- Whitney Cowan Britton, Capella University
- Kathryn Watkins Van Asselt, Capella University
College and career readiness is an integral part of a comprehensive school counseling program. According to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards, school counselors are qualified and expected to provide direct and indirect services that address students’ academic, social/emotional, and career needs. In Arizona, and across the country, school counselors are expected to lead systemic change by delivering to all students a comprehensive competency-based program, aligned with state standards for academic, personal, and career development. This paper summarizes developmentally appropriate ideas for school counselors to lead robust college and career readiness classroom guidance. The importance of incorporating college and career readiness by discussing classroom management techniques will enable school counselors to lead an effective program. Three examples of lesson plans at the elementary, middle, and high school level are also provided.