Association Honors Franklin Middle School

Association Honors Franklin Middle School

— Franklin Middle School will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Philadelphia on July 2 for establishing an outstanding school counseling program.

The RAMP designation, awarded to schools whose counseling programs align with the criteria set in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and creating an exemplary educational environment. More than 450 schools have received the RAMP designation since the program’s inception.

Richard Wong, ASCA’s executive director, said this year’s recipients are to be commended for their dedication to serving all students and demonstrating how effective school counseling programs can make a difference in students’ lives. RAMP applications are reviewed by a panel of school counseling professionals. The next submission deadline is Oct. 15. For more information on the program, visit

The American School Counselor Association is a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria. Founded in 1952, ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they not only achieve success in school but are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.