York County School Division Strategic Plan

Goal 2: Engagement & Rigor


Objective: Curriculum


  • Prior to FY15, staff will develop curriculum for a middle school course that prepares students for challenging high school courses.

    • A Middle School Workgroup met in August and October to review current course offerings for middle school students and literature on college preparedness. From this review, the group identified the skills and experiences students need to be successful in advanced courses and as a result of this work, made the following course recommendation:
    Title Advanced Course Experience
    Course Description This course is designed for students interested in advance course work in high school. Students are exposed to AP level experiences with the goal of developing foundational skills, key strategies, and content knowledge needed to be successful in challenging courses. The content of this course provides the appropriate preparation for AP course work.

  • Staff will review and make recommendations regarding secondary course options in high demand career fields to be offered beginning in FY15.

  • Action Steps:
    • A High School Workgroup met in August and September to make recommendations for course options in high demand career fields. During these meetings, the group reviewed data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the Virginia Employment Commission; guest speakers were also invited to share their expertise with the group.

    • The workgroup made two recommendations: expand Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences beyond Bruton High and add Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow. From the research and work of this workgroup, two additional courses were recommended by a sub-committee of division administrators: Networking Essentials and Student Technology Leadership Corps. The Program of Studies (POS) Committee reviewed these recommendations and supported the addition of Student Technology Leadership Corps to the POS.
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