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Feb 01
South's Student Services Department Earns National Recognition
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) named Crystal Lake South High School as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment.

“I am very proud of our student services team.  I have been impressed with their desire to help our students realize their potential. Our student services team has spent countless hours improving programs and implementing new ones to strengthen the variety of services and resources we provide,” said Scott Shepard, principal.

IMG_5074.jpgThe process to be recognized included creating a mission, vision, and goals. The student services department focused on interventions, analyzing curriculum results, developing a curriculum that spans all four years of high school addressing the academic, social emotional and post-secondary domains.

We started exploring the process four years ago. We also created a parent advisory committee that has met for the last three years. Our goal aims to increase student performance in academics,” said Josh Nobilio, student services director.

RAMP applications are reviewed by teams of school counseling professionals. Crystal Lake South High School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado on July 10.

“This prestigious recognition acknowledges our staff’s commitment to our students. I truly appreciate the time our staff has dedicated to ensure our students are supported and that all of our students succeed,” said Dr. Johnnie Thomas, superintendent.

Since the program’s inception, over 650 schools have been designated as RAMP recipients. Prairie Ridge High School was recognized as a RAMP school during the 2015-16 school year.


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