ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The Brea Olinda High School Guidance Department will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in New Orleans, La. The schools will be honored on July 11 for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs.
The RAMP designation, awarded to schools that align with the criteria set in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. More than 600 schools have been designated as RAMP since the program’s inception.
Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director and RAMP coordinator, said this year’s recipients are to be commended for their dedication to serving all students and demonstrating how effective school counseling programs can make a difference in students’ lives.
“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” Cook said. “This designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to continue to strive for excellence.”
This is the fifth consecutive 3-year RAMP recognition for the BOHS Guidance Department since 2003. With this latest recognition, the BOHS Guidance Department is currently the only high school in the nation to be honored as a Recognized ASCA Model Program five times.
“The Brea Olinda High School (BOHS) community is so proud of the services provided by our Guidance Department and we salute them for their well-deserved recognition,” said Brea Olinda High School Principal Jerry Halpin. “BOHS counselors strive to improve services every day for students, staff, and the community--being recognized as the only high school in the country with this recognition for a fifth time is truly remarkable!”
RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals who assess school counseling program in 12 different areas of program expertise.
The American School Counselor Association (www.schoolcounselor.org) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1952, ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they not only achieve success in school but are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The association provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to school counselors around the globe.
Brea Olinda High School (BOHS) is the only comprehensive high school in the Brea Olinda Unified School District and serves the community of Brea. Home to approximately 1850 students, the school celebrates its diverse student body. BOHS is known for excellence in academics, activities, arts, and athletics. BOHS was one of only three schools in Orange County to be recognized as a 2011 California Distinguished School for consistently meeting federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) growth targets.