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Junior Class of 2025

Junior Class of 2025

Welcome, Juniors! Please see below for helpful information and resources.

Announcements - Check back often for updates!

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center (CTE) Application - New Horizons CTE Center offers 25 trade courses to high school juniors and seniors. Students have the opportunity to fulfill required high school elective credits at one of the New Horizons facilities for half of the school day. Students will earn industry level credentialing and/or college credit for the class.  See your school counselor for more information.  View CTE materials and additional information here.  The application deadline is March 15th.

York County School of the Arts - The York County School of the Arts (SOA) provides high school students with a fine arts training opportunity in literary arts, theatre arts, technical theatre, and dance arts. Cross-curricular learning
encourages students to develop advanced writing skills, prepare performances, and create exhibitions that
develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In this rigorous program, students embrace a
professional work ethic, discipline, and training for future careers in the arts, while enhancing leadership
and collaborative skills applicable to all career paths.  Click here for more information and to apply.

Meet the Professional - Meet the Professional is an opportunity to listen to a career professional talk about their journey, pros & cons, things you could be doing now if you are interested in pursing that career path, and a chance to ask questions.  Events take place throughout the year and cover all career clusters!  Most sessions occur during 2AB.  Click here for more information and to sign up.  Students may sign-up for two sessions yearly, so choose wisely!

Pathways2Careers - Pathways2Careers is a program connecting high school students with businesses in the Greater Williamsburg area through six (6) business tours per school year.  This program provides dinner and is free for participants!  Click here for more information and to apply.  The first event will be held on October 16, 2023 and will  continue through April 15, 2024.


Junior Newsletter - Check out the Junior Newsletter for important information as you navigate your junior year and prepare for post-secondary opportunities.  

Senior Activity & Information Sheet - Use the Senior Activity & Information Sheet to highlight all of your accomplishments throughout your high school career.  Students applying to colleges through the Common App or requesting a letter of recommendation will need to complete this form and submit it to their school counselor at the senior meeting.  

Level Up Virginia - Level Up Virginia (LUV) is a statewide initiative to increase postsecondary readiness for all Virginia students.  LUV is committed to making college access information easily understandable and accessible for students of all backgrounds and to educate students, families, and staff about the many pathways to success, including 2-year colleges, 4-year colleges, trade schools, apprenticeships, certificate programs and more.

Opportunities Booklet - The Opportunities Booklet is your guide to prepare for continuing education beyond high school, whether attending a career and technical education institution, community college, or four-year college or university.

Big Future - Big Future is a free, comprehensive set of digital resources that helps guide students through the journey to plan, search, and pay for college.

Real Talk - Real Talk is a virtual college exploration initiative by Big Future designed to connect Black students and families with Black representatives from colleges and access organizations across the country. 

AP Credit Policy Search - Your AP Scores could earn you college credit or advanced placement (meaning you could skip certain courses in college). Use the AP Credit Policy Search to find colleges that offer credit or placement for AP Scores.

AP Score Reporting - Please note that Grafton High School does not get individual score reports.  To get college credit or placement for your AP scores, you have to request that the College Board send an official AP score report to the college.  Follow this link for more information and frequently asked questions. 

Transfer Virginia - Dual enrollment opportunities offer courses through which you may earn college credits. You must have a 3.0 GPA to enroll in a DE course. Click this link to learn more about making the most of dual enrollment classes and how they can transfer to Transfer Virginia partner Institutions.

MyACT - MyACT allows you to schedule your ACT test, access your score, and offers resources to help plan for college and career.

SAT Dashboard - SAT Dashboard allows you to register online and check information about an existing registration, view your score report, and access personalized information about College Board programs.

Khan Academy SAT Test Prep - Utilize Khan Academy's free, personalized test practice plan to maximize your SAT score!  

NCAA Eligibility Center - Want to play college sports?  If you want to compete in NCAA sports, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Plan to register early to avoid getting caught in the backlog of athletes trying to get cleared at the end of the year.  Follow this link for information on navigating the registration process.

VA Certificate of Eligibility - Are you eligible for benefits as a military dependent?  VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling.  Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you’ve earned.  Apply for your Certificate of Eligibility here.

Junior Year Checklist - Use the checklist below from the Opportunities booklet to help keep you on track as you navigate your Junior year and prepare for post-secondary college or career readiness!  Para acceder a este recurso en español, haga clic aquí.