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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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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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Conference 2019

This year’s Conference will be October 16-18, 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from some fantastic keynote speakers and many more presenters from across the state.

Upcoming events

    • June 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Virginia Tech Welcome Center
    Registration is closed

    The VSCA Summer Summit will be hosted at the beautiful VA Tech Campus on June 21, 2019 from 
    9:00 am- 4:00 pm.  The cost for members is $30 and registration is open until June 17.  Lunch will be included.  The topics will include how to advocate for your role as the school counselor and your school counseling program.  Please click on the link to ask for additional topics to be addressed and if you need overnight lodging.  https://goo.gl/forms/D62FAlEvz9Q7p2vQ2

    • July 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 200 Berkley Street Ashland, VA 23005
    VSCA is excited to host a day of collaboration for District Supervisors, or a counselor representative from schools who do not have a District Supervisor.  Sessions will be presented by Joe Wharff, the emeritus School Counseling Supervisor for the state of Virginia, and his replacement, to be announced soon!  We will also hear from a panel of supervisors currently in the field to do a Q & A for best practice.  Lunch will be provided by the College Board!  Hope to see you at this FREE event! 
    • October 16, 2019
    • October 18, 2019
    • Hampton, VA

Past events

May 16, 2019 Region 1 Meet & Greet
April 27, 2019 VSCA King's Dominion Day


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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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