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Military Families

Welcome Military Families

Welcome to Grafton High School in Yorktown, Virginia! Our teachers and staff are committed to supporting our military-connected students and families in their transition to our school and community. We are honored for you to join our school and hope the below resources will help provide a smooth transition to Grafton High School and the York County School Division. For more information, please contact our School Counseling Office. 

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  • Where is Grafton High School located?
    • GHS is located at 403 Grafton Drive in Yorktown, VA.  We share a campus with Grafton Middle School.
  • How many students does Grafton High School serve?
    • GHS serves approximately 1200 students.
  • What types of classes can students take at Grafton High School?
    • GHS offers classes from the York County Program of Studies, which can be found here.
    • GHS has a very active music program, with one of the largest and most decorated marching bands in the region.
  • What special programs are available (Governor's School, Honors, IB, etc.)?
    • GHS students participate in off-campus programs, such as Governor's School, New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center, NJROTC, and other offerings, which can be found here
    • York County's International Baccalaureate Programme is offered at York High School.
    • York County's School of the Arts for theatre and literary arts is offered at Bruton High School. 
  • How many classes do students take per year and what is the schedule?
    • Students at GHS take 7 classes per year on an A/B day block schedule, with one class meeting every day.
  • What time do classes start?
    • GHS hours are 7:20-2:05.
  • What clubs and sports are offered?
    • Our students participate in the Bay Rivers District within the Virginia High School League.  View our GHS Athletics page here.
    • Sports offerings include, football, cross-country, golf, girls field hockey, sideline and competition cheerleading, girls volleyball, swimming, basketball, baseball, softball, indoor track and field, tennis, track and field, and soccer.
    • Activities include debate, forensics, scholastic bowl, theatre competitions, SCA, Special Olympics, Key Club, Beta club, DECA, National Honor Society, various content specific honor societies, and other student clubs which vary from year to year.  View our Activities & Clubs page here.

Planning for your arrival to Grafton High School

The division's pre-registration online form is designed to enable parents to input their information directly into the division's student management system. To complete the enrollment process, families will need to make an appointment with the school the child is enrolling in and provide several documents after they have pre-registered their child.

Preparing for your move from Grafton High School

Contact the School Counseling Registrar at 757-898-0550 to inform us of your move and request records.

Academic Planning

Please see below for helpful information on specialized instruction and specialty programs within our division, as well as the Program of Studies with information specific to graduation requirements and diploma options.  Please contact our School Counseling Office for more information.

Special Education
Specialty Programs
Program of Studies
Home Instruction

Getting Connected

We are glad you are here and hope you will plug into our school and community!  Please see below for additional ways to connect.

Grafton High School PTSA
York County Parks and Recreation

Points of Contact

Grafton High School Military Student Support Point of Contact

Andrea Ross
School Counselor
Grafton High School

YCSD Central Office School-Based Military Student Support Point of Contact

Cheryl Parr
Associate Director of School Administration
York County School Division

York County School Liaison Officers:

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Langley)
Terrilyn Williams

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Eustis)
Christine Stiefel

Naval Weapons Station (Yorktown)
Jami O’Connor

Coast Guard Base (Portsmouth)
Kimberly Carmon-Stanley

Military Resources

YCSD Military Family Resources - The York County School Division Military Family resources page includes information to assist transitioning military-connected families.

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children - The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation.

Free Online Tutoring for Military Families - offers free online tutoring and homework help for the U.S. military and their families, provided 24/7.  Learners can get 1:1 help from an expert tutor—anytime, on any internet-connected device, from anywhere in the world.     

National Military Family Association - The National Military Family Association is a voice for military families, providing support and programs for the families who stand behind the uniform and for those who serve.

Military Impacted Schools Association - The Military Impacted Schools Association is a national organization of school superintendents representing school districts that serve high concentrations of military children.

Military Child Education Coalition - The Military Child Education Coalition is a non-profit, worldwide organization that supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve educational challenges associated with the military lifestyle. 

MCEC Quick Checklist for School Moves - This quick checklist for school moves is a resource provided by the Military Child Education Coalition.

MCEC Military Families Checklist for School Transitions - This quick checklist for school transitions is a resource provided by the Military Child Education Coalition.  

Military One Source - Military One Source offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and counseling in support of service members and military families.

Virginia Department of Education's Military Families - The Virginia Department of Education's Military Families page offers information about schooling options and help with military transitions.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) - The EFMP helps families by making sure special needs are considered during assignments and by easing access to assistance wherever you are.