School counselors have access to information about your classes, your grades and, often, your extracurricular activities. That means they can help you see the big picture when it comes to planning for your future. It’s up to you, though, to make sure you get the college and career support you need.
Make an appointment to see a school counselor for the first time during freshman year. Try to build a relationship with him or her during your four years of high school and be sure to talk about your interests and goals when you meet. The more the school counselor knows about you, the more he or she can help you.
The Career Center is located off the hallway by the Auditorium Lobby. Mrs. Dennis, our Career Counselor’s office is located in the Career Center. Mrs. Dennis can assist with obtaining information on careers and college majors, job openings, Admission to York County School of Technology, YCAL Career Exploration Programs, ASVAB Testing, and the Graduation Project. Students who are looking for unique Career Exploration opportunities can sign up for the YCAL (York County Alliance for Learning) Programs. Visit the website www.ycal.us to sign up for the programs.
There are currently programs in; Accounting, Agriculture, Construction, Creative Careers (Arts), Criminal Justice & Forensics, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality Management, Human Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Law, Manufacturing Careers, Marketing, Mechatronics, Media Careers, Medical Assisting, Music Industry, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Skilled Trades, Sports Management, Transportation & Logistics, and Water & Environmental Technology. All programs are free and most times transportation will be provided through Mrs. Dennis. In addition, she oversees the Senior Programs such as Early Grad, Academic Shadowing, Pre-Apprenticeships, and Nurse Aide Training. For help in determining your individual career path and plan to schedule an appointment, through the Counseling Office, with Mrs. Dennis.