Montwood High School was recently named a 2017 Recognized ASCA Model Program School by the American School Counselor Association.
“I’m very proud of our counseling team,” said Rosemary Mireles-Menchaca, Montwood High School principal. “This process was long and rigorous but our counseling team has been working really hard to get systems in place that support the ASCA model of counseling. They work very well together to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of students.”
The campus is the only school in Texas and one of 104 across the country to be honored for its exemplary commitment to offering a comprehensive school counseling program.
The RAMP designation recognizes school counseling programs that are dedicated to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven and an exemplary educational environment to students.
“SISD is honored to have Montwood High School recognized as an American School Counselor Association model counseling program,” said Tammi Mackeben, SISD director of guidance and counseling. “This is very exciting as Montwood is the only Texas school to be recognized. This is a huge endeavor!”
To apply for the RAMP designation, schools must collect extensive data and information, a process that takes an entire academic year.
“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director in a press release. “RAMP designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to strive for excellence.”
Montwood High School will be honored at the annual ASCA conference in July where they will receive an engraved plaque to display at their campus.