In this issue:  Early Action I Using Naviance to Apply to Colleges I York County School of TechnologyASVABAdvanced Placement (AP) Exam I Scholarship Bulletin I YCAL I Lunch N' Learn I Dollars for Scholars I Instant Decision Days I Upcoming College Visits I Get Involved I NCAA I Canvas Parent App InstructionsStudent Assistance Program (SAP)Calendar of Events

Early Action
Many colleges' early action/early decision application deadlines are November 1st.  The counseling office has a 5 business day window for processing transcript requests, so any student who needs transcripts sent by November 1st should submit their requests in Naviance by the end of this week.  In addition, if you are applying via Common App, please inform your counselor immediately, as a written evaluation may be required.  Transcript requests can be submitted prior to having the college application completed and/or submitted.

Attention 9th Grade Students!
If you are interested in applying for York County School of Technology, please contact your school counselor as soon as possible.  Applications for next year are currently open and will close December 2nd.  There will be an open house at the school on Thursday, November 10th from 6-8 PM for any interested 9th grade students and their families.
If your student is enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course you and your student should have received an email from Mrs. Kate Miklos regarding registration and payment. If you did not receive this email please contact Mrs. Miklos ASAP! The information sent out is below:

The ordering deadline is 11/1/2022. Regularly scheduled exams will take place between Monday, May 1, 2023 and Friday, May 12, 2023. 

There is a 2 step process to ensure you have an exam ordered for you without incurring a $40 late fee. 

  1. Complete the ONLINE GOOGLE FORM entitled AP Exams at SHS May 2023. Please be sure to read it over carefully and select the exams you plan to take. 

  2. Log into your My AP account at  myap.collegeboard.org and make sure you have used the teacher issued JOIN CODE to have the course appear in your account. If you do not do this, I cannot order an exam for you. If a course you are enrolled in is not listed in your account, please see your teacher IMMEDIATELY for the join code. If you indicate that you plan to take an exam for a course you are not enrolled in,I will provide you with a special code to order your selected exam(s). 


The total exam fee for 2022-2023 is $97 per exam, except for AP Seminar, which has a cost of $145 per exam. A $40 registration fee is due by 11/1/2022 for each exam. There is a reduced fee for those families who qualify. Be sure to indicate that you qualify when completing the google form. If you are choosing to pay through MySchoolBucks by using a credit card please follow the instructions outlined below:

  1. Click on the following link to access MySchoolBucks

  2. Click the blue button that says "Buy Now". This will direct you to log in to your MySchoolBucks account. After logging in you should be at the AP Exam Registration page. *If you don’t have a MySchoolBucks account, you will need to create one and then will need to add your student(s) by clicking +Add a Student and put in your child’s/children’s information in order to pay for the registration fees. 

  3. Select the student that you are paying for from the drop down menu and select the checkbox next to the exam that they are taking. Click "Add To Basket'' if you need to pay for more than one test and continue adding tests until you have what you need. 

  4. Once you have added all of your test registrations to your basket, click "Buy Now" to pay for the test registration(s). 

You may also pay by cash or check (payable to SHS and place the student’s name in the memo line.) This can be turned into Ms. Grace or Ms. Samantha in the SHS Counseling Office. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Miklos at kate.miklos@sycsd.org.

Every month, the SHS Counseling Office will create a scholarship bulletin with a list of scholarship opportunities.
*Click image to view the October Scholarship Bulletin.  
The York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) is still accepting applications for their fall career exploration programs. These programs are held at various sites in the county and allow students an opportunity to learn more about a specific career field, interact with professionals in that field, find out about the education needed for success in that career, see various positions and pathways within that field, and ask questions to help clarify their interest in that career. These programs can also be used by juniors to meet a field experience requirement for the graduation project. 

The in-person programs that you still can register for are in Automotive Technology, Media Careers, Accounting, Engineering, CDL, Criminal Justice/Forensics, Respiratory Care, Orthopedics and Medical Administration, and Information Technology. There are also a large number of virtual programs that are in the YCAL library from previous career exploration programs. These can be watched by both students and parents when convenient and also used by juniors for a field experience. 

To find out more information about a specific program or to register, please use the following link: https://ycal.us/students/mentoring-program/. Posters describing each program have also been hung in the cafeteria and appear outside of relevant classrooms. If you have any questions, please address them to the counseling office. 
Dollars for Scholars Lunch and Learn 
Dollars for Scholars submission for scholarships will open on January 6, 2023 for the class of 2023. Profiles can be created now! Please encourage your senior to join the SHS counselor for the 3rd session in our Lunch 'N Learn series on "Dollars for Scholars." The counselors will be available to assist students in creating their profile and answering any questions in regards to the Dollars for Scholars. Students can grab their food from the cafeteria or bring lunch from home, and join the counselors in the library classroom during their assigned lunch.
LUNCH 4- November 15
LUNCH 6- November 16
LUNCH 8- November 17

The Southern York County School District Foundation Dollars for Scholars application is open on January 6, 2023 and closes on February 6, 2023. Students can start to develop their profile now. 

More Information for Dollars for Scholars

As always, SHS is proud to partner with many colleges to offer visits from admissions representatives to provide our students valuable information about different schools. We are resuming in-person visits this school year, but will also be conducting virtual visits as well.

Students can sign up on Naviance for these visits. For a list of colleges that are scheduled to visit and when please click here.
Click on the image to see the complete list and additions! 

Are you interested in playing collegiate sports? The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) determines and oversees academic eligibility to participate at the Division I and II levels. There are specific core courses that a student must choose from at SHS in order to meet the eligibility requirements. 

To visit the student-parent NCAA website and set up a FREE profile page or an official certification account, click HERE.

*Interested in a Division III school or currently are not sure in which division you want to compete.
*Transition to a paid Certification account at any time to pursue a Division I or II path.
*No registration fee to create a Profile Page account.
*Must be certified by NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at a Division I or II school.
*Before you take official visits or sign an NLI, you must have a complete Certification account.
*Registration fee: $90
Link: https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction?hsActionSubmit=searchHighSchool
NCAA High School Code: 391545

Students and families should make their high school counselor aware they have an interest in competing at the collegiate level ASAP. The SHS school counselors will make sure student-athletes are scheduled for the proper core courses to ensure eligibility status is not jeopardized. For more information concerning eligibility relating to core courses, academic requirements, GPA and test score requirements, and a suggested timeline, please see the PDF below. There are additional resources such as a worksheet/checklist in the files section at the bottom of this page.

Canvas Parent App Instructions

Canvas is the Learning Management System that most SHS students will use to view and submit their classroom assignments for their in-person and digital days. All SHS students are assigned an account and parents are eligible to have an “observer” account which gives them access to view their student’s courses, assignments, due dates, etc. It is highly encouraged that parents set up this account. Additionally, this year the SHS Counseling Office also has a page on Canvas which parents can access through an observer account.  For more information and instructions on how to create your observer account, please click here.
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is continuing to offer services and assistance to students and their families. There are a variety of interventions and programs available, including counseling assessments through True North, school-based counseling through Pennsylvania Comprehensive Behavioral Health (PCBH), and monitoring and mentoring programs through the school. If you are interested in any of these services, please contact your child's school counselor. 

*Click image for more information and referral form

*Our events calendar is updated periodically. Please check for updated events. (click image for scheduled events)
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Mr. James Sterner, Assistant Principal

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Glen Rock, PA 17327
Phone: 717-235-4811 ext 4901
Fax: 717-227-1951

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