International BaccalaureateWelcome to the York Academy Regional Charter School, an International Baccalaureate World School. With an unrelenting focus on academic excellence, the York Academy's mission is to challenge students in a diverse learning environment that opens doors for growth, opportunity and global citizenship.


Complete the Back to School Student Information Form

Please click here to complete the Online Student Information Form. In the past, this paperwork was sent home with students on the first day, but it is online this year. Parents/guardians are required to complete the form for each student who attends York Academy.

Be prepared to share your emergency contact information and provide consent regarding policies for the 2020-21 school year. As you go through the questions, some of them will pertain to a normal classroom setting. Answer them as if we were fully back in school. Thank you!

Free Meal Program

York Academy is pleased to serve free meals to our students (in-school and eLearning) and all children under 18 in the community!

Grab and go meals are available curbside at the Upper School from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (cafeteria doors). The children do not need to be students at York Academy or along at pickup. We will provide one lunch and breakfast per child each day, and the schedule will follow our school calendar. Make sure to check out this month's menu.

If you have any questions, please contact Food Services Manager, Regina Arnold, at (717) 900-5001 or rarnold@yorkarcs.org.

COVID-19 School Reopening Plan


COVID-19 Update

Based on the guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education on August 10, 2020, we have updated our Phased School Reopening Health & Safety Plan for moderate transmission levels (Yellow Phase). You may also click here to read a one-page overview of the plan. We've also created this list of FAQs for families.

All instruction (K-11) is being provided through our eLearning model. If you are utilizing the school's technology, please
read the 2020 Chromebook Policy. Make sure to view the updated 2020-21 school calendar, as well.

For the safety of our entire school community, if you are sending your student(s) to school for supervision, we ask you to screen them for COVID-19 symptoms before bringing them each morning. Click here to view a Screening Tool that you can keep handy and refer to daily. In addition, make sure to watch this video from our nurses.

Thank you for your support and understanding, as we are working through a great deal of uncertainty in an ever changing landscape. We are committed to being prepared to update our plans to meet the needs of our stakeholders, along with any adjustments necessitated by public health guidance.


Chromebook Tech Support


Chromebook HelpHaving issues with your child's Chromebook? We're here to help. Stop by the York Academy Lower School (rear entrance) from 10-11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to have a tech advisor check the device. We'll be waiting for you inside the back doors of the school, so please park in the rear lot (do not use the front/main doors). Ring the buzzer under the covered porch and a tech advisor will let you in.

Canvas Orientation Videos

The following videos provide an overview of Canvas from the parent and student perspectives.  

If your child is attempting to log into their Canvas account on a non-school issued computer/tablet, they will need to log out of all other Google accounts first. Here is a video that may be helpful if you are having an issue. 

If you're trying to sign into your child's Canvas observer/parent account and are getting an error, this video may help you log in.
 

Updated Procedures: Board of Trustees Meetings

In response to COVID-19, the Board of Trustees will utilize a hybrid approach to meetings this school year.  Staff and Trustees who are able to participate in person will do so from the Lower School Library/Media Center.  All others will join the meeting via video conference. The meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be live streamed so that anyone interested in attending the meeting may watch via the York Academy Connections YouTube ChannelStakeholders interested in commenting on agenda items or providing feedback to the Board of Trustees have three options available to them:

1)  Submit a comment through this online form.  The form will be open from the time the meeting agenda is posted until 12 p.m. the day of the Board meeting. 
2)  Submit a request to participate in the meeting by 12 p.m. the day of the meeting by sending an email with your full name to info@yorkarcs.org.  A link to the meeting will be provided via email.  
3)  Attend the meeting in-person (face-covering required).

Please note that public comment on non-agenda items can only be made during Regular Board Meetings. 

All agendas are
posted here. Upcoming meeting dates are listed on the calendar and on the Board of Trustees page. The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees is September 14 at 5:30 p.m. and the next Committee Meeting will be held on September 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Meet Our CEO

Angela Sugarek, CEO

It is a great honor and privilege to be the Chief Executive Officer of York Academy Regional Charter School. With nearly 20 years of experience working in urban education, I am excited to be part of a progressive organization rooted in the heart of York City. 

 Growing up, I was the kid that teachers hoped would be absent. As a struggling reader, I acted out constantly to avoid exposing my inadequacy to my peers. Mr. Lott, one of my sixth-grade teachers, recognized my struggle with dyslexia and taught me to read during his planning time. His ability to see through the “bad kid” persona changed my life forever and ultimately inspired me to become a teacher. Because of my background in teaching, I am keenly focused on instruction and am passionate about building positive relationships with students.

Mr. Lott influenced me in another way, as well. To my knowledge, he was the first African American male hired to teach at my elementary school in Clovis, New Mexico. What sort of barriers did he have to overcome to be hired? What if those barriers had been too great? Where would I be today? Families and individuals from traditionally underserved communities are still working to overcome similar obstacles and this need for social justice is what inspired me to become a school leader.

I believe that education is the best lever for improving individual lives and our society as a whole, but we cannot leave our children’s future to chance. We need a systemic approach to education that ensures that schools are professional learning communities where all teachers enable and support students to develop the knowledge and skills they need for both academic and personal success. The search for a holistic approach to education drew me to the International Baccalaureate over 10 years ago. As parent, teacher and school leader, I know first-hand the power of IB programmes to transform schools and develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. 

I am committed to working with all stakeholders to make York Academy a national model in public education through embracing diversity and full implementation of the International Baccalaureate continuum. In addition, my family and I have enjoyed making York our home over the last year. We will continue to learn more about the rich history of our adopted city, while also being active participants in building its future. 

Warm Regards, 
Angela Sugarek