Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce Woodland Elementary School as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).
The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. Honorees are awarded for aligning their program with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for a data-informed school counseling program. Since the program’s inception, more than 900 schools earned the RAMP designation. Research findings indicate fully implemented school counseling programs are associated with a range of positive student educational and behavioral outcomes.
“By having a nationally-aligned program we are able to provide services to meet the needs of the whole child. At Woodland Elementary we provide strategies that address academic perseverance, behaviors and performance with also providing students with social-emotional learning,” said School Counselor Elizabeth All.
“We have found that helping students develop both academic and social-emotional learning skills are needed for the student to be fully engaged and thrive in the learning environment. Our mission is to develop a safe, positive, student-centered environment for all students while seeking to develop productive and responsible leaders for our world,” added Anne McWhorter, also a school counselor at Woodland.
“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director. “These schools used data to drive their program development and implementation so all students can achieve success. The RAMP designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to strive for excellence.”
Woodland Elementary will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev., on July 13, 2021.
RAMP applications are reviewed once a year. The next submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2021. For more information on the program, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/ramp.