Congratulations to Sawyer and Sunrise Schools for becoming a
Recognized Model School Counseling Program
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has recognized two Sturgeon Bay public schools for their model school counseling programs. Sawyer and Sunrise Elementary Schools have been designated Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) recipients for the 2010-11 school year. The schools will be recognized during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association?s (ASCA) annual conference in Seattle on June 27, 2011.
The RAMP designation, awarded to schools that 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 an exemplary educational environment. School counselors submit evidence of the impact their program has on support of student achievement, connection to the mission and goals of the school, use of data to drive decisions, and collaboration with stakeholders (parents, students, and administrators) to receive input and evaluate their school counseling program?s effectiveness. RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals and the designation is held for three years.
T.J. Walker Middle School was also honored with this recognition for the 2009-10 school year. Sawyer, Sunrise, and T.J. Walker are the only 3 schools to receive this award in Wisconsin. Nationally, 389 schools have achieved this recognition in 32 states.
The American School Counselor Association (www.schoolcounselor.org) is a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1952, ASCA supports school counselors? efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career 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 28,000 professional school counselors around the globe.