Vistas Online 2013

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


Potential Impact of Lead Management Principles on Academic Achievement When Implemented in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs

Cynthia Palmer Mason


The primary purpose of this manuscript is to examine the potential impact lead management principles can have on academic achievement when implemented in comprehensive school counseling programs. The core tenets of the basic program components of the American School Counselor Association’s National Model (ASCA) and also lead management principles are reviewed in terms of pertinent literature. This is followed by the current status of academic achievement in the United States. Lastly, specific emphasis will be placed on the potential impact lead management principles/concepts can have on academic achievement when applied to the three program components of the ASCA National Model that provide direct services to students.

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