Compass Charter Schools (CCS) Celebrates National School Counseling Week

By February 3, 2020 News

THOUSAND OAKS — As we look ahead to the spring 2020 semester, we invite you to join us in celebrating National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), from today, Monday, February 3 through this Friday, February 7. This year’s theme is “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans” and will focus on the efforts your counseling team strives for in creating a positive impact on scholar success. 

The Counseling Services Department currently consists of six credentialed counselors who are passionate about supporting scholars’ academic growth, mental and emotional well being, and college and career planning. CCS conducts ongoing webinars for scholars and learning coaches centered around academics, social emotional intelligence, and college & career readiness.

CCS is a virtual personalized learning public charter school serving grades TK-12, with a scholar enrollment of over 3,000. In 2012, CCS began with a small team of educators in southern California committed to providing a safe, family-centered alternative to the traditional brick and mortar school for scholars throughout the state. While CCS has evolved over the years, the desire to provide excellent educational options has remained strong with our online and homeschool programs. Over the past nine years, we have educated the highly gifted, the bullied, the athlete, the actor, the academically-challenged, the chronically ill, and many other scholars who sought a personalized educational experience outside traditional classroom walls.

“The counselors at CCS are an integral part of our scholars’ positive Compass experience,” shared J.J. Lewis, CCS President & CEO. “Our counselors go above and beyond to meet the unique needs of our scholars and learning coaches. I know I am speaking for our entire Compass community when I say that we are so grateful for our school counselor’s hard work, passion and dedication to making a positive difference in each of our scholars’ lives!

National School Counseling Week is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and focuses on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. It highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping scholars achieve school success and plan for a successful future. 

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1952, ASCA helps school counselors guide their scholars toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help today’s scholars become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. ASCA has a network of 50 state associations and a membership of more than 34,000 school counseling professionals. 

About Compass Charter Schools  

Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual personalized learning public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout the state. Catering to TK-12 grade scholars, CCS offers the choice of either their homeschool or online academic program. CCS is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning, and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.

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