High School Level

By high school, students should be implementing a personalized Academic and Career Plan (ACP) that prepares them for post-secondary career options. In addition to rigorous and engaging class experiences, students have the opportunity to experience careers through mentorships, internships, employment, and service learning.

School counselors meet with students and parents annually to update and refine ACPs to ensure all students graduate, on-time, with the skills, knowledge, experiences and attributes defined in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate.

Career Connection resources for our students and families are available below.

Career Clusters >>

Career Clusters are broad groups of occupations with common features. There are 17 categories that encompass a broad array of careers. Learn more

Career Coach >>

Career Coaches help students explore a variety of career pathways through organized activities such as class presentations, career fairs, lunch and learns and more. Learn more

Career Planning >>

A student's Academic and Career Plan (ACP) supports academic success and prepares the student with knowledge and skills necessary for higher education, future careers and active citizenship. Learn more

EngagedIN YCSD >>

This program connects interested parents, community members, and businesses with schools and students to share their career experiences or expertise with students. Learn more

Specialty Programs >>

Through the many specialty program offerings, the York County School Division offers many opportunities for students to express unique talents and abilities, as well as pursue interests. Learn more

TradeWins >>

Video series, local community members, highlighting various career options and career paths in our area. Learn more

Work Experience >>

Work-related experiences (WREs) comprise of school-coordinated workplace experiences that are related to students' career goals and/or interests, are integrated with instruction, and are performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations. Learn more

Workplace Readiness >>

21st Century Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth are a set of personal qualities, people skills, and professional abilities identified by Virginia employers and educators as essential for employee success in the workplace. Learn more

Postsecondary Data >>

A list of the top 100 professions in the Commonwealth and the top 10 degree programs at institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. Learn more
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