Seniors Class of 2023

Welcome, Seniors! Please see below for helpful information and resources as you navigate your senior year. Check back often for updates!

    • Announcements - Check back often for updates!

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  • York County Outstanding Youth Award - Are you or someone you know an outstanding York County high school student?  Nominate them for one of four $1000 Outstanding Youth Award Education Scholarships!  See the linked nomination form for award criteria and more details.  Nominations must be received by Friday, February 17, 2023, by 5:00 pm.  

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  • National Youth Science Camp - The 2023 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is scheduled to be held from June 19, 2023 to July 12, 2023 in a hybrid virtual and in-person format.  The goal of NYSCamp is to provide current Juniors and Seniors engaging learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related professions.  Two delegates per state will be selected by representatives of the governor's office.  To apply, please complete an application and direct any questions to your State Selection Coordinator. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, February 28, 2023, by 6:00 pm.  

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  • York County Youth Commission - Are you looking for a service opportunity?  Would you like to be a voice for youth in York County?  The York County Youth Commission may be a perfect fit for you!  Follow the link for more information and application details.  Applications must be received by Friday, March 24, 2023, at 5:00 pm.

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  • Class of 2023 College Acceptance and Scholarships - Did you receive a college acceptance letter?  Were you offered a scholarship?  CONGRATULATIONS!  Please let us know to which schools you have been accepted and which scholarships you have been awarded, even if you don't plan to attend the school or accept the scholarship.  

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  • Resources 

    Senior Fall Newsletter - Check out the Senior Newsletter for important information as you prepare for your senior year and post-secondary opportunities.

    Senior Activity & Information Sheet - Use the Senior Activity & Information Sheet to highlight all of your accomplishments throughout your high school career.  Students applying to colleges through the Common App or requesting a letter of recommendation will need to complete this form and submit it to their school counselor.

    Opportunities Booklet - The Opportunities Booklet is your guide to prepare for continuing education beyond high school, whether attending a career and technical education institution, community college, or four-year college or university.

    Big Future - Big Future is a free, comprehensive set of digital resources that helps guide students through the journey to plan, search, and pay for college.   

    Commonly Asked Questions on the Common App - Feeling a little confused about how to add your counselor to your Common App?  These tips may help!

    AP Credit Policy Search - Your AP Scores could earn you college credit or advanced placement (meaning you could skip certain courses in college). Use the AP Credit Policy Search to find colleges that offer credit or placement for AP Scores.  

    AP Score Reporting - Please note that Grafton High School does not get individual score reports.  To get college credit or placement for your AP scores, you have to request that the College Board send an official AP score report to the college.  Follow this link for more information and frequently asked questions.

    Transfer Virginia - Dual enrollment opportunities offer courses through which you may earn college credits. You must have a 3.0 GPA to enroll in a DE course. Click this link to learn more about making the most of dual enrollment classes and how they can transfer to Transfer Virginia partner Institutions. 

    Community Service Log - Use the Community Service Log to track your volunteer hours.  Community service hours may be logged for various Honor Societies, the Honors Program, and/or the Board of Education Seal for Excellence in Civics Education.  See the YCSD Program of Studies or your school counselor for more information.  

    Khan Academy SAT Test Prep - Utilize Khan Academy's free, personalized test practice plan to maximize your SAT score!

    Study Skills Tips (video) - Feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to studying?  These 9 Study Tips may help!

    Pomodoro Time Management Technique - Getting things done on time can be challenging when faced with distractions.  Try this technique for focused work with planned breaks in between.

    Senior Year Checklist - Use the checklist below from the Opportunities booklet to help keep you on track as you navigate your Senior year and prepare for post-secondary college or career readiness!