Two School Counseling Programs Awarded RAMP Designation

News Release
April 16, 2019

Two 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 2019 for successfully demonstrating how their comprehensive school counseling programs benefit all students.

 
School counseling programs that received the RAMP designation are Lee High School and Montrose Alternative Learning Center. The schools will be recognized at the ASCA national conference in Boston in June. 


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, 26 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. 

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Note:  For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.