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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

630-617-2460

 

Amy Thompson

630-617-2472

Class of 2016: Where Are They Going?

This report is based upon the final transcript requests of the Class of 2016. 

 

Common App Corner

Step-By-Step Guide to the ENTIRE Common App (provided by CollegeWise Consulting): 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. 

 

Welcome

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, please call Mrs. Mary Armstrong at 630-617-2460 or email at marmstrong@elmhurst205.org

Thank you!

2016-17 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.

 

SEMESTER ONE PROGRAMS :

 

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

Various Times/Dates

From late July to mid-August

See Link, to right

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

45-60 minute sessions with students and parent(s) to learn the workings of Naviance to assist in the college search, organization, and application process.

Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/z78nra6

Monday 8/15 

Periods 4, 6 & After School

Auditorium

OR

Tuesday 8/16

Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8

Auditorium

 

Senior College Meetings Seniors

Seniors will attend from their PE classes. Students without PE need to attend during a free period (lunch or study hall) or attend either the before or after school session.

 

We will review the entire college application, admission, and financial aid process. This is for ALL seniors.

Saturday 8/20

8am -11:20am

Auditorium

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

Breakout sessions: 

8-8:15am: Welcome & Orientation

8:20-9:40am: Conquering College Cost

8:20-9:10am OR 9:50am-10:40am: Applying & Deciding

9:20-9:40am OR 9:50-10:40am OR 10:50-11:20am: CCRC Open House

10:50-11:20am: College for Students with IEP's & 504's (See Special Needs page)

OPEN 8/21 @7pm

Online

 

Naviance Transcript Requests Open  Seniors This will be the first day that seniors were able to 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.

Wednesday 9/29

Periods 2-6

Aurora East HS

 

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, 10/18

6-8:30pm

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. 

October

Dates TBD

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, 11/7

7-9pm

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

-Testing

Monday, 11/7

Periods 4, 6 and After School

Auditorium

OR

Tuesday, 11/8

Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8

Auditorium

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, 12/12

7pm

Auditorium

 

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 2016.

Monday, 11/15 Recommended FAFSA Filing Deadline Senior Families 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. 

 

 

Alumni Visit Days Any York students

Stop by the tables in the Commons during your lunch period to talk with recent York grads about their college and/or their experience with the college transition. 

SEMESTER TWO PROGRAMS:

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

 

 

Alumni Visit Day Any York student  

Week of January 17th during PE Classes

CCRC

Naviance Program for 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 was emailed to juniors.

 

     

Wednesday, 2/17 7pm

Auditorium

 

 

Wednesday, 2/17 8pm

Auditorium

CCRC

 

College Planning Night: Finding the Fit

 

College Planning Night: Special Populations

 

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


 

7pm:

"Finding the Fit" Program is for all families. 

 

 

8pm: 

"Special Populations" Program is for:

Students with Special Needs (IEP & 504)

OR 

First Generation (Parents did not attend college or did not attend college in the US)

Tuesday, 2/21, 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

March, TBD

York Commons

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. 

March, TBD

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!

Tuesday, 4/21 

@7pm 

(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 

Commons

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.