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ASCA Advisory Council Prezi

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Peru Central School Department Needs Align with national standards Refocus the counseling department by focusing on needs assessment results and collected data Educate the school community as to what the school counselors do and how students benefit as a result RAMP Application 1. Philosophy Statement
2. Mission Statement
3. Program Goals
4. Competencies & Indicators
5. Management Agreements
6. Advisory Council
7. Calendars (Yearly & Weekly)
8. Curriculum Action Plan
9. Curriculum Results Report
10. Small Group Responsive Services
11. Closing the Gap: Results Report
12. Program Evaluation District Mission Statement Philosophy Statement This statement:
1. Describes a future world where the school counseling goals and strategies are being successfully achieved

2. Outlines a rich and textual picture of what success looks and feels like

3. Is bold and inspiring

4. States the best possible student outcomes that are five to 15 years away

5. Is believable and achievable Our school district is to be a community of learners involved in and dedicated to the learning process. We believe that every student should be provided with opportunities, and accept responsibility, to grow educationally, socially and emotionally.

Therefore, we expect our staff to:
Teach all students a continuously updated curriculum, using a variety of practical, proven research-based methods to actively engage students and meet individual learning styles.

Further, we expect our entire school community to:
Provide a positive, safe, caring and child-centered environment where teaching and learning are emphasized and rewarded, and where there is mutual respect.
We will hold ourselves accountable for this through continuous assessment of programs, practices and operations. Program Goals The program goals:
1. Promote achievement, attendance, behavior and/or school safety

2. Are based on school data

3. May address school wide data, policies and practices or address closing-the-gap issues

4. Address academic, career and/or personal/social development

5. Are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, time-bound Competencies & Indicators Identify and prioritize the specific knowledge, attitudes and skills students should be able to demonstrate as a result of the school counseling program.

The selected competencies and indicators align with school counseling program goals and are likely to have an impact on student outcomes related to program goals. Management Agreements Created and signed by the school counselor and supervising administrator within the first two months of school.

Reflects the school counseling program’s vision, mission and program goals.

Lists the school counselor’s specific responsibilities within the school counseling program, such as student caseload and program components or activities

Identifies areas for professional development for the school counselor Advisory Council The advisory council is a representative group of stakeholders (e.g. parent, staff, community, administration, etc.) selected to review and advise on the implementation of the school counseling program. Calendars School counselors develop and publish calendars of school counseling events to inform students, parents, teachers and administrators of what, when and where school counseling activities will be held. Curriculum Action Plan Curriculum Results Report Small Group Responsive Services Small-group activities typically involve four to 10 sessions designed to meet specific prevention or intervention goals. Closing the Gap
Plan & Report Closing-the-gap activities address academic or behavioral discrepancies that exist between student groups. Program Evaluation Answer the question:

How does your school’s comprehensive school counseling program use leadership, advocacy and collaboration to create systemic change for the benefit of students? Needs Assessment Data Academic Career Personal Social 5. learn about financial aid/assistance for college and job training
8. know how much education/training will be needed for the occupations(s) of interest
9. take responsibility for developing plans to reach educational/occupational goals
11. know how to study better
13. find courses which are appropriate to their education needs 2. find out what they are good at doing
5. understand employment outlook in their area(s) of interest
7. know how to find out which occupations match their interests, values & abilities
8. know what kind of work high school dropouts get
10. be able to apply for a job both in writing and person
11. know what habits and aptitudes employers desire 2. understand their values and the use/abuse of drugs including alcohol
5. exercise self-discipline and behave appropriately
7. be themselves rather than try to be what someone else wants them to be
12. take action toward solving their own problems
21. feel good about themselves RAMP Recognized ASCA Model Program Initiative Regional Data ASCA Timeline Sample Advisory Council Activities Public Relations Promote the ASCA National Model school counseling program to the community
Provide assistance with public relations activities including presentations at parent meetings and other community events
Support the development of a counseling department newsletter and coordinate with local newspapers to write articles about the counselors in the district
Provide assistance in securing donations of equipment, financial support, and other resources
Provide leads for career-day speakers
Volunteer Development Assist in connecting volunteers with the counseling program needs
Train parent volunteers to help with career development lessons
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