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Due to Popular Demand
NYSSCA will be offering FOUR RAMP Camps this summer.

Thursday, July 20, 2017, Jefferson County CC, Watertown
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Farmingdale College, Long Island
Friday, July 28, 2017, OCM BOCES, Liverpool
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Newburgh

RAMP Camp Flyer/Registration Form HERE

ONLINE Registration HERE (easiest way to register)

The RAMP designation is based on
“The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs,”
third edition
“RAMP” stands for Recognized ASCA Model Program. The ASCA Model provides the comprehensive school counseling program standards upon which the proposed NYSED part 100.2(j) revised regulations are based. A RAMP designation would indicate that a school has produced and implemented a standards-based program that meets or exceed the rigorous national standards. Currently, only two schools in NYS have achieved this designation.

NYSSCA’s purpose in bringing the RAMP Camp is to train School Counselors and leaders on the national standards and to help us evaluate our existing guidance plans, identify areas of strength and weakness, and generate some goals for bringing our programs closer to the national standards and, perhaps eventually, RAMP recognition.  We are hoping that our administrators will see value in the program and support not only our attendance at the RAMP event but also the ongoing process of bringing our guidance programs up to national standards.

If you or any of the administrators are looking for additional information about ASCA standards or the RAMP designation, these links will be helpful:

ASCA National Model Executive Summary:

Detailed RAMP information:

Please send questions to



Previous Events

NYSSBA Webinar available to NYSSCA Members:

On June 17th, 2015, the NYS School Boards Association hosted a webinar:  Big Changes for School Guidance Counseling – The Impact of NewRegulations, presented by Gloria Jean, NYSSCA President 2014-15.  During this webinar, Gloria provided an overview of the proposed NYSED Commissioner’s Regulation changes regarding Part 100.2(j) Guidance Programs as well as the American School Counselor Association National Model framework the revision is based on.

NYSSBA has generously provided a link to the archive of this webinar for NYSSCA members: 



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