Life After SHS: Career Exploration &
Trades Opportunity Night
Join us on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at 6:00 PM for our annual Life After SHS: Career Exploration & Trades Opportunity Night. The SHS school counselors will present explanations of post-secondary preparatory opportunities for sophomore and junior students including local pre-apprenticeship programs, on- and off-campus internship opportunities, the Emergency Medical Technician class, and our partnership with the HACC Academy (Welding, Automotive Technology, and Nursing Assistant). Counselors will present information on each of these opportunities as well as answer questions that students and families may have about them. There will also be a representative from HACC Academy to answer specific questions. This is a valuable presentation for any student and their family looking to actively address their post-secondary planning process early on!
Resources including handouts and Powerpoint slideshows from past presentations are available for families who are/were unable to attend this evening program. You can access them here.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th.
Lunch 'N Learn: YCAL/ Trades / HACC Academy
February 14th : 4th Lunch
February 15th: 6th Lunch
February 16th: 8th Lunch
The portal for course requests opens in Sapphire on February 21, 2023. Counselors will meet with each student in the month of March to review course requests.
All juniors and their families should have received a junior letter via email detailing important information and dates. This includes the dates and information for the SHS counseling evening programs and Lunch 'N Learns; information about SAT and ACT testing, trade and pre-apprenticeship programs, the annual College and Career Fair, and dual enrollment.
YCAL offers pre-apprenticeship opportunities in Building Trades, Electrician, and Manufacturing; registration for these programs opens February 27th. More information can be found here.
Field Experience Reminder
Attention Juniors! You are required to complete two field experiences your junior year to satisfy graduation project requirements. These field experiences can consist of a college or trade school visit (either in person or virtual), a job shadow, attendance at a career speaker,attendance at the college and career fair (happening March 8th), or a part-time job. Once you have completed the experience, you will need to write a reflection (found here) and upload it into Naviance. Both field experiences need to be completed and uploaded by March 15, 2023. There can be up to five days of excused absences for college visits/job shadowing.
Counseling Office Intern
Hello! My name is Hope Keeports, and I am a School Counseling intern. I earned my bachelor’s in Elementary and Early Childhood education from Millersville University and will earn my Masters in Professional School Counseling in May from Lancaster Bible College. I have many years of experience working with children and youth. I worked as a Kindergarten and Preschool teacher and then volunteered as a teacher, counselor, mentor, and tutor at church and at the CYSD schools where my 4 children attended. I also worked at Central York High School as support staff for the last 5 years. I am so excited to work with the students and staff at Susquehannock High School!
Final payment for Advanced Placement (AP) Testing is due by Monday, April 24, 2023. All families with a balance due will receive an invoice through MySchoolBucks (MSB) later in February. You can pay the remaining balance for each exam online through MSB using a credit card, or you can pay by cash or check (made out to SHS) turned in to the SHS Counseling Office. If payment is not received in full by April 24th, your student will not be able to take the test. If you are experiencing financial difficulty paying the remaining balance please contact the SHS Counseling Office at 717-235-4811 x4520.
Every month, the SHS Counseling Office will create a scholarship bulletin with a list of scholarship opportunities.
*Click image to view the February Scholarship Bulletin.
YCAL Spring Programs
York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) opened registration for their spring 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. 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.
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.
FREE PROFILE PAGE ACCOUNT
*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
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.
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!
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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