York Prom will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier in Chicago. This letter contains important information for students and parents.  

This all-inclusive evening includes transportation to and from the Prom, a strolling dinner and dessert reception, soft drinks, and dancing at the Crystal Gardens. The cost of the Prom is $110. The Post Prom cruise aboard the Odyssey has been arranged by the PTSA. The optional cruise continues to be a very popular option and, once again, promises to complete a memorable night. Tickets for Post Prom are $35 per person for a total of $145.

Check-in will begin at 5:45 p.m. at the school. York High School does not permit the use of limousines to drop students off at school and students will be unable to attend if they use one. Bus service on a luxury coach will be provided and required to and from Navy Pier. The luxury coaches will leave York High School at 6:15 p.m. Prom will begin at 7:15 p.m. and end at 11:15 p.m. The Post Prom cruise boards at 11:30 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. The Post Prom buses will return to York around 3 a.m. Buses for students not attending Post Prom will return around 12:15 a.m.

To purchase a Prom ticket, students must follow this procedure:

1. Fill out the Prom Ticket Request form (using their Elmhurst205 account) at and obtain a confirmation number. Every student who plans to attend Prom must complete his/her own information form. (If you are bringing a non-York guest, you must complete the guest information).

2. Have the attached letter filled out and signed, and then present it at the time the ticket is purchased.

Seniors may purchase Tickets for the Prom & Post Prom from April 2nd-18th. At this time, seniors have the option to buy a ticket for one guest (who does not need to be a senior), but both tickets must be purchased at the same time. Juniors may purchase tickets from April 5th-18th. Payment is by cash or check (payable to Beck’s Bookstore) or credit card.  No tickets will be sold after Thursday, April 18th. Due to the capacity aboard the Odyssey Cruise ship, only the first 712 students will be able to attend. We have a capacity of 920 students at Prom.

Bus assignments are made at the time of ticket purchase. If you are wanting to be on a bus with your group, you must plan to purchase tickets at the same time. There will be no bus assignment switches made and students are not allowed to change bus assignments on their own.

If a junior or senior student is purchasing a ticket for a guest from another school, the guest and parent/guardian must complete and sign a separate Guest Request Form available in the Dean’s Office. York students must accompany their non-York guests at all times throughout the evening, including Post Prom.

The PTSA has generously agreed to pay for the luxury buses to help keep the combined cost of Prom and Post Prom at $145 per person. If you need assistance with the cost of Prom, please have your senior student contact his/her counselor or social worker.

All school rules and conduct regarding alcohol, tobacco, vape pens, etc. will be enforced at this function and applied to the student and their guest (see Student Handbook for rules). Noncompliance with these rules will result in removal from the dance, and parents will be contacted to pick up their student. Any other disciplinary action will be applied and will be subject to additional consequences as deemed appropriate by the administration.  The dress code is formal. Any student whose attire is deemed inappropriate by the administration will not be given a refund. Students are not permitted to bring large purses or bags on the bus, and all carry-on items will be subject to inspection.

Due to our binding contracts with Crystal Gardens, Coach USA, and the Odyssey cruise company, we will be unable to provide refunds for students who choose not to attend Prom or Post-Prom after April 18, 2019. Students may not sell their tickets to another student. Tickets must be purchased from the bookstore ONLY.

Junior Prom Ticket Sales

Good afternoon Juniors-

We are making a change in the way that we offer junior prom ticket sales this year.  Please take a moment to view a screencast or read the email below.

In order to avoid juniors feeling pressured to get to school early on the first day of prom ticket sales, we are going to create a 'virtual line' for all juniors.  At 7:30am on Friday April 5th, students can fill out this google form to enter the virtual line for all juniors.  Any junior wanting to attend prom will need to fill out this form to enter the 'virtual line' to purchase their prom tickets.  Students will not be able to purchase tickets without having this form completed.   

After completing this form, you will be notified your place in the 'virtual line' by 8:30am on April 5th.  Starting 4th period on that day, juniors will be able to purchase their reserved tickets.  All purchases must be completed by Monday, April 8th at 3:30 pm.  After that time, any unclaimed tickets will be released to the next person on the waiting list. 

Remember, there is no reason to come to school early on Friday April 5th, because you are unable to purchase tickets until 4th period that day.