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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. 


Our Board of Directors needs YOU - your ideas, your talent, and your leadership!   We strongly encourage school counselors interested in having a significant impact on our profession to serve on the The Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA) Board of Directors. We are looking for four new Directors to join the VSCA Governing Board, three for a three year term and one for a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2023.  Now is the time to get involved on the next level and make a difference for Virginia School Counselors and students. CLICK TO APPLY

Click for more information on Nomination and Election Process

I’m looking for another route to school counseling leadership within the VSCA Board…and beyond!  

Are you a potential leader in the school counseling profession?  Do you want to get involved and improve your leadership skills?  If this sounds like you, you may want to consider this NEW leadership program to build strong leaders within VSCA, the school counseling profession, and beyond. 

VSCA is looking for individuals who desire to grow in their experience as school counselor leaders through our first ever Emerging Leaders Cohort.  For the goals of this initiative please read more HERE. To apply to become a VSCA Emerging Leader please submit this form. 

The Call for Presenters for the 2023 October VSCA Annual Conference is now open! Please submit your proposals before May 15, 2023. Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent by the end of June. CLICK HERE!

Click HERE to apply for the VSCA High School Senior Scholarship!

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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VSCA Updates

VSCA Annual Conference

October 18-20, 2023

Hampton, VA

The Virginia School Counselor Association is proud to bring you 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.


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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