K-12 School Counseling
The mission of the Radnor Township School District’s school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental program addressing the academic, career and social/emotional needs of all students.
RTSD counselors are professionals who, in cooperative partnerships with educators, students and their families, local businesses and agencies, and post-secondary institutions, offer a thorough program to assist students in maximizing their potential and opportunities. Our program strives to deliver equal access and equity for all students and provide them with the tools and knowledge necessary to cope with life issues and be prepared with the skills required to accomplish their personal goals and become productive members of society.
K-12 School Counseling Plan (Chapter 339)
Pennsylvania requires all school districts to have a K-12 School Counseling Plan as part of Chapter 339. This plan addresses the importance of career planning for all students related to labor market projections and workforce needs.
Radnor Township School District’s K-12 School Counseling Plan aligns with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Academic Standards for Career Education and Work.
There are four main standards concentrations categories:
- Career Awareness and Preparation (discovering self-awareness, interests and relationships)
- Career Acquisition (getting a job)
- Career Retention and Advancement (keeping a job)
- and Entrepreneurship (creating a job)
Why is the K-12 School Counseling Plan (Chapter 339) Important?
In accordance with the district's mission statement, the K-12 School Counseling Plan will aid the district’s school counselors' efforts in helping students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development throughout their elementary and secondary school experience. This working document will support the efforts of the district as we empower students to discover and pursue their individual passions with knowledge, confidence, and caring to shape the future.