RAMP Up Your School Counseling Program
Are a number of schools in your district close to or interested in applying for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP)? Bring daylong training to your location, and help your schools learn what they need to do to put it all together and apply for RAMP.
Based on the ASCA National Model, RAMP is a recognition program for individual schools, not districts or school counselors. Applying for RAMP helps schools evaluate their school counseling program, discover areas for improvement and enhance the program’s efforts to contribute to student success.
The RAMP application process should be the culmination of the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program, which typically takes three-five years to implement. Once a school has a program in place, it will need at least one entire academic year to collect the data and information needed to fulfill the RAMP application requirements. Your trainer will guide you through the application requirements and process. You’ll gather tips and suggestions about how to approach the process and collect data and how to submit your school counseling program through the online submission portal.
After attending this hands-on workshop, participants should be able to:
- Explain the 10 components of the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application
- Examine their school counseling program to assess if it's RAMP-ready
- Communicate the benefits of achieving RAMP status to the school counseling program, the school and/or district
- Break down the RAMP application process into manageable pieces
- Explain the scoring rubric, and know what the RAMP reviewers look for in an application.
- Utilize online resources ASCA has available for completing the RAMP application
- Evaluate a sample completed application, and recognize how to apply it to your application
- Navigate the online submission portal
Schedule: Full-day training; 0.6 CEUs available to attendees
To bring this professional development workshop to your district, e-mail Jennifer Walsh.
The workshop may be adjusted to some extent based on participants’ needs and progress. Taking this training is not a guarantee that schools will receive RAMP status. *In circumstances requiring extensive travel arrangements, additional fees may apply. Training fee does not include the RAMP application fee ($250 per school with an ASCA member on staff; $500 per school without an ASCA member).