Fast forward three years and we have had to work extra hard updating our school counseling program and learning the third edition of the Model. My part-time counselor and I collected our data during the 2012-13 school year and actually got the first 7 components written before school was out. The rest of the summer I will be writing the remaining components.
It is our intention to apply to Re-RAMP in October 2013. As an elementary counselor RAMP is a big job for a single full-time counselor. It takes a huge motivation to apply for RAMP. I knew our school counseling program was strong and thought RAMP would be a great professional development experience. It was, I learned a lot and our school program got better. Take the School Counseling Program Assessment in the Model handbook to see if your program is RAMP ready.
I am going to write a series of RAMP posts to hopefully guide other elementary counselors who are thinking about applying for RAMP.