PATRIOT PAUSE

YPA High School Advisory or "Patriots Pause" purpose is to provide our students with tools to help support their academic and future success. We will focus on three areas - Academic, Career and Personal/Social Emotional Development. Information will come out twice a month in various forms including videos, attachments, web links, etc. We will send this information to the students through schoology/ypa email as well as to the parents. This is not meant to be extra work, nothing to hand in or cause stress. Just take the resources and suggestions that work for you.

PATRIOT PAUSE 11/06/20: CAREER DEVELOPMENT

November is National Career Development Month and this will be the focus of our "Patriot Pause" sessions for this month. Over the next two weeks we will be sending you virtual interviews with professionals throughout Rock Hill to learn about their careers and their career journey.

To begin the month check out the video link below to learn more about the 16 National Career Clusters. In addition, take advantage of the Interest Inventory resources below and attached. These are excellent tools to help you learn more about yourself and where you might fall within the 16 Career Clusters.

Intro to National Career Clusters Video

Career Finder Interest Inventory: https://roadtripnation.com/edu/careerfinder

SCOIS - SC Career Information System: https://portal.sccis.intocareers.org/

  • Login using the YPA Username: YorkPrep and Password: Patriots1

  • Then go to My Portfolio to create your own account

Attached is the Career Cluster Interest Inventory.

PATRIOT PAUSE 9/25/20: STUDY SMARTER, NOT HARDER

The focus for our third "Patriot Pause" session is on Learning Styles and how understanding how you learn best can help students study smarter, not harder. Encourage your students to take a time-out for a few minutes to view the video link below with some helpful tips from four of our amazing seniors. Make sure to print off the Learning Style Assessment attached to help your student determine their best style of learning 

PATRIOT PAUSE 9/11/20: SETTING SMART GOALS

The focus for our second "Patriot Pause" session is on setting SMART Goals for the year. Take a time-out for a few minutes to view the video link below to help understand the concept of SMART goal setting. Make sure to print off the Developing a SMART Goal and Goal Setting worksheet.

SMART goal setting helps to bring focus, clarity and motivation for students. It provides an easy to understand tool for student success, both in and out of the classroom.

PATRIOT PAUSE 9/02/20: TIME MANAGEMENT

As the semester is in full swing, many of our high school students are feeling the pressure of block scheduling, extracurricular activities, finding time to study and completing all of their work, especially with learning remotely.

View this short youtube video for some great tips for managing your time with virtual/online school

If your student is struggling with managing their time the attached worksheet on Personal Time Management Tool as well as the Time Management Tips can be great tools as well.

Thank you for checking out the first "Patriots Pause" of the year!

Till next time - Have a great Day!