January 20, 2015
Sevier Middle School will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation for its outstanding school counseling program during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 30th.
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. More than 550 schools have received the RAMP designation since the program’s inception.
Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director and RAMP coordinator, said “This year’s recipients are to be commended for their dedication to serving all students and demonstrating how effective school counseling programs can make a difference in student’s lives.”
Ramp applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals, who assess a school counseling program in 12 different areas of program expertise.
School Counselors, Darcy Storm, Jami Crisman, and Tomiko Long spent more than a year working with students, staff, administration, and the community to evaluate the Sevier Comprehensive School Counseling Program and implement standards that are aligned with the national standards defined by ASCA.
“We believe that effective school counseling programs make a difference in the lives of children, said Darcy Storm, school counselor at Sevier. “We wanted to show our commitment and dedication to our students, colleagues, and counseling profession. The RAMP process provides a best practices model to monitor and adjust the effectiveness of our program.”
“Sevier Middle School is honored to be recognized and fully committed to a well-rounded, student focused approach to each of the activities that make school a safe, focused, and affirming place for young adolescents”, says Mrs. Kapp, Principal.
RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals, who assess a school counseling program in 12 different areas of program expertise.
The American School Counselor Association (www.schoolcounselor.org) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1952, ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they not only achieve success in school but are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The association provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to school counselors around the globe.
School Contact: Darcy Storm, Director of School Counseling, (864) 355-8203
ASCA Contact: Jill Cook, ASCA, (703) 683-2722, firstname.lastname@example.org