GCPS counseling programs earn national designation

Six Gwinnett schools are set to be honored in July for their commitment to school counseling programs.

Half of those schools were recertified, but the other half are first-time recipients of the Recognized ASCA Model Program, or RAMP, designation. All the schools awarded the RAMP designation will be honored in Denver at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference.

The ASCA awards this designation to schools that are committed to delivering comprehensive data-driven school counseling programs. Since the program’s inception, more than 700 schools have received the RAMP designation. Gwinnett County Public Schools now has 28 schools who have received RAMP designation, and 10 have earned certification more than once.

The schools are Roberts Elementary School, Jones Middle School, North Gwinnett Middle School, Duluth High School, Parkview High School and Peachtree Ridge High School.