ASCA Model Training

2022-2023 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.


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 three levels of training are based on current comfort and knowledge of the model, as opposed to past training or experience.

The training consists of full-day workshops structured around specific topics. Each session will review information from the previous session and discuss the tasks assigned in the last 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. 

Beginning Model Implementation

You have made the decision to implement the ASCA National Model, but where do you start? In these sessions, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the ASCA National Model and the framework of a comprehensive school counseling program: Define, Manage, Deliver and Assess. Discover how to align your school counseling program with the mission of the school and district and effectively demonstrate change in student outcomes.

Beginning Model Implementation provides three full days of training which cover the following topics:

Session 1

  • School counseling program assessment
  • Overview of the ASCA National Model
  • School data review and analysis based on district’s academic, attendance and discipline data
  • Annual student outcome goals plan
  • Closing-the-gap action plan
  • Introduction to the WSCA RAMP portal

Session 2

  • Beliefs, mission and vision statements
  • Student standards
  • Student competencies/objectives
  • Data types
  • Closing-the-gap progress
  • Weekly time usage
  • Weekly calendars
  • Annual calendars

Session 3

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Results reports
  • Action plans
  • Progress check (on goal/closing-the-gap results)
  • Annual administrative conference
  • Wisconsin School Counselor Program Accountability Report (WSCPAR)

Beginning Model Implementation Dates and Locations

North Milwaukee

8:30am –  3:30pm

Day 1:  Wed, October 19th, 2022

Day 2:  Wed, January 4th, 2023

Day 3  Wed, March 1st, 2023


8:30am –  3:30pm

Day 1:  Wed, August 31st, 2022

Day 2:  Fri, October 21st, 2022

Day 3  Mon, January 16th, 2023


8:30am –  3:30pm

Day 1:  Tues, September 27th, 2022

Day 2:  Mon, December 5th, 2022

Day 3  Wed, April 5th, 2023


8:30am –  3:30pm

Day 1:  Fri, December 9th, 2022

Day 2:  Thurs, March 2nd, 2023

Day 3: Tues, April 4th, 2023

Turtle Lake

8:30am –  3:30pm

Day 1:  Thurs, September 29th, 2022

Day 2:  Wed, December 7th, 2022

Day 3:  Mon, April 3rd, 2023

La Crosse

8:30am –  3:30pm

Day 1:  Fri, September 30th, 2022

Day 2:  Thurs, December 8th, 2022

Day 3  Thurs, March 9th, 2023


8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1: Fri, March 10th, 2023

Day 2: TBD

Day 3:  TBD


8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1: Wed, April 19th, 2023

Day 2:  TBD

Day 3:  TBD

Advanced Model Implementation

Advanced Model Implementation provides two full days of training which cover the following topics:

Session 4

  • School data review and analysis based on district’s academic, attendance and discipline data,
  • Annual student outcome goals plan
  • Action plans 
  • Lesson plans (classroom)
  • Effective calendars
  • School counseling advisory council

Session 5

  • Lesson plans (small group)
  • School counseling advisory council meeting
  • Reporting program results to stakeholders
  • School Counselor Competencies and Professional Development Plan

Year Two Training Dates and Locations

Waupaca (Was Stevens Point)

8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Mon, September 26th, 2022

Day 2:  Thurs, April 6th, 2023


8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Tues, October 11th, 2022

Day 2:  Tues, February 21st, 2023


8:30am – 3:30pm

Day 1:  Fri, December 9th, 2022

Day 2:  Fri, April 7th, 2023


The final training will provide a one-day RAMP/WSCPAR CAMP to support school counselors in 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



8:30am – 3:30pm

Fri, September 23rd, 2022


8:30am – 3:30pm

Wed, February 22nd, 2023


8:30am – 3:30pm

Wed, May 17th, 2023

There will also be a RAMP/WSCPAR Camp offered at the 2022 Summer Academy on August 1st, 2022, and at the 2022-2023 WSCA Annual Conference Preconference on November 2nd, 2022 (individual registration fees apply).

Click here to register for Summer Academy.

Click here to register for Conference.

ASCA Model Overview Presentations

Everyone has an opinion on what a school counselor should do, join WSCA staff for an overview of what a comprehensive school counseling program should look like as well as updates on school counselor professional standards, ethics, and student standards. Bring your administrator with you to collaborate on implementing a strong counseling program that supports equitable student success.

WSCA will be facilitating these 90-minute presentations in each of the 12 CESAs throughout the school year.

Overview presentations are scheduled dates that do not require advanced registration.  Find your CESA below to find details of when and where these events will be happening near you.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Pewaukee Library
Community Room

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Waukesha Library

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
CESA 2 Building
Innovation Center – Room 105

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
WSCA Office
Rowland Room

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
CESA 3 Building
Conference Room A

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
La Crosse Public Library (Main)

9:00 AM – 10:30AM
Portage Public Library
Bidwell Room

CESA 6 Building
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Collaborations Conference Room

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
CESA 7 Building

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
CESA 8 Building
Aspen Room

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
CESA 9 Building
Learning Lab

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Chippewa Falls Library
Virginia O. Smith Meeting Room

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Balsam Lake Outreach Center

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
River Falls Public Library

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
CESA 12 Building
Conference Room 1

ASCA Model Overview Presentation PPT

ASCA National Model Executive Summary

Role of the School Counselor

Student Mindset & Behavior Standards

ASCA Model Forms & Templates

WSCA Member Only Resources (FREE to WSCA Members!)

  • On-Demand ASCA Model Implementation Video Series (located under the ethics/leadership/advocacy category)
  • Monthly Virtual Collaboration Meetings (any level of model implementation is welcome to participate)
  • Coaching & Consultation Requests
  • Thinking of applying for RAMP? Join a virtual RAMP cohort that meets monthly.


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