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ASCA Announces West Lake Middle School as a 2017 RAMP School


For immediate release – April 18, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce West Lake Middle School in Apex, NC as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) school. The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Since the program’s inception, over 700 schools have been designated as RAMP recipients.


“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director. “These schools used data to drive their program development and implementation so all students can achieve success. RAMP designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to strive for excellence.”


West Lake Middle School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Denver, Colo. on Monday, July 10, 2017, for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs.


RAMP applications are reviewed by teams of school counseling professionals. The next submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2017. For more information on the program, visit

About the American School Counselor Association

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) professional organization based in Alexandria, Va. ASCA promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. Founded in 1952, ASCA, the school counseling division of the American Counseling Association, has a network of 50 state associations and a membership of 32,000 school counseling professionals. For additional information on the American School Counselor Association, visit