Two East Point Elementary School counselors were recognized with a 2018 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Silver Award at the organization’s annual conference, Nov. 4 – 6 in Frisco, Texas. Counselors Adriana Arenas and Maria McNulty received the notification in early October and will embark on the next level, the LSSSCA Gold Award.
In 2016, The Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA) developed a progressive awards system that includes three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Each level is met with increased levels of rigor designed to elevate school counselor programs to national recognition through The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) awards. Schools receiving the LSSSCA Bronze, Silver or Gold award demonstrated outstanding comprehensive counseling programs that were data-driven, focused on goal completion and aligned to the ASCA National Model.
The LSSSCA Award System evaluates school counseling programs in the following 12 areas: Belief Statement, Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Program Goals, Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success, Annual Agreement, Advisory Council, Calendars, School Counseling Core Curriculum Action Plan and Lesson Plans, School Counseling Core Curriculum Results Report, Small-Group Responsive Services, Closing-the-Gap Results Report, Program Evaluation Reflection and Social Emotional Learning. Each application packet was judged according to a rubric that is aligned to the national RAMP award.