York Community High School
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York School Counselors

Dollaske, Kara
School Counselor kdollaske@elmhurst205.org
Feldkamp-Pradhan, Julie
School Counselor jfeldkamp-pradhan@elmhurst205.org
Gardner, William
School Counselor wgardner@elmhurst205.org
Goldman, Karla
School Counselor kgoldman@elmhurst205.org
Julian, Lisa
School Counselor ljulian@elmhurst205.org
Oliveros, Diane
Bilingual Counselor/ELL Coordinator doliveros@elmhurst.org
Saylor, Heather
Department Chair, Counseling hsaylor@elmhurst205.org
Thompson, Amy
College and Career Counselor athompson@elmhurst205.org
Tucker, Ashley
School Counselor atucker@elmhurst205.org
Walsh, Kristin
School Counselor kwalsh@elmhurst205.org
Walz, Ryan
School Counselor rwalz@elmhurst205.org
Weber, Trisha
School Counselor/504 Coordinator tweber@elmhurst205.org
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Counseling Internships for 2017-2018

The York Counseling Department will be seeking interns for the 2017-18 school year shortly.  Candidates should be enrolled in a Type-73 Master's in School Counseling accredited degree program.  Candidates should be seeking a practicum/internship experience for the entirety of the 2017-18 school year (August-May).  

Individuals interested in applying for a Counseling Internship at York Community High School should submit an application and all supplemental materials through the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 website.

Once materials are received, they will be reviewed.  Candidates may be asked to come in for an interview.  


Counseling Department

Curriculum Guide 2017-18

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Mission Statement

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. 

Freshman Orientation & Guidance Program

College and Career Exploration and Planning

College and Career Corner

York's College & Career Resource Counselor is Mrs. Amy Thompson.  The work that Mrs. Thompson does complements the comprehensive counseling services that the York Counseling Department provides throughout each student's high school career.  Junior and Senior students receive the most direct-services from the CCRC, but all students are encouraged to discuss post-secondary planning with their assigned school counselor, in addition to utilizing York's post-secondary planning resources: Naviance and Career Cruising.  

Link to: College & Career Resource Center

Link to: Career Cruising

Link to: Naviance Family Connection 

Academic Resources

There are a variety of ways in which students can seek support within the walls of YHS!  From Peer Tutoring in the Learning Commons, the Math Lab, the Test Make-Up Center (TMC) and our College and Career Resouce Center (CCRC), we have a lot to offer.  

Academic Resources for York Students

Academic Supports During the School Day

AP Course Descriptions

Learning Commons & Test Make-Up Center

Transcript Request Form

Attendance Office & Absence Guidelines

Standardized Testing