Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018
Mauldin Elementary Earns RAMP Designation for School Counseling
Mauldin Elementary has earned the Recognized American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Model Program (RAMP) designation for their outstanding school counseling programs. The RAMP designation, awarded to schools whose counseling programs 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 creating an exemplary educational environment. Mauldin Elementary joins Bell’s Crossing Elementary, Paris Elementary, Sevier Middle, Simpsonville Elementary, Wade Hampton High, Welcome Elementary, and Woodland Elementary in receiving the prestigious RAMP designation.
Mauldin Elementary School’s counseling program embraces the Seven Habits of Happy Kids Program, also known as The Leader in Me. This program teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.
Conflict resolution small groups have allowed girls to learn skills that enable them to resolve conflict on their own and develop their social and emotional skills. This small-group approach has improved behavior by 91 percent.
To provide assistance for students who are behind in coursework, school counselors have implemented academic small groups for third through fifth graders. Students meet with counselors before the instructional day begins to receive academic assistance, with the goal of improving MAP skills.
Mauldin Elementary has also implemented a mentoring program for identified at-risk students to partner with a caring community member for academic and social support.
Mauldin Elementary will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Los Angeles, California on Monday, July 16, 2018, for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs.