KANELAND—Kaneland High School is currently undergoing the application process for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). RAMP takes national standards for school counseling and puts standards for student academics, career and personal social development.
“Just going through the process is beneficial. It helps create mission statements, goals, philosophies, date and a developmental plan for counseling,” said Guidance Director Cynthia Violett.
Key elements to RAMP include program goals, including new smart goals, a master calendar for the student services department, a classroom guidance curriculum, forming an advisory council, a mission statement, small groups and a management agreement.
Currently, only six schools in Illinois have completed the certification process. Kaneland High School will submit their first program review in the fall of 2013, and likely will be certified in 2014.