Recognized ASCA Model Program
The Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) recognizes schools committed to delivering school counseling programs aligned with the ASCA National Model framework. The RAMP designation demonstrates to administrators, school boards, families and the community at large that the schools are committed to supporting the mission of the school and district. To date, approximately 1,300 schools have earned the RAMP designation. View current RAMP schools here. See the Class of 2023 RAMP schools by the numbers.
The RAMP application process is the culmination of successfully implementing the ASCA National Model framework to show evidence of direct and indirect services to students, program planning and improved student outcomes in the school counseling program.
Schools considering seeking the RAMP designation are encouraged to review the program assessment tool to determine whether your school counseling program is aligned with the ASCA National Model and to determine when to apply. Schools will need at least one entire academic year to collect the data and information needed to fulfill the RAMP application requirements.
The RAMP designation lasts for five years. Schools are encouraged to maintain their RAMP status by submitting a successful application at the end of their fourth year (Re-RAMP).
Applications are due Oct. 15.
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As ASCA continues to refine the RAMP application and scoring experience, ASCA has temporarily paused the School of Distinction designation for schools earning 58 or higher, effective beginning with the October 2023 application period. This pause does not impact the benefits RAMP recipients receive. We look forward to receiving and reviewing future applications. Thank you for your support of this national recognition program.