ASCA Model Training

2021-2022 ASCA Model Training

School counseling is an integral component of student success.  An effective school counseling program helps school counselors ensure that all students have access to a developmental curriculum for academic achievement, career development and social/emotional well-being that will lead to improved student outcomes for college and career readiness.

Wisconsin School Counselor Assoctiation


The ASCA Model training series is designed to lead school counselors through the development, implementation, evaluation and improvement of a comprehensive school counseling program built on school-specific data.  

The training consists of six full-day workshops over the course of three school years. Each session will review information from the previous session and discuss the tasks assigned during the previous session.  In addition to face to face training, participants are given access to an online portal for assignments to receive ongoing feedback and coaching from Master ASCA trainers. 

Due to low enrollment, all training dates in October have been postponed until later in the year

Year One

Beginning Model Implementation

Year 1 of training provides three full days of training which covers the following topics:

Session 1

  • Pretest survey of school counselor knowledge
  • The ASCA National Model
  • School data review based on academic, attendance and behavioral data
  • School Counseling Program Goal-setting
  • Annual Agreements
  • Closing-the-Gap Action Plan

Session 2

  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K12 College & Career Readiness Standards for Every Student
  • Mindsets and Behaviors – Perception Data Planning Tool
  • Mission and Vision statements
  • Data collection

Session 3

  • Data Collection
  • Data Profile
  • Wisconsin School Counselor Program Accountability Report (WSCPAR)
  • Sharing Results Data
  • Core Curriculum Action Plan
  • Use of Time & Calendaring

Year One Training Dates and Locations


WSCA Office, Waunakee, WI

8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Monday, December 6th, 2021

Day 2:  Monday, January 31st, 2022

Day 3:  Friday, March 4th, 2022


MATC - Main Campus, Milwaukee, WI

8:30am –  3:30pm

Day 1:  Monday, March 21st, 2022

Day 2:  Monday, April 25th, 2022

Day 3  Monday, May 23rd, 2022

La Crosse

Western Technical College, La Crosse, WI

8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Day 2:  Friday, February 4th, 2022

Day 3:  TBD


Rhinelander Public Library, Rhinelander, WI

8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Friday, December 10th, 2021

Day 2:  Friday, January 28th, 2022

Day 3:  Friday, February 25th, 2022

Stevens Point

UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Day 2:  Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Day 3:  Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Waunakee ASCA CAMP

WSCA Office, Waunakee, WI

8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Day 2:  Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Day 3:  Friday, June 17th, 2022

Year Two

Advanced Model Implementation

Year 2 of training provides two full days of training (with an optional third day) which covers the following training:

Session 4

  • School Counseling Curriculum Action Plans
  • Program Goals (including Closing the Gap)
  • Small Group Curriculum Action Plans/Curriculum Lesson Plans
  • Use of Outcome Data and Results Reports to Promote the School Counseling program
  • Review and Reflection of Overall School Counseling Program (Themes)
  • Advisory Councils

Session 5

  • School counselor competencies assessment/professional development
  • School Counseling Program Evaluation
  • Posttest survey of school counselor knowledge
  • Presenting Your School Counseling Program

Optional Session

  • Core Curriculum – Scope & Sequence


  • Wisconsin School Counselor Program Accountability Report

Year Two Training Dates and Locations


Waukesha County Technical College, Waukesha, WI

8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Monday, January 10th, 2022

Day 2:  TBD

Green Bay

UW-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

8:30am –  3:30pm

Day 1:  Friday, January 7th, 2022

Day 2:  TBD


Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Day 2:  Friday, March 11th, 2022

Year Three


Year 3 of training will provide a one-day RAMP CAMP training to support school counselors putting all the comprehensive counseling components together.

Session 6

Based on the ASCA National Model, RAMP is a recognition program for individual schools, not districts or school counselors. Applying for RAMP helps schools evaluate their school counseling program, discover areas for improvement and enhance the program’s efforts to contribute to student success.

The RAMP application process is the culmination of the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program, which typically takes three-five years to implement. Once a school has a program in place, it will need at least one entire academic year to collect the data and information needed to fulfill the RAMP application requirements. The trainer will guide participants through the application requirements and process. Tips and suggestions about how to approach the process and collect data and how to submit the school counseling program through the online submission portal.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the 12 components of the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application
  • Examine their school counseling program to assess if it’s RAMP-ready
  • Communicate the benefits of achieving RAMP status to the school counseling program, the school and/or district
  • Break down the RAMP application process into manageable pieces
  • Explain the scoring rubric and know what the RAMP reviewers look for in an application.
  • Utilize online resources ASCA has available for completing the RAMP application
  • Evaluate a sample completed application, and recognize how to apply it to your application


Wisconsin Dells

Kalahari Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

One of this year’s RAMP Camps is taking place during the WSCA Conference Pre-Conference

November 10th, 2021

“RAMP Up Your School Counseling Program – Morning Half Day – Free for Members!”


WSCA Office, Waunakee, WI

Another standalone RAMP Camp will be held at the WSCA Office in Summer of 2022

June 7th, 2022

Registration details to be determined


There will also be a RAMP Camp offered at the 2022 Summer Academy, details to be determined

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