Counselor Academy – El Paso

Poised to Lead: Professional School Counselor Academy (El Paso)

The Professional School Counselor Academy at El Paso is an extended professional development program conducted in three phases. Applicants must be committed to participating in all three phases:

Phase 1: Counselor Academy Fall Symposium | December 12-13 | El Paso, TX
Two-day symposium that provides participants with a strong foundation for understanding and implementing current counseling policies and procedures.

Phase 2: Spring Semester Development Activities | Spring Semester 2018
Online modules, action-learning projects, and other instructional resources provide participants opportunities to apply what they learn to real situations.

Phase 3: Counselor Academy Summer Symposium | May 22-23, 2018 | El Paso, TX
The Professional School Counselor Academy concludes with a Summer Symposium where participants share promising practices and lessons learned, as well as gain additional information on how to be effective counseling leaders.

Academy Location:
Education Service Center- Region 19
6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX 79925

Applications are due by Wednesday, December 6, 2017 for local applicants and November 26, 2017 for anyone traveling in from out of the Region 19 area. The online application form is available at this link,

Hotel Arrangements
Holiday Inn El Paso
6351 Gateway West
El Paso, TX 79925
Hotel rooms will be available on December 11 and December 12 for Phase I.
Hotel rooms will be available on May 21 and May 22 for Phase III.

Academy Participation Fee – $175
The Professional School Counselor Academy is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and implemented by Texas Tech University. If accepted, applicants pay a nominal fee of $175 to participate in all three phases of the Professional School Counselor Academy.

Fee covers instructional programming and materials for all three phases, plus:

  • Opportunity to network with Texas Education Agency and Education Service Center staff
  • Opportunity to network with professional school counselors from across the state
  • Opportunity to earn more than 20 CPEs
  • Lodging at Symposium hotel for Phases I and III
  • Working lunches during the Symposiums

Applicants will be invoiced for the $175 participation fee upon acceptance into the Professional School Counselor Academy. Payment will be due within 30 days of acceptance.