GHS Counseling Earns Top National Honor
Posted on 03/01/2021

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has announced Grapevine High School as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). Since its inception in 2004, this incredibly prestigious honor has been earned previously by just seven Texas high schools.

The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. “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.”

“The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” outlines the components of a school counseling program that is integral to the school’s academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance and discipline.

The ASCA National Model guides school counselors in the development of school counseling programs that:

  • are based on data-informed decision making
  • are delivered to all students systematically
  • include a developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on the mindsets and behaviors all students need for postsecondary readiness and success
  • close achievement and opportunity gaps
  • result in improved student achievement, attendance and discipline

Research findings indicate fully implemented school counseling programs are associated with a range of positive student educational and behavioral outcomes.

Explore the ASCA National Model website to learn more about the ASCA National Model, its component parts and how developing a school counseling program based on this framework can improve student achievement.