Ridgeview Junior High in Pickerington will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Associations annual conference in Minneapolis.
On June 25, Ridgeviews school counselors, Eileen McGarvey and Kris Owen, will be honored for establishing an outstanding school counseling program.
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. Only 400 schools in the nation have received the RAMP designation since the programs inception in 2004. Ridgeview is only the fifth school in the state to have received this award.
For more information on the program, visit www.ascanationalmodel.org/ramp.
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 30,000 professional school counselors around the globe.