York Community High School

CCRC Hours

The CCRC is open on school days as follows:

7:15am to 3:30pm M-F


To set up individual appointments, contact the CCRC Secretary.

CCRC Secretary

Armstrong, Mary
CCRC Secretary

CCRC Counselor

Thompson, Amy
College and Career Counselor athompson@elmhurst205.org

CCRC Phone Numbers

Mary Armstrong



Amy Thompson


Class of 2017: Where Are They Going?

This report is based upon the final transcript requests of the Class of 2017. 


List in Alpha Order


List by Popularity


Summary Matriculation Report Over Multiple Years

Common App Corner

Step-By-Step Guide to the ENTIRE Common App (provided by CollegeWise Consulting - Providing this information is not an endorsement of their company or services): Common App Guide


Common App Matching: Here is a video to explain these steps if you prefer not to read the steps below: Common App Matching

Follow these steps in your Common App account. Once these steps are completed, you will be able to "match" your Naviance account to your Common App account.

1. Log into your Common App Account.

2. Click on the "Common App" tab (one of the four navigational tabs)

3. On the left, will be a list of pages you have to complete. Click on "Education".

4. Complete the first portion of this section. This is the only section of the "Common App" tab you have to complete to enable Naviance matching.

5. If you already have added colleges to your "My Colleges" tab, click on the red bar for one of the schools. Then, click on "Recommenders and FERPA". Complete this section. If you have not completed the "Education" section on the "Common App" tab, you will not be able to complete this section. If you do not have any colleges listed in your "My Colleges" tab, you will need to add them by clicking on the "College Search" tab, search for your schools and add them to your list of colleges. 


Once those two sections are completed, you should log into your Naviance account, click on "Colleges I'm Applying To", enter your common app username (email address), and click on "match". The matching should be complete. If it does not work, you need to go back and re-check the steps above to ensure that the necessary sections are complete. 



The College Career Resource Center (CCRC) is available to our students to assist them in preparing for life after high school. Choosing a career path can be a difficult decision. When students have some idea of the type of career they are interested in, it helps determine a college major or what type of specialty, trade school or training option would be required to accomplish their career goals.

The subjects at the left will help students work through the process of deciding on a career and/or a college. It provides the tools necessary to travel through the post-high school planning process.


Our primary research tools are as follows:

Career Cruising: http://www.careercruising.com  

(obtain login information from your counselor or the CCRC)

Naviance:  http://connection.naviance.com/ychsil  

(each student & parent has a personal login - see your counselor)

Appointments with the CCRC Counselor

Mrs. Thompson is available for individual appointments with seniors only during the first semester and students in any grade level during second semester of the school year. To set up an appointment, from early August to early June, please call Mrs. Mary Armstrong at 630-617-2460 or email at marmstrong@elmhurst205.org

Thank you!

2017-18 CCRC Programming

York High School's Counseling Department works to help families prepare for life after high school. In that light, here is a list of this year's programming offered via the College & Career Resource Center.




Date/Time/Location Name of Program Target Audience Brief Description

Various Times & Dates in August

(See link)




Senior Summer Sessions Seniors applying to four-year colleges/universities and their parent(s)/guardian(s)

Learn the workings of Naviance to assist in the college search, organization, and parts of the application process.


Sign-Up REQUIRED. View times and dates as well as sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/y88lql65

Thursday, 8/17:

Before School (6:40am), and Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, & 8.

Friday 8/18:

Periods 4, 6 & After School




Senior College Meetings Seniors

Seniors attended from their PE classes. Students without PE needed to attend during a free period or before.after school.


We will review the entire college application, admission, and financial aid process as well as address other post-high school options. This is for ALL seniors.

