About Our Counseling Presentation Programs
Our counseling presentation programs were developed to provide critical information for students and parents as they prepare for the transitions during high school. This is an exciting, but potentially stressful time. While balancing important academic responsibilities, extracurricular demands and social activities, students are faced with new challenges and difficult decisions.
The programs seek to assist students and parents in developing the knowledge and confidence to adequately prepare for these important transitions. Each session is approximately one and a half hours long and we believe all students and parents will benefit from our programs.
We look forward to your feedback and program suggestions. Here’s to success this year and the years ahead!
2018 Laugh More-Stress Less
2019 Junior Night
Thursday, 7:00 p.m. January 31, 2019
Designed for Juniors and their parents. Counselors will present information to assist Juniors in planning for the college application process and post secondary transition. Topics include tasks Juniors will need to complete in Naviance this spring, college selection and touring tips, finances and using the summer wisely.
2018 Junior Night
Barry Bradberry, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Planning of Elon University presented on what colleges look for in an applicant and tips on finding the right college fit. Click here for Video
2019 Sophomore Night for Class of 2021:
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. January 30th, 2019
2019 Academic Planning at Yorktown
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. January 30, 2019
Presentations will be available on Graduation Requirements and Four-Year Planning, AP Scholars, Special Education, and Choosing AP Classes. Parents should be able to attend at least two of these throughout the evening. Core subject department chairs will be available to provide an overview of class sequences and options, and expectations. Elective teachers will display class activities and accomplishments, and be available for questions. Counselors will also be available for general planning questions. This program is open to all current 8th through 11th graders and their parents.
2019 Planificación Academica en Yorktown
Miercoles, 7:00 p.m. 30 de enero, 2019
Las presentaciones se harán durante la reunión sobre los siguientes temas: Requisitos Para Graduarse; Plan de los Cuatro Años; Estudiantes distinguidos que toman Clases AP (Clases avanzadas); Educación Especial; y Estudiantes que elegirán Clases AP (Clases avanzadas). Los padres deben asistir a por lo menos dos de estas presentaciones durante la reunión. Los directores de los diferentes departamentos, estarán disponibles durante la noche para ofrecer una visión general de las secuencia de las clases y opciones, y expectativas. Los profesores de las clases optativas mostrarán y expondrán diferentes actividades en clases, así como los logros obtenidos y estarán disponibles para preguntas. De igual manera los Consejeros estarán presente para contestar preguntas sobre la planeación general. Este programa está abierto para todos los estudiantes de los grados del 8vo. al 11vo. y sus respectivos padres.
Special In-School Programs
Senior Planning: Post High School (September)
The counseling staff will review the college application process and assist seniors as they solidify their post high school plans.
Ninth Grade Curriculum Days (Quarterly)
The counseling staff will teach lessons in ninth grade English/History Blocks pertaining to topics on social/ emotional, academic and career development.
Naviance (All Year)
This program provides all students an opportunity to learn about their personality, interests and to research colleges, majors and careers.
Grade Level Group Meetings (Yearly)
During the academic year each student’s counselor will facilitate a meeting with them to discuss career and college goals, and create or update an individual academic plan.
Junior Planning: Post High School (January, February, & March)
This program is designed to assist juniors in the development of their post high school plans.
Northern Virginia Community College: Fall
The Pathways to Baccalaureate Program is open to any senior. It is not dependent on GPA. Informal information sessions for parents and students are held in the Fall. An NVCC counselor makes weekly visits to assist students with their transition plans to community college, address financial issues and monitor senior performance Visit www.nvcc.edu for more information on Northern Virginia Community College.