Texas School Counselor Association

CREST

"Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas"

CREST - Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas


What is CREST?

Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) is sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) and awarded to school counseling programs that meet CREST requirements. CREST is a continuous improvement document that school counseling programs can use to demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to obtaining results. 

Why CREST?

Ask yourself, ?Why should our school counseling program pursue the CREST application process?
Benefits of CREST:

  • Advocate for your school counseling program and show how it supports student success
  • Document your school counseling program?s role in supporting student success
  • Show continuous improvement data for your counseling program
  • Highlight program successes for all stakeholders
  • Strengthen the campus counseling program by aligning it with the campus improvement plan
  • Reinforce the school counselor?s role in the academic, personal/social, and career development of students
  • Link your school counseling program to state, national, and legislative standards
  • Provide a tool for accountability
  • Receive recognition at the Texas School Counselor Association/Texas Counseling Association spring conferences
  • Receive a CREST banner for display on your campus

2021-2022 CREST Applications

Deadline: November 1st, 2021

The new CREST application and scoring rubric, which is now in line with the updated Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. 

Click the link below to view the application packet. The packet includes information about CREST and the application process.

CREST Winners

CREST Winning Schools 2020-2021

CREST Winning Schools 2019-2020

CREST Winning Schools 2018-2019

CREST Winning Schools 2016-2017

CREST Winning Schools 2015-2016

CREST Winning Schools 2014-2015