Missouri Career Education

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About Guidance and Counseling Services

Comprehensive guidance programs in Missouri have a purpose of assisting students in their academic, career, and personal/social development. The Guidance and Placement Section provides resources and technical assistance to help ensure that professional school counselors can fully implement comprehensive guidance programs in their schools.  Comprehensive Guidance Programs are integral parts of each school's total educational program designed to support, facilitate, and encourage academic, career, and personal social development for all students.

The Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program is developmental by design and is delivered through the Guidance Curriculum, Individual Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support and implemented by certified professional school counselors, with the active support of teachers, administrators, students and parents.

The Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program is designed to serve all students in grades K-14 and helps ensure equal opportunity for all students to participate fully in the educational process integrating academic, career, and personal/social development.

The Guidance and Placement System provides a uniform, yet flexible, set of standards and components for guidance and placement in area career centers.  These components focus on services to students and provides for accountability and program improvement.