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West Virginia School Counseling Protocols

In November of 2009, a group of elementary, middle and high school counselors met with WVDE leaderdership to begin developing protocols to guide practices of school counselors.  While this is a work in progress, we will continue to post protocols as they are developed and approved by the committee and WVDE leadership.

What is a protocol?  A protocol is the rules of correct practice and appropriate behavior or the best possible way of doing things.  The school counseling protocols below are aligned with best practices that have been proven through experience and research to produce superior results. These protocols outline the processes and procedures every school counselor in West Virginia should follow in each area of practice.  Some protocols include sample forms and lesson plans we recommend you adapt to meet the particular needs of your school. For questions about the protocols, please contact Barbara Ashcraft, School Counseling Coordinator bashcraft@access.k12.wv.us

We are adding new protocols as they are developed. Some protocols are still in draft form pending final review from the Protocol Committee and WVDE officials.

All Programmatic Levels [Multi-level, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary]

MULTIPLE Programmatic Levels
Grade Level Protocol Title
Sample Forms and Counselor Resources
ALL Program Documentation and Accountability CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6
All Attendance Resources are contained within the document.
All Counselor Role - School Mental Health CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8
All Counselor Role - Student Support Teams CR1a, CR1b, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8, CR9, CR10,
All Group Counseling Protocol CR1a, CR1b, CR2, CR3 , CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8, CR9, CR10, CR11
All

Support for Personalized Learning (RTI-SPL)

CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8, CR9
   
Middle/High

Transitions from Institutional Programs and other Temporary Placements to Public Schools

Resources are contained within the document.

 

ELEMENTARY Protocols
Grade Level Protocol Title
Sample Forms and Counselor Resources
     
MIDDLE School Protocols
Grade Level Protocol Title
Sample Forms and Counselor Resources
8th 8th Grade 2-Year Plan (ISTP)

CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5 Lesson 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

8th 8th Grade TRANSITIONS CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8, CR9, CR10, CR11
8th Utlizing ACT EXPLORE Scores CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6
Middle Early Warning Interventions CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR5, CR6, CR7
     
SECONDARY Protocols
Grade Level Protocol Title
Sample Forms and Counselor Resources
10th Grade 10th Grade 3-Year Plan (ISTP) and Career Exploration/Planning

CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5 Lessons 1, 2, H1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7, 8

10th Grade Utilizing PLAN Results CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8, CR9
High School Virtual School CR1, CR2, CR3
High School Credit Recovery CR1, CR2

12th

SENIOR YEAR UNIT

Counselor's Role in the Senior Year

CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8, CR9
Scholarships and Financial Aid DRAFT CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4
Common Ground: Education and the Military

CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6,

CR7, CR8, CR9, CR10

   
COMPASS and Senior Transition Math CR1 All other counselor resources are linked within the document.
COMPASS and English CR CR1All other counselor resources are linked within the document.
Senior Meeting Protocol DRAFT  
High School Student Exit Interview(Early Dropouts) CR1, CR2
9th Freshmen At Risk Early Warning Interventions CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR5, CR6, CR7