and tools regarding the college transition. 
Rocky Mountain Association of College Admission Counseling (RMACAC)  - RMACAC is the regional affiliate of NACAC and provides professional development opportunities including Roadmap events and an Annual Conference.
Arizona College Consortium - the consortium is a partnership among institutions throughout the area and sponsors both a Counselor breakfast and the Fall Tour of college fairs. See the website to get your school/district involved!
College Success Arizona - College Success Arizona & its community AzCAN is dedicated to postsecondary success for all Arizona students. Join the community for free, and review their resources and professional development listings!
College Board - the College Board is the national organization behind the PSAT, SAT, AP programs and more. They provide FREE professional learning, handouts and resources, and other opportunities for counselors. 
 

Social / Emotional

Teen Lifeline - Teen Lifeline is a nonprofit organization that operates a teen hotline and provides support to prevent teen suicide in Arizona.
Trevor Project - the Trevor Project provides free trainings as well as a model school district policy on suicide prevention policy to help professionals discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.
National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) - the NIMH is a federal agency that researches mental disorders and provides information and resources
SAMHSA - the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a comprehensive website with data, publications, and practitioner training resources. 
Mentalhealth.gov - this governmental website provides resources and education on a variety of topics.
 

Advanced Certifications

For School Counselors seeking to add additional certificates above and beyond their master's degree and licensure, there are two main programs for national certifications: