Student achievement and continuous student growth are the core priorities of the York County School Division. The division’s strategic plan includes the goal that students will consistently demonstrate growth and excellence in the skills and knowledge needed to be productive citizens.
Over the course of a school year, students take various assessments to gauge their understanding of the curriculum. In addition to unit and quarterly assessments, students also state the state administered Standards of Learning tests, which are primarily given in the spring. SOL scores determine the school division's state accreditation and measure progress toward federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) targets.
High school students also may take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Most colleges and universities require that prospective students take the SAT, and students can earn college credit through successful completion of AP courses and by earning high scores on AP exams.
Additional information about school accreditation status, test scores and other achievement benchmarks can be found through links provided on the right side of this page.