Sunday, November 20, 2011

Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP)

Are you working to move your counseling program to the next level? Are you committed to delivering a comprehensive and data-driven school counseling program? If your program successfully answers the question, "How are students different because of what school counselors do?" then you're ready to show the world that your program is "ramped up."
My school counseling program was the first one is our county to RAMP (2011). My state SCA paid my application fee because I was a member and asked for support. My school division is asking all counseling departments to seek RAMP designation within 5 years. Based on the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, the RAMP designation:
• Gives you the confidence that your program aligns with a nationally accepted and recognized model
• Helps you evaluate your program and identify areas for improvement
• Increases your skills and knowledge of school counseling
• Enhances your program’s efforts toward academic achievement and student success
• Identifies your school as an exemplary educational environment
RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals and the designation is held for three years. If you want to learn more about the RAMP process go to

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