School Counselors

Point of Contact

Each school is assigned a program manager as its point of contact. The program manager will respond to any questions counselors have about ACCESS. These experts will provide onsite training for school personnel, students, and parents. To schedule time with your point of contact program manager, please contact the ACCESS Support Center for more information.


Counselors should refer to the ACCESS policy manual for more information. The major responsibilities of the counselor are as follows:

  • Attend training provided by the regional support center
  • Provide information regarding ACCESS courses to students and parents
  • Ensure that students meet prerequisite requirements and possess necessary skills prior to registering them for ACCESS courses
  • Provide, within one week of enrollment in an ACCESS course, a list of students who are to receive special services to the respective support centers. It is imperative that the list and a copy of each student’s individualized plan is received promptly to ensure student success
  • Use the ACCESS student registration system to register students for ACCESS courses taught via videoconferencing instruction and web-based instruction and to withdraw them from such courses as needed
  • Report technical issues with student registration to the school system technology coordinator and appropriate support center staff/personnel
  • Notify the school administrator and the school system technology coordinator of software downloads needed for specific students and courses