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Northley School Counseling Recognized by ASCA

The Northley Middle School Counseling Department has been designated a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). This year, 140 schools will receive the RAMP designation during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s Annual Conference in Los Angeles, Calif. The schools will be honored on July 16, 2018, for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs. Northley is the only school in Pennsylvania to receive the designation this year.


“The RAMP recognition for our Counseling Department is well deserved,” said Mr. L.J. Blair, Northley Principal. “Our school counselors continuously strive to address the needs of all the students via a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program. Through their efforts, our students are supported academically, socially, and emotionally in a college and career focused environment.”


The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Since the program’s inception, more than 800 schools have been designated as RAMP recipients. RAMP-designated schools are now in 40 states across the country.


“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director. “These schools used data to drive their program development and implementation so all students can achieve success. RAMP designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to strive for excellence.”


The RAMP designation is good for five years, after which time schools must reapply to maintain their RAMP status.


The school counseling departments at Northley Middle School is led by school counselors Mrs. Gina Crowley, Ms. Nicole Sayre and Mr. Kevin Siegel.