A Model Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program for
Texas Public Schools, A Guide for Program Development Pre-K -12th Grade has
been developed to help ensure that all students in Texas might benefit from high quality
comprehensive, developmental school guidance and counseling programs. The guide
provides a model for such programs and a process for tailoring the model to meet the
varying needs of students in a wide array of school districts.
The Guide has been written as a model for educators to develop, validate, or improve
their school districts’ guidance program. Counselors, principals, other district
administrators, board of education members, teachers and parents are all recognized
as active participants in this broad-based process for determining the guidance and
counseling needs of all students and for planning how best to meet those needs.