Guidance/Counseling | westyorkareasd

GUIDANCE/COUNSELING

PLAN FOR SUCCESS

 

We strive to provide pertinent information and prepare our students for post-high school educational opportunities. We have prepared the information in these pages to serve as a guide for these very important steps. For more information, please contact:

Ms. Gail Loucks, Counseling Center Secretary

Ms. Heidi Tison -

Counselor for students with last name A-G

Mr. Elliott Leonard -

Counselor for students with last name H-O

Ms. Rachel Smethers -

Counselor for students with last name P-Z

STEPS TO COLLEGE

Our counseling department is here to help you succeed beyond high school. Here are the basic steps for applying to a school, college, or university:

  1. Call, write, or check the school’s website for an application.

  2. Complete a Current Student Transcript Release Form (also located below).

  3. Give the completed application and Current Student Transcript Release Form to the counseling center.

As you make these very important decisions, here are a few other things to consider:

  • Some colleges require you to take the SAT II Achievement or Subject Tests. Check to see if the college you are interested in requires this test.

  • Representatives from colleges and career schools will be visiting our school during the months of September, October, and November. Please see the College Visit Schedule below for exact dates. Be sure to check back regularly for additional dates. You may obtain a pass from the counseling center to meet with these representatives.

RESOURCES

Compiled by

WEST YORK HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING CENTER

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

Students must earn 28.5 credits, comprised as shown in the table below, and demonstrate proficiency in the Pennsylvania Academic Standards to graduate. For a breakdown of courses included within each subject area, refer to the Pennsylvania State Standards, found in the resource section below.

In order to advance from grades 9-12, the following minimum credit levels must be earned:

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