Title 17. Education

Chapter 19. Guidance Counselors and Directors


17:3006      School guidance counselors; academic profiles; public high schools; required


A. Each school guidance counselor, or the counselor’s qualified designee, employed in a public high school shall complete an academic profile for each student in the ninth grade using an appropriate web-based student guidance system. 


B. The profile shall include but not be limited to the student’s academic and personal goals, planning for college, exploring careers, participation in extracurricular activities, and other skills and interests. 


C. All information contained in the profile also shall be included in the student’s individual graduation plan developed pursuant to R.S. 17:183.2 and 2925. 


D. (1) The counselor or his qualified designee shall involve the student and the student’s parent or legal guardian in completing the student’s profile and shall meet with the student and his parent or legal guardian to review and revise the profile accordingly each year that the student is enrolled in the school.


(2) During the meeting, the counselor or his qualified designee shall demonstrate how to access the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website information on high-demand, high-wage jobs, provide the link to the website, and provide the student a printed copy of the listing of the appropriate region’s top twenty high-demand, high-wage jobs. 


Added by Acts 2010, No. 704, § 1. Amended by Acts 2020, No. 238, § 1, eff. June 11, 2020.