Six Gwinnett County public schools have been recognized for their commitment to their school counseling programs. Roberts Elementary School, Jones Middle School, North Gwinnett Middle School, Duluth High School, Parkview High School, and Peachtree Ridge High School have been awarded the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation. Duluth High School, Parkview High School, and North Gwinnett Middle School are first-time recipients while Roberts Elementary School, Jones Middle School, and Peachtree Ridge High School had their designations re-certified.
Dianne Thompson, Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Director of Advisement and Counseling says the designations are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the district’s counselors and administrators.
“It is a rigorous process, to say the least, and it takes commitment to earn and maintain the designation. Garnering the RAMP designation shows that the counselors have gone above and beyond what they are required to do… it means you are the ‘best of the best” and can clearly answer the question, ‘How are students different as a result of what school counselors do,’” Thompson said.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) awards this designation to schools that are committed to delivering comprehensive data-driven school counseling programs. Since the program’s inception, more than 700 schools have received the RAMP designation. Gwinnett County Public Schools now has 28 schools who have received RAMP designation, 10 of which have earned certification more than once.
All the schools awarded the RAMP designation will be honored Monday, July 10 in Denver, Colo. at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference.