If you have a concern of any nature, please report it:
YSHS Guidance Office
1800 Hollywood Drive
York, PA 17403
Mrs. K. Tina Howe
Administrative Assistant Mrs. LaDawn E. Huber
M-F 7:15am - 3:30pm
The Guidance Office is also open every other Wednesday (3:30pm–8:00pm) during the school year.
Please remember that an appointment ensures your needs will be met in a timely manner.
Below you will find the 19-20 school year course selection sheets. If you are currently in 8th grade, you will choose the Freshman sheet. If you are currently in 9th grade, you will choose the Sophomore sheet, and so on.
Course Selection Videos:
College and Career Planning with Naviance
York Suburban High School uses Naviance as an integrated College and Career Planning Tool for students, parents, and counselors.
Students are welcome to explore the features on their own at the link above. Students can use their school username and password to access the site.
Contact the High School Guidance Office
Mrs. K. Tina Howe ...
...began working at the York Suburban High School in August 1997. Prior to coming to Suburban, Mrs. Howe worked for South Western School District for one year as a long term substitute in the high school and middle school guidance offices. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from Western Maryland College. Mrs. Howe is the Guidance Department Chair.
Dr. Jamie Britton...
...earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University. He went on to earn his Masters of Science degree in Counselor Education through Western Maryland College, and eventually a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University.
Ms. Karen Forrer...
...started her career as a School Counselor in Maryland in 1996. She moved to Pennsylvania and began working at York Suburban High School in 2001. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University in 1989 and a Master of Education in Counseling from Bowie State University in 1995.
Ms. Suzann Pranaitis...
...began working as a School Counselor at York Suburban High School in August, 1998. Prior to joinging YSHS, she worked as a School Counselor for nine years at Central York High School. She earned a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Shippensburg University; and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to working as a Guidance Counselor, Ms. Pranaitis worked as a Community Social Worker.
Every student is assigned to a counselor according to the first letter of their last name. The assigned counselor serves as the advocate for the student in many ways. To truly recognize their needs, counselors meet with individual students on a regular basis. A personal relationship develops that is nurtured through four years. If additional curricular assistance is needed, counselors can match peer tutors with students. On an individual basis, a counselor will work with students on everything from career exploration and post-secondary planning, to decision making and time management. Counselors review every college and scholarship application that is processed by the school. They prepare and administer a variety of tests and assessments for students, and help them to interpret the scores. The counselor also serves as the liaison between many departments for students with special needs.
The department boasts a student-to-counselor ratio of 218:1. Counselors work with individual students to gain opportunities in shadowing, internships, volunteer service, and employment. Some students will take advantage of our affiliations with a vocational high school, the PA Governor's Schools, and local colleges. Counselors work with students in identifying what programs are appropriate for their individual needs and the steps to gaining placement in the programs. All of these programs are used to enhance the four year experience of the student while better preparing them for the demands of life beyond high school.