Madison Elementary School is being recognized for having one of the top counseling programs of any school in the nation.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) announced that Madison is being honored as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP), their top recognition for school counseling programs.
“Our counseling program is the heart of our school,” said principal Jennifer Krieger. “From improvements in our behavior data to our engaged students, staff and community to so much more, it is due in large part thanks to this programming.”
The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. Honorees are awarded for aligning their program with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for a data-informed school counseling program. Since the program’s inception, only 900 schools across the nation have earned the RAMP designation. Research findings indicate fully implemented school counseling programs are associated with a range of positive student educational and behavioral outcomes.
“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director. “These schools used data to drive their program development and implementation so all students can achieve success. The RAMP designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to strive for excellence.”
Sarah Majoros is the counselor at Madison Elementary School. She is no newcomer to having her good work recognized. In 2014 she was named the Iowa Elementary School Counselor of the Year.
“She’s literally magic,” noted principal Krieger.
Madison Elementary School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Las Vegas, NV on July 13, 2021.