What does it mean to be a Gold Star School in Indiana?
Schools that have obtained the Indiana Gold Star status have demonstrated that they have a comprehensive and accountable school counseling and guidance program, aligned to Indiana School Counselor and Student Standards, as well as national standards (ASCA). Participating schools and school counseling programs will implement a plan that includes the establishment of a program vision and mission, data-based accountability, standards-driven student guidance activities, counseling and advocacy, program management, the alignment of resources and an annual improvement plan.
The American Student Achievement Institute (ASAI) implements the training and review of the ‘Redesigning School Counseling’ (RSC) process, which can result in the obtainment of the Indiana Gold Star Award. The process includes one face-to-face meeting during the winter (2ndsemester), followed by monthly webinars that take place the following school year. For assistance registering for the initial meeting or questions about RSC please contact Debbie Howell, ASAI Strategic Planning Specialist at 812.349.4142 or email email@example.com.
The RSC process is in direct alignment with the national American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model, allowing schools that have obtained the Gold Star award to apply for the RAMP award without having to meet additional requirements (the RAMP application does include a separate, additional fee).
Close to 300 Indiana Schools have received the Gold Star Award since its inception in 2004. Many (186) of these Indiana schools have also been recognized by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) with its highest, national award of Recognized ASCA Model Programs (RAMP). Indiana has the most schools in the country who have received the RAMP award.
Amanda Culhan, Indiana Department of Education,firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Reynolds, American Student Achievement Institute, email@example.com
For assistance registering for the initial meeting or questions about RSC please contact Debbie Howell, ASAI Strategic Planning Specialist at 812.349.4142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.