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.

2020-2021 Open House Information Sessions

StudentAre you the seeking a school where your child can thrive and be part of a diverse, caring community? Join us at an upcoming Open House Information Session to learn why York Academy is the perfect fit. We will provide an overview of the International Baccalaureate (IB), outline student and parent expectations, highlight school policies, and explain the admissions process.There is no tuition fee to attend the Academy and students from all districts are welcome to apply. Please attend a session that corresponds with the grade level that your child will be entering in August 2020.

Upper School (Grades 7-11): 2 Hamilton Avenue, York
Saturday, January 25 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 29 at 6 p.m.

Lower School (Grades K-6): 32 W. North Street, York
Saturday, February 1 at 11 a.m.
Thursday, February 6 at 6 p.m.

Tours will be available after each presentation. No RSVP is required, but if you have questions, please contact us at info@yorkarcs.org. We look forward to meeting your family!

Join York Academy's All Pro Dad Chapter

All Pro Dads

Students from both schools and their male role models are invited to the next  "All Pro Dad" meeting on Thursday, December 19. It will be held from 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. in the Upper School cafeteria. Breakfast items will be provided, along with coffee from The D.E.W. Good Academy Cafe.

During this and future meetings, the adults will be encouraged to explore various attributes related to making a positive impact in the lives of their students, while building their capacity as community and family members. Click here to join York Academy's All Pro Dad Chapter and register for the next meeting. We look forward to seeing a great group of students and their dads/father figures!

Inclement Weather Procedures

Inclement WeatherSince the seasons are changing and inclement weather will soon be approaching, please click here to review our communication procedures for closings, delays and early dismissals. Make sure to keep your email and phone number current in Sapphire and follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for updates. 

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 look forward 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 are excited to make York our home and look forward to learning more about the rich history of our newly adopted city, while also being active participants in building its future. 

Warm Regards, 
Angela Sugarek

Upcoming Events


School Spirit Days & PTO Dress Down Days

School Appropriate AttireAll students and staff are invited to participate in School Spirit Days when we have early dismissals. They may express their YARCS pride by wearing York Academy or college themed shirts and school-appropriate bottoms. There is no cost to participate. This month's School Spirit Day is Friday, December 20.

Students and staff may also participate in PTO Dress Down Days. With a $1.00 donation to the York Academy PTO they may dress casually in the school-appropriate clothing of their choice. There are two PTO Dress Down Days this month: Friday, December 6 and Friday, December 13. Please note that  PTO Dress Down Days are full days of school  and are not early dismissal days.  

We would appreciate your help and guidance when choosing or reviewing your student's clothing. Please make sure to review the expectations for school-appropriate attire. 

All of the dates for School Spirit Days and PTO Dress Down Days are listed on the calendar