Bendicsen, Cathleen, Ed.D.
Counseling Department Chair        504 Coordinator


Dollaske, Kara
School Counselor


Feldkamp-Pradhan, Julie
School Counselor            


Fuller, Andrew 
School Counselor


Gardner, William
School Counselor


Goldman, Karla
School Counselor


Julian, Lisa
School Counselor       


Oliveros, Diane 
Bilingual School Counselor


Thompson, Amy
College and Career Counselor


Tucker, Ashley
School Counselor


Walz, Ryan
School Counselor


Weber, Trisha
School Counselor




Freshmen Course Selection (Class of 2024- Current 8th Graders):


Sophomore Course Selection (Class of 2023-Current Freshmen):


Junior Course Selection (Class of 2022- Current Sophomores):


Senior Course Selection (Class of 2021- Current Juniors):


2020 Mentoring Application

APPLICATION HERECalling all Freshman Mentoring Applicants for the 2020 mentoring year!  Counselors seek a wide range of personalities, strengths and leadership styles.  The application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020. 

The Freshman Mentor Program provides 10th - 12th grade students the opportunity to work with freshmen in a leadership role. By working with freshmen on a weekly basis for the first semester of school, mentors help provide a supportive environment for these students as they being their high school experience. Candidates for the program undergo a rigorous application process. Those chosen for the program participate in ongoing training that focuses on leadership and communication techniques. All mentors are required to abide by the York Code of Conduct. The Freshman Mentor Program is listed on the transcript as a pass/fail class and is assigned .50 credits at completion of the program.

In addition to the completed and submitted application, the following pieces of information will be used to determine the 2020 Freshman Mentors:

1.  Group Interview 

2. Academic Standing (C or 2.00 GPA average minimum)

3. Discipline Record

4. Historical Attendance

5. Signed Statement of Commitment





There are a variety of ways in which students can seek support within the walls of YHS!  

From Peer Tutoring in the Learning Commons, the Math Lab, the Test Make-Up Center (TMC) and our College and Career Resouce Center (CCRC), we have a lot to offer.  


York's College & Career Resource Counselor is Mrs. Amy Thompson.  The work that Mrs. Thompson does complements the comprehensive counseling services that the York Counseling Department provides throughout each student's high school career.  

Junior and Senior students receive the most direct-services from the CCRC, but all students are encouraged to discuss post-secondary planning with their assigned school counselor, in addition to utilizing York's post-secondary planning resources: Naviance and Career Cruising.  

Link to: College & Career Resource Center

Link to: Career Cruising

Link to: Naviance Family Connection 


York's CEEB Code is 141-805.  This code is necessary when registering for a standardized college admissions test.  



In the News: Info Parents Can Use
Looking for the latest news and information in adolescent development, post-secondary trends and other hot topics?  Here are some great articles and resources that you may find helpful in your household:



Your confidentiality and privacy as a student is important to  us as school counselors. What you tell us will never be repeated unless you reveal information on harming yourself, harming others, situations of being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, or we are required by the court or legal proceedings to do so. If there is ever a need to reveal information, we  will ensure that you are aware of this and we will work with you to handle the situation in a way that respects you, your feelings, and your needs. 


The overall mission of the York Counseling Department is to form strong connections with York students and families.  Through these connections, counselors support student's development through the areas of academic, career/college/post-secondary and social/emotional growth.  An underlying theme throughout the work of your student's counselor is "self-advocacy".  Self-advocacy, that is the individual's ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert their own interests, desires, needs and rights, is critical to develop throughout the high school experience.  This involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions.  

The York Counseling Department assists each student in the normal developmental tasks and challenges that all adolescents face.  York Community High School counselors are committed to the continual and reflective personal growth of our students.  The counseling program is designed to assist each student in learning skills and setting goals to reach one's potential in the academic, social/emotional and career/college/post-secondary domains.     

The majority of York students stay with the same counselor throughout their high school years and a strong attempt is made to allow counselors to remain with families when siblings attend York.  As York counselors, we have the responsibility to provide a comprehensive counseling program that is mindful of the developmental needs of all students.  Planning for the future is an important aspect of the counseling program.