The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) recently announced schools that became Recognized ASCA Model Programs (RAMP) Schools in 2021.
The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools committed to delivering a data-informed school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Since the program’s inception, more than 1,100 schools have been designated as RAMP recipients.
This year, 139 schools in 27 states received the RAMP designation. These schools will be honored during a special ceremony at ASCA’s Annual Conference for making an exemplary commitment to their school counseling programs.
Nineteen schools, in California, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin, will receive the RAMP School of Distinction award, honoring schools with exceptionally high-caliber school counseling programs based on rankings determined by a panel of RAMP reviewers. RAMP-designated schools are now in 47 states across the country. The RAMP designation is good for five years, after which time schools must reapply to maintain their RAMP status. This year, 26 schools earned Re-RAMP status, three of them for a fourth time.
The 2021 Georgia RAMP schools are:
Alan C. Pope High School (Re-RAMP)
Alexander High School (School of Distinction)
Berkeley Lake Elementary School (Re-RAMP)
Chapel Hill High School
East Cobb Middle School
Esther Jackson Elementary School (Re-RAMP)
Factory Shoals Middle School
King Springs Elementary School
Lindley Sixth Grade Academy (School of Distinction)
Lovinggood Middle School (Re-RAMP)
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (School of Distinction)
Marietta Middle School
McCleskey Middle School (Re-RAMP) (School of Distinction)
Newnan High School
Summit Hill Elementary School (Re-RAMP)
Willis A. Sutton Middle School
RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals who assess the school counseling programs in different areas of expertise. For more information on the program, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/ramp.
A full list of 2021 U.S. RAMP recipients can be found here.