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Comprehensive Districtwide Training and ASCA National Model Implementation
School counseling is an integral component of student success. An effective school counseling program helps school counselors ensure all students have access to a developmental curriculum for academic achievement, career development and social/emotional well-being that will lead to improved student outcomes for college and career readiness.
 
In working toward this goal, ASCA offers a districtwide ASCA National Model training and implementation program for all district school counselors to include consultation, professional development, program implementation and districtwide program evaluation and improvement of a comprehensive school counseling program. The training consists of six full-day workshops presented over the course of two school years and is designed to specifically meet the district’s unique needs based on school-specific data.
 
Additionally, ASCA provides the district with its own version of the ASCA National Model portal, where individual schools upload assignments for review. Each school will receive feedback on submitted items, including strengths and areas for improvement, before the next training session. District-level staff will have the capability to access all school documents. At the end of the two-year period, ASCA provides the district with a report of the results of school counseling implementation, focusing on student outcomes and changes in school data over the two-year period.
 
Should a school wish to apply for RAMP, the portal has the capability to submit applications seamlessly to ASCA for the RAMP award process. District staff will have the ability to review any applications before submission, and when approved by the district, the application can be submitted by district-level staff with the push of a button.
 
Expected outcomes:
  • 100 percent of the district’s schools will document a fully implemented school counseling program at the end of the two-year period.
  • 100 percent of the district’s school counselors will demonstrate results of the school counseling program on student achievement, attendance and/or behavior.
  • District administrators will be able to articulate results of the school counseling program for all students.
  • 10 percent–15 percent of the district’s schools will submit a RAMP application for within four years.
Find an outline of the two-year training program here. Please note, the schedule may be adjusted based on participants’ needs and progress. Assignments listed below are written for the school rather than an individual except where noted. 

To bring this professional development workshop to your district, e-mail Jennifer Walsh