Trio of Schools Earn State Counseling Awards
Posted on 10/11/2018

A trio of GCISD schools have earned awards from the Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA), including Grapevine High School which earned the organization's highest honor as a Gold Award winner. In addition, O.C. Taylor Elementary School and Colleyville  Middle School have received the LSSSCA Bronze Awards.

In 2016, LSSSCA developed a progressive awards system that includes three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Grapevine High School is part of a group of just six schools in the state that are the first Gold Award winners in the program’s history.

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.