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Founded in 1962 , the Virginia School Counselor Association is a state chapter of the American School Counselor Association. It is the only school counselor association in the Commonwealth of Virginia solely for and by school counselors. 

About Us

VSCA provides professional development opportunities through workshops and conferences, networking opportunities through various events, and advocacy for the role of the school counselor in the state of Virginia.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Virginia School Counselor Association is to actively promote excellence in the profession of school counseling and to provide member support through professional development, advocacy, leadership, accountability and collaboration.

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 COVID-19 Resources

Due to the current worldwide health concerns regarding COVID-19, VSCA would like to share the following resources:

Member Benefits

Your Membership Provides You:

Membership programs and services such as - membership mailings, materials related to National School Counseling Week and Back to School, etc.

Lobbyists at David Bailey Associates, who will advocate for Virginia school counseling issues

FREE RAMP training and consultation for school divisions

Scholarships for RAMP application fees

Multiple professional development opportunities throughout the state, Annual Conference and Summer Academy each year at a reduced member rate

Meet and Greet events to socialize and network with other school counselors in the state.

A website full of resources for members only

Access to the membership database for networking purposes

The VOICE magazine

Professional recognition and awards for school counselors and graduate students

Social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, ASCA/Virginia Scene and YouTube

VA delegate representation to the ASCA National Conference

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Member Resources

VSCA Updates

VSCA Annual Conference

Call for Presenters

October 20-22, 2021

Hampton, VA

The Virginia School Counselor Association is soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic achievement, emotional growth, social development, career exploration, and post secondary planning. Presentations showcase best practices, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary, as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators.

Deadline for Proposals:

May 15, 2021

Submit Your Proposal Today!

Do you know an amazing school counselor?  Is your school counseling program creating outstanding initiatives to support students?

VSCA would like to highlight you in our new feature, Counselor Spotlight!  

You can find more information about the Counselor Spotlight here.

Nominate a school counselor or school counseling program today!

Upcoming events

    • June 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center at Virginia Tech
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    Join us for the 2nd annual VSCA Summer Summit 2021 on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA! Please note that this event will be live streamed for those wishing to attend virtually. 

    As an update, registration for this event will be capped at 75 attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions. Once our cap of 75 attendees has been met, we will begin placing registrants on a wait list. Please be sure to make your registration as soon as possible.

    We will continue to share updates as event logistics are confirmed. Our goal is to provide as many in-person and virtual seats as possible for the event. 

    Attendees will:

    • Reconnect and Recharge with School Counselors

    • Learn strategies for virtual school counseling

    • Learn strategies for helping students struggling with mental health

    • Gain resources for social emotional learning

    • Gain resources and insight for diversity and building inclusive communities within your school

    • This event is CEU Eligible! 

    Cost = $30 and registration is open until Friday, June 11, 2021. 

    Hotel/Lodging – We have a block of rooms reserved at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center if you need a hotel reservation.  As school counselors, we receive a special rate of $105 per night for a single occupancy room however please make your reservation ASAP to receive the guaranteed rate. The Inn is within walking distance of the Virginia Tech Visitor Center. 

    Hotel Reservation link: 

    Summer Summit for School Counselors

    As we approach the event date, we will be reaching out to registered attendees regarding information concerning parking and additional logistics. Please contact Shannon Edwards (spedwards@hcps.us) or Rachel Wheeler (rwheeler@hcps.us) with any questions. Thank you!

    VSCA PD Team


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The Virginia School Counselor Association aims to provide VSCA Members with the resources necessary to implement a comprehensive counseling program & advocate for the profession.



The Virginia School Counselor Association  is dedicated to helping it's members advocate for their role at both the school and state level.  1/3 of your membership dues go to lobbying for school counselors in Virginia.  

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Awards and Recognition

The VSCA provides opportunities to recognize school counselors, graduate students, administrators, counselor educators and students each year through various awards and scholarships. 

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