School of the arts counseling fall advisory council meeting School Year: 2013-2014 Presenter: Marcellus J. Holt
2013-2014Council Members Gretchen Looney, Assistant Principal Ruth Passarello, English Teacher Jessica Patterson, Parent Tamara Scott, Business Partner & PTSA President Eyamba Williams, School Counselor Marcellus J. Holt, Director of School Counseling Frances Ridgell, Middle School Counselor Diane Hansford, School Counselor/Testing Coordinator Carmella Elliot, School Counselor Intern Adrian Bosier, Middle School Student Miles Count, High School Student
Purpose of Council • Developed to advise and assist the school counseling program • Comprised of key stakeholders • Ensures accountability
The American School Counseling Association National Model • Encompasses 3 domains: • Academic • Career • Personal/Social
ASCA National Program Model • Provides a foundation for school counseling programs • Describes our delivery system • School Counseling Curriculum • Individual Student Planning • Responsive Services • Indirect Services • Incorporates a management system • Ensures accountability
RAMP IT UP!!!!! • Is based on the ASCA National Model. • Is a recognition program for individual schools, not districts or school counselors. • Gives you the confidence that your program aligns with a nationally accepted and recognized model. • Helps you evaluate your program and areas for improvement. • Increases your skills and knowledge. • Enhances your program's efforts to contribute to student success.
RAMP Components 1. Vision 2. Mission Statement 3 School Counseling Program Goals 4. Student Standards 5. Annual Agreement 6. Advisory Council 7. Calendars 8. Core Curriculum: Action Plan and Lessons 9. Core Curriculum: Results Report 10. Small-Group Responsive Services 11. Closing-the-Gap Results Report 12. Program Evaluation Reflection
Counseling Program Goals 2013-2014 • 1.) To increase the graduation rate from 96.9% to 97.6 % (one more student) • 2.) To reduce the amount of freshman failures for 2013-2014 school year from 4.6% to 2.8% - a 1.5% decrease in the failure rate. • 3.) 100% of 8th grade students will choose a career goal during their Individual Graduation Plan meeting with their middle school counselor.
New Initiatives- Social Media & School Counseling Website • School Website • Bully Box • RAMP
Looking Ahead............... • Next meeting TBA (spring semester) • Review goals • Discuss results of action plans • Discuss results of small groups • Make recommendations