Welcome, Juniors! Please see below for helpful information and resources.
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.
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.
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.
Pathways2Careers Program - Current high school students are invited to register for the Pathways2Careers Program hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce. This program connects students to local businesses and offers an opportunity for current 11th and 12th grade students to interview to receive one of two college or trade school scholarships. Check out the link above for the registration form and upcoming dates.
Junior Newsletter - Check out the Junior Newsletter for important information as you navigate your junior year and prepare for post-secondary opportunities.
Course Planning - If you were unable to attend our Course Planning Night or would like to review the presentation, we've got you covered! This presentation will walk you through graduation requirements and diploma types, credits and verified credits, the YCSD Honors and specialty programs, course options, and next steps. Please see your school counselor for more information.
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 at the senior meeting.
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.
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.
NCAA Eligibility Center - Want to play college sports? If you want to compete in NCAA sports, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Plan to register early to avoid getting caught in the backlog of athletes trying to get cleared at the end of the year. Follow this link for information on navigating the registration process.
Junior Year Checklist - Use the checklist below from the Opportunities booklet to help keep you on track as you navigate your Junior year and prepare for post-secondary college or career readiness!