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Thetford Academy Receives 2017-2018 RAMP School Honor

On July 16, 2018, at their annual conference in Los Angeles, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) honored Thetford Academy’s Counseling Office for earning designation as a “Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).”

The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. TA is only the second school in Vermont to have earned this honor.

RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals, who assess the school counseling programs in 12 different areas of expertise. For more information on the program, visit

The American School Counselor Association is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) professional organization based in Alexandria, Va. ASCA promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society.

Founded in 1952, ASCA has a network of 51 state associations and a membership of more than 33,000 school counseling professionals. For additional information on the American School Counselor Association, visit



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