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School Counselor Corps Grant Program

Announcement: SCCG 2024 Application is open!

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The Cohort 14 School Counselor Corps Grant (SCCG) Request for Application (RFA) opened on Wednesday, January 17, 2024!

  • The Intent to Apply is due February 29, 2024 

  • The completed RFA is due March 7, 2024

View application details on the SCCG funding webpage.

The PWR of the School Counselor Corps Grant

Colorado's School Counselor Corps Grant Program is a state funded, competitive, four-year grant that is designed to distribute funds to eligible education providers pursuant to the requirements of the SCCGP, C.R.S. 22-91-101 through 22-91-105

The goals of the program are to:

  • Increase the availability of effective school-based counseling to help increase the state graduation rate and increase the percentage of students who appropriately prepare for, apply to, and continue into postsecondary education; and

  • Support work-based learning awareness, education, and opportunities.

Comprehensive School Counseling through SCCG:

  • The SCCG program focuses efforts on hiring licensed school counselors to develop and implement data-driven programming that supports students':

    • Academic

    • Career

    • Personal/social needs 

  • Through decreased student-to-school-counselor ratios, enhanced partnerships, and increased postsecondary preparation programming, the SCCG program facilitates:

    • Closing the achievement gap

    •  Improving student outcomes in attendance, academic performance, and postsecondary success.

  • Colorado's licensed school counselors hold a master's or higher degree in School Counseling.  View details about the Special Services Endorsement in School Counseling.  


What's New?

Webinar #4
March 6, 2024, from 8-10 AM

Cohort 13 Register Here

Webinar #5
May 1, 2024, from 8-10 AM

Cohort 13 Register Here

Optional Community Time
April 15, 2024, from 10-11 AM

Cohorts 10, 11, 12 Register Here

Annual Report on the School Counselor Corps Grant

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CDE collaborated with University of Denver's Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab to release the 2022 SCCGP Legislative Report (PDF) to describe outcomes of the SCCG Cohort 7 at the close of the four-year grant period. 

Takeways include:

  • The four-year high school graduation rate increased by 6.3 percentage points in non-AEC grantee schools, compared to an increase of 1.2 percentage points by non-AEC schools statewide.
  • The dropout rate for non-AEC grantee schools decreased by 0.4 percentage points, a greater improvement than the state average, which decreased by 0.3 percentage points in the same time frame.
  • Non-AEC grantee concurrent enrollment participation increased by 15.7% at the end of the grant cycle, with an early-pandemic peak (32.4% increase) that was even more substantial.
  • Over 1,000 grantee students participated in college visits in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Cohort 7 schools added the equivalent of 25 full-time, certified school counselors, bringing the average student-to-counselor ratio down to 221:1 for grantees.
  • Over 17,000 hours of professional development were completed by team members in the 2020-21 academic year.

Annual SCCG Report Archives


School Counselor Corps Grant Program

2011-2023

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Contact

Brooke Morgan, School Counseling Specialist 

(303) 923-0966 | Morgan_B@cde.state.co.us 
 

Jennicca Mabe, School Counseling Specialist 

(303) 923-0974 | Mabe_J@cde.state.co.us