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1 Learn How to Complete the ACE & Get a College Credit Too

2 Today…. Review ACE components Where do I start? Credit opportunities Resources

3 Award for Counseling Excellence Updated Summer 2013 More closely aligned with ASCA RAMP 12 components Aligns with ASCA National Model

4 12 Components 1. Vision 7. Calendars 2. Mission Statement8. Core Curriculum Action Plan 3. School Counseling 9. Core Curriculum: Program Goals Results Report 4. Student Standards10. Small Group 5. Annual Agreement11. Closing-the-Gap 6. Advisory Council12. Program Evaluation

5 #1 Vision The school counseling vision statement: Describes a future world where the school counseling goals and strategies are being successfully achieved Outlines a rich and textual picture of what success looks and feels like Is bold and inspiring States the best possible student outcomes that are five to fifteen years away Is believable and achievable

6 Vision… Include: A list of the school counseling program’s beliefs. A copy of the school and district vision statements (if available). Note: If your school/district does not have a vision statement, please indicate in the narrative. School counseling vision statement.

7 #2 Mission Statement Aligns with the school’s mission statement and may show linkages to district and state department of education mission statements Is written with students as the primary focus Advocates for equity, access and success of every student Indicates the long-range results desired for all students

8 #3 Program Goals Develop three program goals based on the ASCA National Model, program audit, crosswalking tool, and needs assessment. Specific, measurable, and promote improved student achievement, attendance or behavior. May address academics, attendance or behavior through one or more of the three domains (academic, career and/or personal/social development) as appropriate based on the school’s data.

9 #4 ASCA Student Standards – Competencies and Indicators Identify and prioritize the specific knowledge, attitudes and skills students should be able to demonstrate as a result of the school counseling program. Align with school counseling program goals

10 ASCA STUDENT STANDARDS: PROGRAM PLANNING TOOL This form is a tool that can be used to assist you in planning your overall guidance curriculum. ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT DOMAINK-23-56-89-12 Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span. Competency A1 Improve Academic Self-concept A:A1.1 articulate feelings of competence and confidence as learners A:A1.2 display a positive interest in learning A:A1.3 take pride in work and achievement A:A1.4 accept mistakes as essential to the learning process A:A1.5 identify attitudes and behaviors which lead to successful learning Competency A2 Acquire Skills for Improving Learning A:A2.1 apply time management and task management skills A:A2.2 demonstrate how effort and persistence positively affect learning A:A2.3 use communications skills to know when and how to ask for help when needed A:A2.4 apply knowledge and learning styles to positively influence school performance Competency A3 Achieve School Success A:A3.1 take responsibility for their actions A:A3.2 demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to work cooperatively with other students A:A3.3 develop a broad range of interest and abilities A:A3.4 demonstrate dependability, productivity, and initiative A:A3.5 share knowledge

11 #5 Annual Agreement Created and signed by the school counselor and supervising administrator within the first two months of school Reflects the school counseling program’s vision, mission and program goals Lists the school counselor’s specific responsibilities within the school counseling program, such as student caseload and program components or activities Identifies areas for professional development for the school counselor



14 #6: Advisory Council A list of the advisory council members and their stakeholder positions. The agendas from at least one meeting. The minutes from the meeting for which agenda is provided. Narrative on how council was developed and guides the program The advisory council is a representative group of stakeholders (e.g. parent, staff, community, administration, etc.) selected to review and advise on the implementation of the school counseling program.

15 #7: Calendar Develop and publish calendars of school counseling events to inform students, parents, teachers and administrators of what, when and where school counseling activities will be held. Include in application: The school counseling annual calendar for the most recently completed or current academic year, including the most important school counseling activities and events for the year for the entire school counseling program.

16 #8 Core Curriculum Action Plan & Lesson Plans The school counseling core curriculum action plan for the school counseling program. (must use the template found on page 69 of the ASCA National Model) Three lesson plans for activities (one per domain to include personal/social, career and academic) from the school counseling core curriculum action plan. (must use the ASCA lesson plan template found on page 72 of the ASCA National Model)

17 #9 : Core Curriculum Results Report Demonstrates the effectiveness of the program and classroom activities and informs program improvement. Analyzes lessons and addresses how the results will inform future school counseling activities.

18 #10: Small Groups -The main purpose of the group -Grade level(s) of the group -Length of each counseling session (ex. 30 min) -Number of sessions conducted -An outline for each counseling session’s structure and activities -Assessment tool / description of how you assessed the effectiveness of the groups (Ex. Compare 3 rd quarter to 4 th quarter grades after a study skills group was conducted)

19 #11: Closing the Gap Results Report Closing-the-gap activities address academic or behavioral discrepancies that exist between student groups. Include a closing-the-gap results report that is tied to the school counseling program goals.

20 #12: Program Evaluation Assessment Complete program assessment and analyze how you will use these results to improve your comprehensive counseling program in a brief narrative.

21 How do I get started? *Class offered by Dr. Carol Buchholz Holland this summer. -Education on ASCA National Model and implementation -ACE application preparation

22 Resources Past ACE Recipients: Carl Ben Eielson School, Fargo Jamestown Middle School, Jamestown Jeanotte Myhre Elementary School, Bismarck Jefferson Elementary School, Valley City Lincoln Elementary School, Jamestown North High School, Fargo Wachter Middle School, Bismarck Washington Elementary, Valley City

23 Dr. Carol Buchholz Holland (701) 231-7103 Amy Geinert (701) 746-2381

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