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Sophomore Class of 2026

Sophomore Class of 2026

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

Announcements - Check back often for updates!

Governor's School for Science and Technology Application - Current 10th grade students may apply to the Governor's School for Science and Technology (GSST).  The GSST is a highly competitive program for high-achieving and highly motivated students with a focus on science, mathematics, technology, and advanced research.  View the GSST Parent Information presentation here.  Join the Prospective Student Pipeline newsletter here.  The application deadline is February 15th.

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.

Resources

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.   

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.     

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, before the end of your sophomore year of high school.  Follow this link for information on navigating the registration process.

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