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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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The VSCA Annual Conference will  be held October 18-20, 2022.

Hampton, VA


The Virginia School Counselor Association aims to provide VA School Counselors 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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Upcoming events

    • June 22, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
    • The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
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    Join us for the 4th annual VSCA Summer Summit on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA!

    The Summit will be held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center and registration will begin at 8:30 am. 

    Attendees will:

    • Learn strategies for building relationships with students, providing opportunities for equitable dialogue and participatory decision making
    • Gain resources on how to implement the restorative justice process as a school counselor 
    • Learn the power of sister circles as affinity groups
    • Gain knowledge and tips on transforming your school culture
    • This event is CEU Eligible! 

    Cost = $50 for VSCA members, $50 for non-members, and $50 for students. Registration is open until Saturday, June 10, 2023.  

    To pay your event registration fee, please do so on the website prior to the event. Lunch will be provided! 

    Hotel/Lodging – We have a block of rooms reserved at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center if you need a hotel reservation.  As school counselors, we receive a special rate of $105 per night for a single occupancy room however please make your reservation ASAP to receive this special rate. Click on the link below: 

    Hotel Reservations - VSCA Summer Summit 2023

    Please contact Shannon Edwards ( or Alison Bollander ( with any questions. Thank you!

    VSCA PD Team

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