In April 2005, BVSD school counselors and secondary school administrators met to review and discuss the implications for BVSD of The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs. The results of that meeting were several action plans, including one requesting support for the development of standards and curriculum for a Comprehensive School Counseling model in BVSD. In response to this recommendation, the district allocated funds for the development of these standards and curriculum. A District Counselors’ Standards Committee was formed to oversee the process and began working on a comprehensive counseling model in the summer of 2005. During the 2005-06 school year, under the leadership of this committee, the BVSD Standards and Benchmarks for Comprehensive School Counseling were developed. After input from school counselors and administrators, the standards were presented to the Board of Education on April 25, 2006. These standards became the framework within which the curriculum for the BVSD Comprehensive School Counseling program was developed.
In adopting this curriculum, Boulder Valley School District placed itself in the forefront of the implementation of exemplary school counseling programs based upon The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs. As district schools and their counseling staffs implement this curriculum, they are continuing in the tradition of excellence that characterizes BVSD.
The curriculum document is organized into five major components:
Download a copy of the BVSD Comprehensive School Counseling Curriculum which was formally adopted by the Boulder Valley Board of Education on March 27, 2007.