Saturday, 8/19:

8am Welcome

Breakouts as listed


Auditorium, Commons, and CCRC


Senior Parent Saturday Senior Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Breakout sessions: 

8:20am: Conquering College Cost

8:20 or 9:50am: Applying & Deciding

10:50am: IEP's & 504's in College

10:50am: Athletic Recruitment

11:40am: Alternatives to Traditional College (GAP year, Trades, Apprenticeships, Manufacturing, Military, Certificates and Career-specific Associates degrees at the community college.)


Sunday, 8/20:





Naviance Transcript Requests Open  Seniors This will be the first day that seniors may make transcript requests in Naviance. Pink tracking sheets should also be turned in for each request the same day or very next day after requesting in Naviance.



National Hispanic College Fair Hispanic/Latino Juniors The National Hispanic College Fair organization provides a bus for us to bring our students to this college fair.

Tuesday, 10/17:



College of DuPage PE Building

College of DuPage College Fair Any York Student College of DuPage hosts an annual College Fair with over 100 four-year colleges/universities attending. This is a great opportunity for students (and their family) to gather information and make contact with college admission professionals. 

Tuesday, 10/24:


CCRC (day)

CCRC/Commons (night)

FAFSA Completion Workshops Seniors and their Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

This program is designed for families to set aside time to complete their FAFSA and have experts available if any questions arise during the process. 


Registration Required. Link provided in late September.

Monday, 10/30:



Choir, Orchestra, Band Rms


College Information Night: Junior Parents Parent(s)/guardian(s) of Juniors

Three breakouts:

-The College Search & Application Process

-Utilizing Resources for Planning


Tuesday, 10/31:

Periods 4, 6



Thursday, 11/2:

Periods 1,2,3,5,7,8 


After School CCRC

Junior College Meetings Juniors Large group presentation to help juniors jump start their college search process. Juniors attend during their PE class and if they do not have PE, must attend during a free period such as lunch, study hall, or before or after school.

Monday, 12/4:




College of DuPage Information Night Seniors

A representative from the College of DuPage as well as York Counseling Department will provide insight to college life at COD and the steps to apply, register, and enroll at the College of DuPage for Fall of 2018.

Wednesday, 11/15 Recommended FAFSA Filing Deadline Senior Families, especially families with high financial need Families are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA by this deadline, especially those with high financial need as State of Illinois funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 



Date/Time/Location Name of Program Target Audience Brief Description

January 16-25:

Various Days & Periods, During PE Classes


Using Naviance for Planning, Juniors Juniors

Juniors will attend group sessions in the CCRC to learn the "ins and outs" of using Naviance. Juniors not enrolled in PE should plan to attend during their study hall or lunch on one of the scheduled days. This information will be emailed to juniors and parents/guardians.

Monday, 2/12: 






College Planning Night: Understanding College Cost & Financial Aid



Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and their student(s) in Grades 9, 10, 11.


Information explaining the FAFSA, how financial aid is managed by colleges, and what you can do to plan ahead will all be presented. 

Friday, 3/16: Periods 1-8


Invitation Only

Black Student Leadership Conference Juniors Students of color face unique questions and potential obstacles when planning for life after high school. This conference aims to help eliminate obstacles and inspire students to achieve their goals.

Wednesdays in March

Lunch Periods



Alumni Visit Days Any York Student Any student at York is invited to speak with recent York grads about the college they attend, the transition to college, what to expect, and to ask about all the other questions or concerns they have regarding life after high school. 


College of DuPage
College of DuPage Field Trip Seniors who have applied/been admitted to COD Senior who plan to attend COD after graduation and who have applied for admission will be invited to attend this field trip. Participants will learn the process to register for classes, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and much, much more!

Monday, 4/23


(reception/check-in begins at 6:15pm)

Invitation Only

Scholarship Night Seniors who have earned scholarships from local and other organizations Local and other organizations who wish to send a representative to present their award to recipients in the Class of 2016 will be invited to attend. Seniors receiving these awards and their immediate family will also be invited.

Monday, May 1st 


Duke Decision Day Seniors Seniors are invited to wear their college and/or military shirts to school and to place a marker on our giant map to share their post-high school decision.