PTSA Academic Committee

Meetings


NEXT PTSA-AC MEETING:
Friday, February 5, 2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am

via Zoom

(see info. to the right -->)

Featured Guest -
TBD

Meeting & Program Schedule
Meeting Minutes

For guest speaker presentation summaries,
visit our "ACADEMICS@YORK" pages.

 

PARENT ORGANIZATIONS LIST
Get involved and make a difference at the high school! Check out this list of parent organizations.
 

NEWSLETTER: ACADEMIC NEWS @ YORK

NEWSLETTER LIBRARY
Club accomplishments, test
news, events, awards... there is a LOT going on at York!

Higher Education Resources


CONTACT US
Questions?  Suggestions? Send an email to the PTSA Academic Committee:

  • For web site inquiries, include the key word WEBMASTER in your subject line.
  • To submit suggestions to the Making the Most of York Guidebook, include the word MMY in your subject line.
  • To submit information about an Enrichment opportunity, include the word ENRICH in your subject line.

For a complete listing of AC contacts, please click here.

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The Academic Committee is the academic advocacy committee of the York PTSA, spotlighting those York clubs and PTSA events/activities which are
academically-oriented. 
PTSA at York promotes the welfare of all York students and the York community.

February PTSA-AC Meeting


The PTSA Academic Committee invites you to its next meeting on Friday, February 5th from 8:30-10am. Our featured guest has not yet been determined.

We hope you'll join us.

Membership in the PTSA is not necessary for this event, but please consider clicking here, selecting the "Join the PTSA online" option on the left, and signing up for this year's membership. And don't forget, if you're a member of the PTSA, then you're a member of the Academic Committee! 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

Virtual Meeting on January 8th
 


Thanks for all who were able to attend the PTSA-AC Zoom meeting on January 8th, featuring Assistant Principal Meredith Sheriff.

You can access a recording of the meeting here.

 

Parent Volunteers Needed: Life After York Q&A Event


Whether or not you have a recent York alum in the family, we could use your help!

Are you the parent of a York graduate? Whether your child went on to four-year college, two-year college, the military, a gap year, or something else, sharing your experience could help the next generation of Duke families.

"Life After York" volunteers pay it forward by talking with fellow York parents who are currently in the throes of post-high school planning with their children. You don’t have to be an expert in life planning to volunteer. Materials will be provided to help you lead a discussion.

Are you the parent of a current York student? If you'd like to help out  -- and in the process learn more about helping your child prepare for life after York -- we'd love to have you on our team of volunteers. We need folks to help monitor chats in breakout rooms, for example.

This year’s event is Monday, February 22nd, 7 - 9pm, via Zoom. Check out the website or contact Jenn Toffler at tofflerj@mac.com for more info.

 

Virtual Coffee and Q&A on Dec. 4th


Thanks to all who were able to attend the PTSA Academic Committee Virtual Coffee and Q&A on 12/4. Welcome to the York community, parents of current 8th graders!

You can access a recording of the meeting here

The York administrative team continues to update its helpful FAQ list. You can access it here.    

 

CLICK TO READ THE GUIDE!
UPDATED FOR 2019-20!

Para leer la guía en español,
haga clic aquí


 

Monthly Checklist

A Grade-by-Grade Guide
for York Parents & Students
 

CLICK TO READ THE CHECKLIST!
PLEASE NOTE: MANY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN CHANGED OR CANCELED DURING THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

Para leer la lista en español,
haga clic aquí


 

PTSA Academic Committee



The York PTSA Academic Committee was formed to fulfill one of many elements of the PTSA mission -- to advocate for and support activities that encourage a robust academic environment at York. The committee does this by spotlighting those York clubs and PTSA events/activities which are academically-oriented.

In addition, by developing parent guidebooks, online tools, and organizing monthly PTSA-AC presentations by York faculty and administration, PTSA-AC offers all parents a terrific way to learn about the amazing environment at York, and how to navigate and balance the many academically rich opportunities for their child.

Advocate ♦ Partner ♦ Encourage ♦ Celebrate

SPOTLIGHT EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPS 2020 - 2021

Academic Boosters committee shines a light on PTSA's academically-oriented events/activities at York, including:

Open House – September 17th
PTSA and PTSA-AC Fall Evening Program – October 19th
National Honor Society Induction: hospitality – November (?)
8th Grade Activity & Academic Night – December (?)
Parent-to-Parent Coffee with Parents of 8th Graders – Dec. 4, tentatively
Life After York Q&A – February (?)
PTSA and PTSA-AC Spring Evening Program – March 8th
World Language Honor Society Induction: hospitality – March (?)
Spring Testing Day – April 14
Duke Decision Day – May 3 (?)
Academic/Athletic Awards Night – May 4
 


** FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TESTING AT YORK, VISIT

"MAKING THE MOST OF YORK:
A PARENT TO PARENT GUIDE"

VERSION 2019-20

 


  • The mission of the PTSA Academic Committee is to raise school and community awareness of academic achievement at York High School.
  • We do this by partnering with York administration and the community to recognize both high achievers and those who strive to improve.
  • We work to increase participation in and recognition of academically related clubs and activities.
  • We advocate for strong and diverse course offerings that challenge every student.