The Guidance Staff
New York City Public School Guidance Counselors are professional educators certified by the New York State Department of Education and licensed by the New York City Department of Education. School guidance counselors serve the entire 9 to 12 school community, including students, families, staff, and school leaders. They work with school administrators to advocate for programs and services that are aligned with New York State Learning Standards for academic achievement, social and emotional development, preparation for higher education and career readiness. The framework for school counseling practices and service delivery is guided by the models of the American and New York State School Counseling Associations and the ASCA ethical standards.