Maine Comprehensive School Counseling Program Model
MESCA advocates for the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program in every Maine school.
MESCA YouTube Channel
Check out our new MESCA Minute videos on YouTube.
Our National Organization
The American School Counselor Association supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 33,000 professional school counselors around the globe.
RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program)
Apply for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation from the American School Counselor Association and show your administrators, school board, and the community at large that you are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program.
Reach Higher Maine Webinar Series
Reach Higher Maine has developed a series of free webinars designed to help support school counselors in their work exposing students to career and college opportunities. Webinars are recorded and then posted to the Reach Higher Maine Google Classroom where the webinar can be viewed, handouts can be accessed and participants can ask/answer questions and post best practices. The series is intended to provide free resources as well as provide documentation for professional development contact hours.
Please visit the Reach Higher Maine Google Classroom by going to https://classroom.google.com/ and using the join code 1bs991n. Note: You must be logged into a Gmail (@gmail.com) email account to enter the Google Classroom.
Webinar: It’s Never Too Early: Resources for Higher Education Planning
August 23, 2019
The earlier a family starts saving for college the more options the student will have when planning for life after high school. Join us for this myth busting session where we’ll talk about how saving, even small amounts, can have a big impact on increasing options and reducing student loan debt. We’ll also share information about grants that are available to help Maine residents save for college as well as free resources available to schools to support families and promote starting early.
Presenter: Mila Tappan, College Access and Outreach Manager, FAME
ASCA members are invited to participate in the SCENE, an online professional networking site. Share your experiences with others in the field, get help with your problems or concerns, gather advice on new products and programs and much more.
Teacher.org is a website for teachers by teachers. Our mission is to inform, empower, and encourage aspiring, new, and veteran teachers.
The College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.
The Empowerment Model for Stress Resilience developed by Chandler Bay Resources, empowers people to understand the difference between “healthy” verses “unhealthy” stress reactions and the negative health consequences resulting from chronic stress.
Fame Education is here to help all Mainers meet their education goals. We provide a combination of programs and services to help make higher education a reality.
The Trauma Informed Readiness and Response Workshop Take Home Sessions Brain 101 is available as a 40 minute remote presentation by Bear Shea from the Maine Department of Education.
School Counseling Guidance (as of March 26, 202) by the Maine Department of Education.
Grief and crisis resources:
Become a Member of MESCA!
Are you a dues-paying member of the Maine School Counselor Association? What are you waiting for? It’s worth every penny! MESCA members enjoy the support of peers from around the state, a members-only newsletter, professional development opportunities, discounts on conferences, and more.