Washington School Counselor Association



Membership in WSCA provides many benefits, from current information and event for School Counselors to professional development for career-enhancement.

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WSCA is your voice in Olympia. WSCA provides a legislative advocate to keep you informed of the latest political and policy activities in Olympia. 

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About WSCA

The Washington School Counselor Association is a dynamic professional organization that has officially served school counselors of Washington since 1965. The Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA) expands the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change at the state level. WSCA empowers professional school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages, and resources to promote student success in the school, the home, the community, and the world.

In addition to periodicals, professional development and peer networking, WSCA provides state and national level advocacy to ensure awareness of our profession in an effort to increase and sustain employment opportunities for professional school counselors.

The House of Representatives has passed HB 1664, which will increase funding for schol counselors, nurses, socialworkers and psychologists. Thanks to representatives Rule, Ybarra, Ortiz-Self, Senn, Rude, Callan, and Stonier for speaking up fpr school counselors in the debate. And special thanks to Rep Stonier for recognizing National School Counselor Week on the floor!

New RCW's for 5030

28A.320.600 Comprehensive school counseling programs—Written plan.
28A.320.610 Comprehensive school counseling programs—Implementation.
28A.320.620 Comprehensive school counseling programs—Guidance—Transition plan.






Equity Statement

News from ASCA
Reopening Washington Schools 2020 Planning Guide

ASCA School Reentry considerations 


Helping Students in Troubling times


ASCA Covid Updates


Ethics Resource Covid 19

 Joint statements focused on dual credit, college admissions and academic considerations for students whose post-high school plan is to attend a 2- or 4-year college.

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Leadership Opportunities

 WSCA members are encouraged to share their talents and passion by becoming involved in one of our many Committees, building stronger relationships while working on advocacy issues or helping to produce a stronger Professional association. WSCA provides leadership training for all who are interested.  Please contact Laurenmendezwsca@gmail.com