A strong school counseling Service benefits from an advisory council that is representative of the school community and is driven by clear goals and objectives. Advisory councils consist of a group of stakeholders selected to support the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling Service that reaches all students and supports your school’s mission. It is recommended that the Advisory Council meet twice a year. The ASCA National Model ® (4th 23 Ed.) provides a detailed breakdown of key components for school counselors to consider when creating a productive advisory council. These key components include: goals and objectives, representation, size, appropriate candidates, chairperson, terms of membership, agenda and minutes, the purpose of the first meeting, and the focus of additional meetings. Advisory Council connection to EST, LCAS, etc. is recommended for alignment of goals.