IRA Receives RAMP School Designation

IRA Receives RAMP School Designation
Posted on 03/16/2022

Vero Beach, FL, March 16, 2022– The School District of Indian River County (SDIRC) is proud to announce that the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has designated Indian River Academy as a “Recognized ASCA Model Program” (RAMP).

Dr. Moore, Superintendent of Schools, said, “We are so proud of all our school counselors and recognize the vital role they play in our students’ lives every day. As one of nine schools in the State of Florida to receive this prestigious award, we hope to encourage more of our schools in this county and throughout the state to take the step toward pursuing this designation and making decisions that are Best by Kids.”

Please see the attached press release from the ASCA.

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Media Contact Kathleen Rakestraw
American School Counselor Association

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ASCA Awards RAMP Designation to Indian River Academy


For immediate release – 3/14/2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce Indian River Academy in Vero Beach, Florida as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).

The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. Honorees are awarded for aligning their program with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for a data-informed school counseling program. Since the program’s inception, more than nine hundred schools earned the RAMP designation. Research findings indicate fully implemented school counseling programs are associated with a range of positive student educational and behavioral outcomes.

Ms. Kelly Good, the school’s Principal had this to say: “Our school has earned the American School Counselor Association RAMP designation. We are proud of the hard work and dedication our school counselor shows to our students. IRA is a better place because of Mrs. Laverack.”

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

Indian River Academy Elementary School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Austin, Texas, on July 11, 2022.