It’s never too early to plan a productive summer. With the second semester in full swing, students and faculty alike are already looking towards spring break and, ultimately, summer vacation. Though there are still quite a few moths of homework, quizzes and exams left in the year, it’s not to early to start thinking about what you’ll be doing as soon as those finals are over. For upper school students this is especially true given that most colleges view what you do during your summer almost as importantly as how you perform throughout the school year. For the parents of 9th and 10th grade students at York, this means now’s the perfect time to start considering what kinds of programs, activities or trips will be most beneficial.
On the evening of Thursday, January 21, those in attendance at the 9th and 10th Grade Parents’ College Night learned just that. Led by the Co-Directors of College Guidance Mrs. Jayme Stewart and Ms. Janet Rooney, the evening offered insight into York’s college guidance program and the application process as a whole. By and far, the most important takeaway from the night was not regarding their children’s PSAT scores but rather about encouraging them to be diligent students who use their time wisely.
That theme was immediately clear as soon as parents began arriving. A long table was ready, filled with brochures and catalogs for a wide array of summer programs suggested the Mrs. Stewart and Ms. Rooney. As always, those who were unable to attend can find these as well as much of the other information they missed on Edline. Luckily, York hosts these Parents’ College Nights for each grade every year, so those who continue to be a part of the York Prep community will have ample time to catch up.