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Recognition Programs
ASCA offers a number of recognition programs designed to advance excellence in school counseling, support school counselors in their work and ensure students enjoy the benefits of a school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model. 
 
ASCA recognition programs include the following:
 
Recognized ASCA Model Program
The RAMP designation is awarded to schools that align with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizing schools committed to delivering a data-informed school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment.
 
ASCA-Certified School Counselor
The ASCA-Certified School Counselor (ACSC) certification demonstrates school counselor knowledge in designing, implementing and assessing a school counseling program. School counselors who hold the ACSC demonstrate their commitment to the highest levels of professionalism, ethical practice and continuing professional development in their school counseling practice.
 
School Counselor of the Year
The School Counselor of the Year award honors professionals who devote their careers to advocating for the nation’s students and addressing their academic and social/emotional development and college and career readiness needs. 
 
ASCA-Recognized School Counselor Preparation Program
College/university school counselor preparation programs may seek national recognition of their school counselor preparation program through the ASCA Specialized Professional Association (SPA) under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).