Timeline & Process
Under the guidance of the Coordinator of the Distinguished Scholars Program, students work toward this distinction based on the following timeline:
• 10th Grade: Students apply for the Distinguished Scholars Program, with an area of focus, in the second semester of their sophomore year, allowing them to plan out their coursework and co-curricular activities for their junior and senior years.
• 11th Grade: During their junior year, students propose and begin to work on a capstone project, which has the goal of developing their knowledge of and proficiencies in their chosen area of study.
• Summers: The summer months provide an opportunity for students to work on their project, engage in an internship, or travel abroad to further the experiences in their chosen area of study.
• 12th Grade: In their senior year, students complete their capstone project and put together a portfolio showcasing their commitment to the area of study and mastery of York’s Learning Outcomes.