North Named A “RAMP” School by ASCA


Our counseling program here at North is one of the top programs in the state. Recently, our counselors have been working exceptionally hard to become recognized by ASCA (American School Counselor Association) as a model program or RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) school. It is a difficult and arduous process to obtain status as a RAMP school, and in fact, North is one of only 16 high schools in the state ever to receive the award.  So what does it mean to be a RAMP school?

Kathy Wigley says, “It means we focus on all the areas of counseling: social, emotional, academic and career. We do small groups, class guidance, individual counseling, etc.” Wigly says that a lot of effort was put into the process. Becoming a RAMP school is the culmination of three years of collecting and analyzing data, making changes, and bettering the counseling at the school.

Wigly also adds that “the counselors are very grateful for the help and support we receive from our teachers and administrators.” She claimed, “Without their support, it would be impossible for us to have a RAMP program.” This award is good for three years, and the counselors will be continuing their hard work to renew it when the time rolls around. All of the counselors have been working very hard and are proud of their accomplishment.