Charles N. Scott Middle School Awarded ASCA RAMP Designation

Charles N. Scott Middle School Awarded ASCA RAMP Designation

Charles N. Scott Middle School in Hammond has been identified by The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).

The RAMP designation recognizes schools committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. Honorees are awarded for aligning their program with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for a data-informed school counseling program. The Scott Middle School counseling team is the first in SCH to achieve RAMP certification status.

“So much work went into this application process, and we are very grateful to a district and an administration who believe in the value that a comprehensive school counseling program can bring to our students and to our community,” said Scott 6th and 8th Grade Lead School Counselor Lydia McNeiley.

Since the program’s inception, more than 900 schools earned the RAMP designation. Research findings indicate fully implemented school counseling programs are associated with a range of positive student educational and behavioral outcomes.
“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director. “These schools used data to drive their program development and implementation so all students can achieve success. The RAMP designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to strive for excellence.”

Scott Middle School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Las Vegas on July 13. RAMP applications are reviewed once a year. The next submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2021. For more information on the program, visit