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School Counseling

School Counseling

School counselors have a tremendous responsibility in addressing the personal/social, academic, and career needs of every Kershaw County student in prekindergarten through grade twelve. As student advocates, counselors provide support and foster student development as our children learn to live, learn to learn, and learn to work. A comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program provides developmental opportunities and experiences that address three central student-development areas: learning to live (personal/social), learning to learn (academic), and learning to work (career). The comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program components organize the work of counselors into four major components: guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support. 



Journey to High School Success - Kershaw County School District middle & high school guidance counselors created a guide to help middle school students and parents prepare for success for the high school and for their future college and/or career success. For more information, please contact your school guidance counselor or email

Benefits of the Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program

1.  Benefits for Students

  • Improves academic performance and success in school
  • Promotes knowledge for career exploration and development
  • Develops decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Assists in acquiring knowledge of self and relating effectively to others
  • Broadens knowledge of our changing world
  • Increases opportunities for counselor-student interaction
  • Increases opportunities for consistent counseling services throughout the school year
  • Monitors data to facilitate student improvement

2.  Benefits for Parents

  • Provides support in advocating for their children’s academic, career and personal/social development
  • Supports partnerships in their children’s learning and career planning
  • Increases opportunities for parent-school communication
  • Increases knowledge of the assistance and information parents and students can receive from the counselor and school