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K-12 Innovation Grant

Posted on: Monday, November 28, 2022

The York County School Division (YCSD) has been awarded the K-12 Innovation grant presented to us by the Virginia Department of Education. Through this grant, YCSD will partner with Virginia Peninsula Community College (formerly Thomas Nelson Community College) to offer a dual enrollment program that allows high school students to earn the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) remote pilots license and complete a career studies certificate prior to graduating high school. Students within the dual enrollment program will have opportunities to complete the newly developed Unmanned Aircraft Systems course through YCSD as well as the UMS 107: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Remote Pilot Ground School through Virginia Peninsula Community College. Additionally, students enrolled within the dual enrollment program will have the unique opportunity to engage in a variety of work-based learning experiences to prepare them to meet the demands of this growing labor market.


Purple Star School List Grows

Posted on: Thursday, November 03, 2022

The Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact for Military Children has awarded 11 schools in the division with the 2022 Purple Star Designation, bringing the division total to 16. The Purple Star designation is valid for three years, at which time schools must reapply. For 2022, five schools (Mt. Vernon Elementary, Seaford Elementary, Queens Lake Middle, York High and York River Academy) earned the designation for the first time, while six others (Bethel Manor Elementary, Tabb Elementary, Waller Mill Elementary, Yorktown Elementary, Grafton Middle and Yorktown Middle) earned the designation for the second time.


YCSDigest - November 3, 2022

Posted on: Thursday, November 03, 2022

YCSDigest regarding Operating Budget Forums, Purple Star School List Grows, NAEP Results Released, Bailey Field Security Update, and Community Announcements


FY24 Operating Budget Forums

Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2022

The York County School Division is in the initial stages of developing the FY24 Operating Budget (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) and wants your input. We've scheduled two community sessions in the coming weeks to listen to your ideas and questions regarding the division's budget.


Parent/Student Driver Education Presentation

Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Students enrolled in Driver Education in Virginia are now required to attend a 90-minute presentation to obtain their Driver Education Certificate of Completion (DEC-1) card. This is due to an updated code passed by the 2022 Virginia General Assembly requiring all approved public, private, and commercial driver training schools to add a 90-minute parent/student component to the classroom driver education curriculum.


YCSDigest - October 6, 2022

Posted on: Thursday, October 06, 2022

YCSDigest regarding Impact Aid, Family Forum: Shining a Light on Student Mental Wellness, DoDEA Grant Award, York Foundation for Public Education, Inc., and Community Announcements


YCSD Schools Closed - October 3, 2022

Posted on: Sunday, October 02, 2022

The York County School Division is monitoring weather conditions and forecasts, specifically tidal flooding forecasts that may affect portions of our county and surrounding communities. Based on these forecasts, all schools and buildings will be closed for students and staff tomorrow, Monday, October 3, 2022. Essential staff should report as directed by supervisors.


YCSD After-school Activities Canceled - September 30, 2022

Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2022

All YCSD after-school activities and athletics for Friday, September 30, are canceled. Childcare programs operating on school campuses will communicate scheduling changes, if any, to participating families. Saturday events will continue as scheduled unless otherwise announced by individual programs.


Shining a Light on Student Mental Wellness Family Forum

Posted on: Thursday, September 29, 2022

The York County School Division, in partnership with the York County PTA, is hosting a mental health forum for families and students from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 at Grafton Middle School.


2023 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

Posted on: Monday, September 19, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Alice Fang and Joshua Way have been named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. These talented high school seniors are recognized among the best students in our nation. Alice and Joshua entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.


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