ABSTRACT

Chapter 10 provides the tools to bring together many of the keys points in this book. It begins by providing a strong rationale for a comprehensive approach to school counseling and an overview to RAMP. Many benefits of pursuing RAMP certification are highlighted and resources for building a RAMP program are detailed. A clear description of the RAMP process is provided, including developing a vision, mission statement, and program goals for an effective and comprehensive school counseling program tied to the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success standards. The chapter includes examples and rationale for program components such as an annual agreement, including advice for developing an advisory council and planning calendars. New school counselors will find the planning tools for the Classroom Core Curriculum: Action Plan and Lessons, and the Closing the GAP Results Report particularly helpful. Additional aids for planning a Small-Group Responsive Services program, Closing-the-Gap Results Report and Program Evaluation Reflection round out this important chapter.