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Welcome to the MA Model 3.0

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The MA Model 3.0 writing team is pleased to present the MA Model 3.0 document based on changes in the ASCA National Model 4th edition (2019), input from school counselors and our colleagues at DESE. MASCA thanks the volunteer MA Model Writing team, school counseling practitioners and counselor educators, who contributed time and expertise to develop the MA Model 3.0:   Dina Sibilia, Brenda Richardson, Christine Scafidi, Christine Shaw, Co-Chairs Cynthia Esielionis, Megan Bizarro and Co-Chair/Editor Helen O’Donnell.  Endorsed by both MA DESE and MA School Counselors Association's Governing Board, the MA Model 3.0: Framework for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, is an evolving document to guide professional best practice.  It was presented as a professional courtesy to the field in Spring of 2020 as a public domain resource.     

School Counselor Resources

 MA Model 3.0 Document

MA Accountability Report Card (MARC/MARC Jr.)

 Vision & Mission Statements ChartSchool Counseling Department Annual Calendars 

PD: Grad Courses, Resources, Webinars

CN MA Model Implementation Articles 2017-present  CN Career Corner ArticlesSchool Counseling Curriculum Maps 

Free Lesson Plans

In systematically delivering classroom instruction, School Counselors use planned lessons crafted to ensure students acquire the desired knowledge, skills, and attitudes suited to their developmental levels (ASCA, 2012).  School Counselors deliver K-12 standards-aligned Tier 1 lessons to all students.  Click on any of the Domain tabs to view listing of available free lesson plans. Please make a copy of any Lesson Plan you intend to use before making any changes.


Social Emotional Learning Resources
SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions (CASEL).  Explicit SEL instruction refers to consistent opportunities for students to cultivate, practice, and reflect on social and emotional competencies in ways that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive. These opportunities provide dedicated time to focus on social and emotional competencies.

The following provides school counselors and administrators with easy-to-use communications tools to increase student engagement and connect with families.


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MASCA deeply values its diverse membership and is fully committed to creating an organization where each individual is welcomed, included, respected and empowered.  No person will be excluded from MASCA on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or military status, or for any other discriminatory reason. These activities include, but are not limited to, appointment of its Governing Board, hiring or firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and the providing of services.  This policy is fundamental to the effective functioning of MASCA as an organization that supports counselors and promotes equity in our schools, districts and the Commonwealth.

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