Ysleta ISD school earns state honors for counseling program

Officials with Ysleta ISD announced Monday that one of their school’s counseling programs has been honored by a national organization.

Edgemere International School has earned statewide accolades from the Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA) for its outstanding and comprehensive counseling program.

The school received a 2021 Bronze Award from the LSSSCA for success in its counseling program in areas that include being data-driven; focusing on goal completion; and aligning with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model.

Overall, LSSSCA evaluates school counseling programs in 10 areas:

  • Vision & Mission Statement
  • Annual Student Outcome Goals
  • Classroom and Group Mindsets & Behaviors Action Plan
  • Annual Administrative Conference
  • Advisory Council
  • Calendars
  • Lesson Plans
  • Classroom Instruction Results Report
  • Small-Group Results Report
  • Closing-the-Gap Action Plan/Results Report

LSSSCA’s awards system consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Each award has increasing levels of rigor designed to elevate school counselor programs to national recognition through the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).

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