In this issue:
K-12 Counseling Advisory Council Parent Interest Information from Financial Aid Night I FAFSA I Instant Decision DaysNCAA Event at DAHS I NCAA General Information I Early Action Deadline & Application Process with Naviance I York County School of Technology Applications I ASVAB I Check and Connect I AP Exam Information I TutoringScholarship Bulletin I YCAL I Career and College Lunch FairsUpcoming College Visits I Get InvolvedCanvas Parent App InstructionsStudent Assistance Program (SAP)Calendar of Events

K-12 Counseling Advisory Council Parent Interest
The SYCSD K-12 Counseling Advisory Council is a group that consists of counselors, administrators, teachers, students, parents, and local college and business representatives. The purpose of the council is to meet twice a year to determine goals, outcomes, and programs for K-12 students in SYCSD as provided or assisted by the SYCSD K-12 school counselors.

Parents that may be interested in the The SYCSD K-12 Counseling Advisory Council, please email samantha.whittie@sycsd.org
Information from Financial Aid Night 

Information and handouts from this year's Financial Aid Night are available on a table outside of the counseling office; these are valuable resources for seniors applying for financial aid. If you were unable to attend the presentation, please feel free to have your senior stop by and pick up the provided resources. 
FAFSA Update
Attention Seniors! This year, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is opening in December rather than its usual date of October 1st. When the exact date is communicated, the counseling office will let you know. 
Susquehannock High School's Counseling Department is once again partnering with numerous schools to provide on-site admissions events here at SHS where an admissions counselor from a college will meet with students one-on-one to discuss the status of their application and let students know instantly if they are accepted to that school! 

Click here for the scheduled dates and times
Dallastown High School is hosting an NCAA event in the DAHS Auditorium on November 2nd starting at 6:30 PM for students in grades 7-12.  If you or your student are interested in playing at the collegiate level, this is a must-see.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend along with their student-athlete(s).

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. 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.

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: $100
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 Monday, October 23rd.  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.
Applications for the York County School of Technology are now open. Interested 9th graders who want to apply to attend YCST beginning next year should see their counselor for more information.
Introducing Check and Connect
Check and Connect is a voluntary program that uses attendance, grade, and behavior data to look at a student’s ability to succeed in graduating high school. Informally, the Check and Connect program is designed to better the student’s success in school by helping them to improve their routines around the academic setting. By using weekly check-ins, the Check and Connect Mentor helps the student see their potential success if they apply themselves to their schooling. Often times, the Mentor can act as a counselor, tutor, and person who holds the student accountable for their actions.

Check and Connect is not just for students. The program Mentor works with teachers, administrators, and caregivers to find ways to help the student. It is a team effort to help the student succeed.

Teachers and Administrators look out for students they believe would be a good fit for the program, but there might also be concerns that they aren’t able to see. If you believe your student is not finding the motivation to come to school or stay in school, Check and Connect might be a way of helping them forward. Please contact your student’s counselor or an administrator if you would like to learn more about the program, or are interested in signing them up.

All exams are scheduled by the College Board. Please look over the exam dates carefully. Know that if you have planned family events interfering with the assigned test days and times (regular and late) you may have to forfeit the $40 non-refundable registration fee and not be able to take the AP exam in May. The College Board dictates these exam dates and times, and there are very few exceptions for alternate/late testing exam dates. Additionally, the 2023-2024 school year ends prior to completion of the late testing window. In the past, students have had to utilize the late testing window due to athletic competitions, sudden illness, or unexpected injury. If this happens this year, please know that late testing will take place May 22, 23, and 24. This could interfere with graduation practice, the graduation ceremony, and/or plans scheduled for after graduation. Below is a link displaying all the regularly scheduled exams and a link for the late testing window exams. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the AP exam schedule please don’t hesitate to contact me at kate.miklos@sycsd.org

May 2024 Regular Testing Exam Schedule 

May 2024 Late Testing Exam Schedule

May 2024 AP Exam Ordering and Payment Information

All AP students should have received access to the google ordering form in their AP classes. There is a 2 step process to ensure an AP exam is ordered without incurring a $40 late fee. 

  1. Complete the online google form entitled "AP Exams at SHS May 2024," which was shared with you by your AP teacher(s). 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 (Mrs. Miklos) will provide you with a special code to order your selected exam(s).

The ordering deadline is 11/1/2023. Regularly scheduled exams will take place between Monday, May 6, 2024 and Friday, May 17, 2024.


The total exam fee for 2023-2024 is $98 per exam, except for AP Seminar and AP Research, which have a cost of $146 per exam. A $40 registration fee is due by 11/1/2023 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 or contact the SHS counseling office at 717-235-4811 x4520. 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 on "School Store," then "Store Home."

  3. Select "AP Exam Registration," and select the exams you/your child is registering for.

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

Tutoring is available for any student that would benefit. This year there are eighteen tutors for all subjects and writing. Below is the link for students to sign up for tutoring: Tutoring Form 23-24.
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 

Please note to check back in a week 

On Monday, September 11, 2022, York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) will open registration for thirteen of 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 can register for beginning Monday, September 11th are in Healthcare, Marketing, Law, Automotive Technology, Performing Arts, Athletic Training, Accounting, Engineering, Criminal Justice/Forensics, Respiratory Care, Financial Services, Media Careers,, 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 will also be hung in the commons area and appear in relevant classrooms. If you have any questions, please address them to the counseling office. 
New this year: Career and College Lunch Fairs

SHS is proud to announce Career and College Lunch Fairs at the high school during lunches beginning in October. These events will feature career and college representatives set up in the Commons area available to interact with students during their lunch periods to address their questions about programs, requirements, and benefits of certain colleges and careers.

These informal meetings during lunches allow students to learn more about careers and trades while forming connections with organizations that can help them make their future career a reality.  

The tentative dates for these events:
Thursday October 26th:
       -  Automotive Training Center
       -  U.S. Coast Guard
       -  U.S. Air Force
       - Empire Beauty School

Tuesday November 7th:
       - Penn State York
       - Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
       - Moravian University
       - PA State Police
       - Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue
       - HACC
       - York College
       - Universal Technical Institute
       - Savannah College of Art and Design,
       - Wilson College
       - York Technical Institute

Tuesday November 28th
Tuesday December 19th
Thursday January 11th
Thursday January 25th
Tuesday February 13th
Tuesday February 27th
Thursday March 7th
Thursday March 21th
Tuesday April 9th

Additional information on the upcoming Career and College Lunch Fairs will be communicated to students through Naviance and during morning announcements. 

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
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Mr. Kevin Molin, Ed. D., Principal
Mr. James Sterner, Assistant Principal
Ms. Jennifer Smith, Assistant Principal 

3280 Fissels Church Road
Glen Rock, PA 17327
Phone: 717-235-4811 ext 4901
Fax: 717-227-1951

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