American Student Council Association

Building the Next Generation of Leaders.

Welcome to the American Student Council Association!

Founded in 1987, the American Student Council Association (ASCA) is a program of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) that recognizes and supports student councils for making a difference in their schools and communities through student leadership.

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Why Join?

Student Council helps to teach skills outside of the academic curriculum such as leadership, civic responsibility, and organization and planning. Student Council members can be positive role models for all students in the school. All students in the school benefit from school spirit events, fundraisers, and community engagement. Student Council helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teacher, principals, and district administration. Membership includes:

Become an ASCA Member

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1 Year Online Access

One year of online access to the website which includes guides for starting a council, student handouts, election information, sample documents, a project database, awards, and more.

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Apply to be a School of Excellence

Recognize your student council and school for outstanding participation in community service, student leadership, citizenship, and school spirit.

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Store Discounts

Great items for all of your council members.

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Get Noticed for Your Good Deeds

Your council could be featured on the website and in ASCA/NAESP publications!

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