The question has been posed, "What do school counselors do?" The more important question is, "How are students different as a result of what school counselors do?" To help answer this question, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) created the ASCA National Model®, which is a framework for a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program.
Explore this Web site to learn more about the ASCA National Model, its component parts and how developing a school counseling program based on this framework can improve student achievement.
Five Bits of Advice for ASCA National Model Implementation
1: Remember, the purpose of the ASCA National Model is to do more school counseling.
2: Keep it simple.
3: The ASCA National Model is even more important when you have a large caseload.
4: The ASCA National Model gives you the tools to take things off your plate.
5: Take advantage of experts in your district.
If your school counseling program successfully answers the question, "How are students different as a result of what school counselors do?" then you're ready to show the world your program is "ramped up." Apply for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) today. Learn more.