Welcome to the School Counseling Office

  • Dear Parents,

    This is a reminder. If your child has requested to take a dual enrollment course with York Technical College for the 2021-2022 school year. Please have them complete the York Tech application ASAP.  It is mandatory that your child complete this application each year, or the dual enrollment course(s) request will be removed. If your child needs help, please tell your child to see Mrs. Linen in the Counseling Office this week.

    The student will need the following to complete the application.

    • Student’s Social Security Number
    • Parent/Guardian’s Driver’s License Number or Identification Number
    • Driver’s License or Identification State of Issue
    • Driver’s License or Identification Issue Date 
    • Driver’s License or Identification Expiration Date  

    If you are under the age of 16, please do the following after submitting your application.

    1. Dual Enrollment Permission Form
      1. Please fill out the attached Dual Enrollment Permission Form for students under 16 years old. Once you have completed the form, please submit the form to Mrs. Linen in the Counseling Office.
    2. Schedule a Meeting with Lydia Hall
      1. Students under 16 will need to schedule a meeting with Lydia Hall, the Director of Admissions and Outreach. Both the student and a parent/guardian will need to be present for this meeting.
      2. Lydia Hall Contact information:

    Lydia L Hall - lhall@yorktech.edu
    Director, Admissions and Outreach
    Enrollment Services
    York Technical College
    452 S. Anderson Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29730
    Tel: 803.981.7724 | Fax: 803.981.7237

    Parental Permission Form For dual enrollment applicants under age 16

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    Welcome back to another exciting school year at YCHS! We hope our students have had an opportunity to relax, recharge, and are ready to start another school year. We understand this year will look and feel very different than in the past. Please know all of us are working through challenging feelings and circumstances and your school counselors are here to help. We look forward to working with students and parents to navigate this "new normal." Working together, we will make this a successful year!

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    School Counselors
    Mrs. Lisa Davis (last names A-C) - lidavis@york.k12.sc.us
    Mrs. Freda Linen - Department Chair (last names D-Ha) - flinen@york.k12.sc.us
    Mrs. Jennifer Green (last names He-Mc) - jgreen@york.k12.sc.us
    Mr. Richard Johnson (last names Me-Se) - rjohnson@york.k12.sc.us
    Mr. Lynda Wallace (last names Sh-Z) - lwallace@york.k12.sc.us

     Career Development Facilitator    Tashiba Pearson - tpearson@york.k12.sc.us                                                     Registrar    Amanda Wilkerson - awilkerson@york.k12.sc                                                                                         Administrative Assistant    Robin Dawkins - rdawkins@york.k12.sc.us



    Due to COVID 19, we ask that you do one of the following to schedule an appointment with your counselor:


    Schedule changes are made by completing the  Schedule Change Request Form.
    Please note there will be minimal changes. There will be NO GENERAL Schedule changes. After your form is submitted, your counselor will contact you ASAP. Please note there will be no changes after the 5th day of school.


    Besides email, there are many other ways to connect with us!

    Our website is the primary location where we post the majority of our information:
    YCHS Counseling Webpage



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    • Create a realistic work schedule - Keep up with each class, break your day up by A/B days.
    • Don't hang around in your pajamas all day - You'll feel more productive by getting showered and dressed each day.
    • Create a designated workspace - Keep it clear of clutter. Make sure there is plenty of light. Have the materials you need (pencils, pens, paper, etc.)
    • Stay away from your phone - Put the phone away when working on schoolwork (unless you are using it for work) Get rid of the distraction and temptation by putting it on airplane mode, put it in a drawer, or another room.
    • Watch your sleep schedule - Don't let your sleep schedule get out of whack by binge-watching shows. While your sleep schedule may not need to be as strict, getting a good night's sleep is essential.
    • Schedule some fun things to do - Plan for something you can look forward to in your day. This is an important part of maintaining your mental and physical health! Get outside for some fresh air. Get physically active. Plan phone calls with your friends-something more than texting to feel a social connection.
    • Communicate with your teachers … Teachers get worried if they haven't heard from students in some way shape or form … they will first reach out to students to see how they can help.
    • What counts as "communication."
    • *Turning in Assignments
    • *Emailing a teacher if you are struggling or have a question
    • *Logging on to an assigned program
    • *Logging on to complete online classes if you enrolled in credit recovery


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