Welcome, Juniors! Please see below for helpful information and resources.
Help! My Child's Almost a Senior!
If you were unable to attend our event, please feel free to view the presentations here.
Contact your school counselor with any questions.
Financial Aid (Paying for College)
GHS Procedures for College Applications
Navigating Common App & Parchment
Announcements - Check back often for updates!
BigFuture x LinkedIn: Career Week - Join BigFuture® and LinkedIn for this series of free, virtual events to learn about the most in-demand jobs, how to build your network, and how to craft your own LinkedIn profile. Get all your career questions answered, and hear guest speakers from TikTok, Deloitte, and more. Click here for more information.
New Horizons Regional Education Centers Application - Rising 11th and 12th grade students who have completed applicable prerequisites are eligible to apply to take Career & Technical Education courses offered through the New Horizons Regional Education Center (NHREC). The application window is currently closed. See your school counselor to be placed on the waiting list.
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 Free Online Study Resource - Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard for math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more! Simply select a course or use the search box.
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!