SURVEY for students during course selection
Course Selection 2017-18
Counselors will begin the 2017-2018 course request process on Friday, January 13. All students will attend an informational meeting and will be given course request worksheets. The full 2017-2018 Course Offering Book and an addendum to the Course Offering Book is available on the York homepage.
All students will be meeting in large groups with their counselor on Friday, January 13:
2nd Period – Freshmen
3rd Period – Sophomores
8th Period – Juniors
The following schedule provides the week in which your student will meet individually with his/her counselor to complete their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year. Students are required to have a parent signature on their course selection worksheet before meeting individually with their counselor.
Freshmen: January 18 – 23 Special Note - The first day of meetings is after the 4 day weekend – please discuss and have forms signed over our MLK Break
Sophomores: January 25 - 30
Juniors: January 31 - February 3 Special note to Juniors – Applications for Special Programs (Med Careers, Invite to Teach, PE Leaders) have an application deadline BEFORE student meets individually with counselors.
Make up meetings will be February 21 – 24. Course Requests will be closed on Friday, February 24. Upon the conclusion of the Course Request Process you will receive information regarding how to access your student’s requests on PowerSchool after Spring Break. At that time students and families will have 1 week from receipt of the email to notify counselors of any clerical errors.
Our goal is for each student to be able to succeed and be challenged academically to his/her own particular level of ability. Students are encouraged to take the most rigorous courses appropriate for them. Please consider the entire schedule when making course selections as it is important to consider a balanced approach to academic, social and extracurricular commitments.
Curriculum Guide 2017-18
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The overall mission of the York Counseling Department is to form strong connections with York students and families. Through these connections, counselors support student's development through the areas of academic, career/college/post-secondary and social/emotional growth. An underlying theme throughout the work of your student's counselor is "self-advocacy". Self-advocacy, that is the individual's ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert their own interests, desires, needs and rights, is critical to develop throughout the high school experience. This involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions.
The York Counseling Department assists each student in the normal developmental tasks and challenges that all adolescents face. York Community High School counselors are committed to the continual and reflective personal growth of our students. The counseling program is designed to assist each student in learning skills and setting goals to reach one's potential in the academic, social/emotional and career/college/post-secondary domains.
The majority of York students stay with the same counselor throughout their high school years and a strong attempt is made to allow counselors to remain with families when siblings attend York. As York counselors, we have the responsibility to provide a comprehensive counseling program that is mindful of the developmental needs of all students. Planning for the future is an important aspect of the counseling program.
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