Maryland - School Counseling—secondary grade levels (9-12): Programs and Services

Programs And Services
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State law requires the provision of school counseling or guidance services in secondary grade levels (9-12).

2017 Code of Maryland 13A.05.05.01 General Requirements

A. Each local school system shall provide a coordinated program of pupil services for all students which shall include but not be limited to:

  • (1) School counseling;
  • (2) Pupil personnel;
  • (3) School psychology; and
  • (4) Health services.

B. The Pupil Services Program shall focus on the health, personal, interpersonal, academic, and career development of students.

C. Each local school system shall develop and implement a plan to determine the Pupil Services Program needs of students.

D. Each local school system shall define, develop, implement, and evaluate its Pupil Services Program. The Pupil Services Program may:

  • (1) Use preventive and remedial approaches to meet student needs; and
  • (2) Include alternative and supplemental programs for students at risk.

E. Each local school system shall provide a Pupil Services Program Manual and a School Counseling Program Manual for the elementary and secondary schools under its jurisdiction.

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