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Researchers have documented that traditional counseling approaches to school counseling have failed to meet the social and cultural needs of Chicana/o and Latina/o high school students. The intent of this paper is to examine the role high school counselors can play in facilitating academic achievement for Chicana/o and Latina/o students by drawing on an empowerment approach to school counseling.