• Comprehensive School Counseling Program

    The Loudoun County Public Schools Comprehensive School Counsel­ing Program, based on the American School Counselor Asso­ciation (ASCA) National Model, assists LCPS school counselors in evaluating how the school counseling program makes a difference for students. The framework outlines components into four quadrants or areas: Define, Manage, Deliver and Assess. These areas are integral to a school’s academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance and discipline. The model assists school counselors in shifting their emphasis from service-centered for some students to program-centered for every student. The model answers not only the question “What do school counselors do?” but, more importantly, “How are students different as a result of what counselors do?”

    The model ensures our programs are comprehensive in scope, results-oriented in design and developmental in nature; and requires school counselors to be proficient in retrieving school data, analyzing it to improve student success, and using it to ensure educational equity for all students. Additionally, LCPS school counselors provide services utilizing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) that includes an added mental health component. By collaborating with other professionals within their buildings, school counselors influence systemic change and serve as advocates for students and their counseling program by using communication, consulta­tion and leadership skills.

    School Counseling Services provides monthly training on these comprehensive components. Schools enter a journey by working on and building their comprehensive school counseling programs. While we know that every school may not achieve RAMP status, the expectation is that each school counseling department will earn a STAR that reflects the operation of a program.

    Loudoun County currently has eleven school counseling departments that are recipients of the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) National Award. This award recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program.

  • RAMP

    The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary comprehensive school counseling program. Honorees are awarded for aligning their program with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for comprehensive, data-driven school counseling.

    The model ensures our programs are comprehensive in scope, results-oriented in design and developmental in nature; and requires school counselors to be proficient in retrieving school data, analyzing it to improve student success, and using it to ensure educational equity for all students. Additionally, LCPS school counselors provide services utilizing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) that includes an added mental health component. By collaborating with other professionals within their buildings, school counselors influence systemic change and serve as advocates for students and their counseling program by using communication, consulta­tion and leadership skills.

  • Loudoun County Public Schools with the RAMP Designation

    Algonkian Elementary School (2015-2020)

    Broad Run High School (2019-2024)

    Dominion High School (2017-2022)

    Forest Grove Elementary School (2021-2026)

    Freedom High School (2021-2026)  

    John Champe High School (2016-2021)

    Little River Elementary School (2017-2022)

    River Bend Middle School (2020-2025)

    Sanders Corner Elementary School (2015-2020)

    Stone Hill Middle School (2018-2023)

    Trailside Middle School (2019-2024)

  • The RAMP designation is valid for 5 years (3 years prior to 2016). At the end of the last award year, schools may wish to apply for the Re-RAMP award (also valid for 5 years). 

Last Modified on January 3, 2023