School Counselors

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction supports the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that is based on the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Model.  

The "ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student" describes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development.

The ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors can be aligned with initiatives at the district, state, and national levels to reflect the district’s local priorities.

Contact the Office of School Approval & Opportunity at (701) 328-2244 for additional information.