School Counseling

Professional school counselors serve a vital role in maximizing student success. Through leadership, advocacy and collaboration, counselors promote equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students.

Counselors support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community. They are expected to address the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs that are a part of a comprehensive school-counseling program.

This website provides information and resources in four areas:

  • Guidelines. Learn more about the Maine Comprehensive School Counseling Model, dropout prevention, standards for school counselors and records retention.
  • Laws. Read about Maine state laws for school counselors and recently passed educational laws.
  • School Counselors Directory. A database of all Maine counselors for grades K-12.
  • Resources. Information to help support school counselors.

The Maine Department of Education encourages all school counselors to join either the Maine School Counselor Association or Maine Counseling Association.