Six School Counseling Programs Awarded 2021 RAMP Designation
Six Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) school counseling programs have been recognized by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as model programs and were awarded the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation for 2021 for successfully demonstrating how their comprehensive school counseling programs benefit all students.
School counseling programs that received the RAMP designation are Fairfax High School, Glasgow Middle School, the middle school program at Lake Braddock Secondary School, Poe Middle School, Rocky Run Middle School, and Sandburg Middle School.
The RAMP designation, awarded to schools that align with the criteria set in the ASCA national model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. School counselors submit evidence of the impact their program has on support of student achievement, connection to the mission and goals of the school, use of data to drive decisions, and collaboration with stakeholders (parents, students, and administrators) to receive input and evaluate their school counseling program’s effectiveness. RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals and the designation is held for five years.
Currently, 21 FCPS school counseling programs have active RAMP certification.
All FCPS school counseling programs implement a data-driven comprehensive model that helps ensure equity and access for all students and focuses on closing the achievement gap.