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March 23, 2020:  Per the Governor of Virginia, K-12 public schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. ”It will take time. But we can and we will get through this together. We are a team, and we will get through this battle.” -Governor Northam  


ASCA has provided resources for counselors to consider to continue providing school counseling services to students during an emergency shutdown.  More information is available at www.schoolcounselor.org Additional resources are available below.

For resources regarding virtual school counseling, including two webinars that will be recorded and posted this week: https://www.schoolcounselor.org

Welcome to VSCA!

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. 

The Virginia School Counselor Association is proud to announce this year's award winners! 

Congratulations to our winners who have gone above and beyond to contribute to the school counseling profession!  

Elementary School Counselor of the Year: Lila Hiltz from Donahoe Elementary in Henrico County Public Schools

Secondary School Counselor of the Year: Kathleen Otal from McLean High School in Fairfax County Public Schools

Leadership Award: Karla Allen, Coordinator of Counseling Services for Hanover County Public Schools

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

With the current worldwide health concerns regarding COVID-19, VSCA would like to share the following additional 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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Upcoming Events

2nd Annual

VSCA Summer Summit

NEW DATE - August 7, 2020

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

VSCA Fall Conference

October 21-23, 2020

Hampton, VA

Upcoming events

    • August 07, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • The Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center at Virginia Tech

    Hello, VSCA members!

    SAVE THE DATE! We are pleased to inform you that we have a tentatively rescheduled date of Friday, August 7, 2020 for our 2nd annual VSCA Summer Summit 2020. We will hold the event on this date unless we are notified that it is not possible, due to the Virginia Tech campus remaining closed.

    We will keep you posted on event updates as we receive more information and appreciate your continued flexibility. All registrations that have been processed will still be honored for the new date. 

    Reminder: if you need hotel lodging for the event you can contact The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center to make a reservation by calling (540) 231-8000. 

    Please contact Shannon Edwards (spedwards@hcps.us) or Rachel Wheeler (rwheeler@hcps.us) with any questions that you may have. 

    We will be keeping in touch!


    VSCA PD Committee



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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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