Thinking About RAMP
Drive your school counseling program to the next level. Show your administrators, school board and the community at large that you're committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program by becoming a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).
How Do I Know If I'm Ready? Download the program assessment tool to see if you've got a true data-informed school counseling program (third edition or fourth edition).
What's Involved in Applying? Learn about the full application process (third edition or fourth edition). The RAMP application isn't something your team starts and finishes in a single weekend but rather the culmination of a full year's work. See a suggested monthly checklist (third edition or fourth edition) to get a feel for the process.
I Need More Help: Team up with a RAMP coach for extra help in applying for RAMP. A RAMP coach works with your team throughout the year online to help you through the whole process. Learn more about hiring a coach. Or, if numerous schools in your district are working toward RAMP at the same time, consider on-site training.
I Don't Think My Program is Ready; How Do I Improve It? Need more help developing your program? Read "The ASCA National Model, fourth edition" and "The ASCA National Model Implementation Guide, second edition." For more help with data collection and analysis, consult "Making DATA Work."
There are also a wealth of webinars and videos about the 12 individual RAMP sections and the benefits of being a RAMP school available on ASCA On Air.