College & Career Resource Center

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 listed in the right hand menu under CCRC 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:

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

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

SCOIRhttps://www.scoir.com/

(Personal login required - see your counselor)

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 Assistant.

CCRC ASSISTANT

Mary Armstrong
630-617-2460

CCRC COUNSELOR

Amy Thompson
athompson@elmhurst205.org

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. Each student has an assigned counselor who can answer many post-high school planning questions as well. Parents and students have access to their assigned counselor all 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!

2021-22 CCRC PROGRAMMING

York High School's Counseling Department works to help students and their 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
Info sent via email to parents/guardians on 8/3/2021
Same info sent to seniors on 8/3/2021.
 
  • Various times and dates.
 
In Person, Zoom, and Recording Available after in-person/zoom sessions are concluded.
Senior Summer Sessions
Seniors applying to four-year colleges/universities and their parent(s)/guardian(s).
 
To sign up for a session, go to        THIS LINK
An essential component of the application process is being organized and being able to request and track transcripts & letters of rec. Naviance is THE tool to use. These video tutorials will get you on track. Watch them!

Saturday, August 21:

  • 8am-11:30am

In-Person (Auditorium/Cafeteria)

Senior Parent Saturday Senior Parents/ Guardians Welcome & Breakout Sessions. Attend as many or few as you wish. Details in email to senior parents. 
OPENS
Tuesday, August 24:
  • 8pm
Online
Naviance Transcript Requests 
Seniors
To request transcripts, seniors must have completed several important steps and turn in a "pink sheet" to the CCRC after requesting in Naviance.

Wednesday, October, 13:

  • 7pm

Offered via Zoom only.

and Thursday, October 14:

  • 10:30am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:30pm

Offered via Zoom only.

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

These workshops are set aside for families to work on completing and submitting their FAFSA. Staff will be available to assist if questions arise. RSVP required HERE. (link goes live in mid-September)

Wednesday,  October 27th: 

  • 7pm

Auditorium & Zoom

College Information Night: Junior Parents

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of Juniors

To attend virtually, sign up via the links, below:

RSVP HERE (English)

RSVP HERE (Spanish)

Pressing topics for junior students and parents will be presented: Testing, Career Search, College Search, Course Selection, & more.

Monday,    November 1:

  • Periods 1-4
  • Auditorium

Tuesday,    November 2: 

  • Periods 5-8
  • Auditorium

Tuesday,    November 2:

  • 7pm via Zoom
  • This session for any who missed the in-person sessions
Junior Post-High School Planning Meetings Juniors Juniors are expected to attend a session to learn more about how to start digging in to their post-high school planning process.

Sunday, 11/15:

Online

Recommended FAFSA Filing Deadline    

Monday,      December 6:

7pm

Auditorium & Zoom

 

 

College of DuPage Information Night

Seniors planning to attend COD

To attend virtually, RSVP HERE

Learn about applying, scholarships, financial aid, placement testing, advising & more!

SEMESTER TWO PROGRAMS:

Date, Time, Location

Name of Program Target Audience Brief Description

Monday, January 24-Tuesday, February 1

Various Times 

Via PE classes

Know Your Resources for Post-High School Planning Juniors

Juniors will attend small group sessions to learn the "ins and outs" of using online college planning tools. 

Tuesday, January 25:

7pm

Auditorium & Forum Rooms

 

College Planning Night: Paying for College

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


 

Information to assist in finding colleges that are a good financial fit & how financial aid works.

Monday, February 28:

7pm

Zoom

Life After York Q&A: Parent-to-Parent Advice on College and Other Paths to Success Parents of sophomores and juniors York's Academic Boosters, in conjunction with the York Counseling Department will provide round table discussions featuring a wide range of topics for parents to choose from. The set-up is "speed-dating style" so parents can select to go to the Zoom Sessions featuring the topics they are most interested in learning more about and to ask questions.

Wednesdays in March

Zoom

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. 

 

COD Field Trip   Not offered this year.

Monday, May 1st

 

Duke Decision Day Seniors Seniors are invited to share their post-high school decision.