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.

Student Led Conferences

Conference RegistrationStudent Led Conferences will be held in person on Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29, and it's time to sign up for a slot! Please register by Friday, October 22. Masks are required.

Students will not attend classes on conference days, but they are required to come with you to share their knowledge and skills. Teachers will provide activities and/or work to be completed while students are at home. 


Lower School (K-6):
Click here to register for your child's conference. You will need to follow the prompts to access the schedule for their teacher and complete/confirm the appointment(s) via email. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. 

Upper School (7-12): All Upper School students will use their Canvas account to sign up for Student Led Conferences.
This video explains how to find the conferences and how to sign up for a time slot. Please know, you will only need to select one 30-minute conference time for your child. You will be reviewing all content areas during that one Student Led Conference.  If you need assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Alvarnaz or Ms. Jones for help at (717) 900-5001.


COVID-19 Update


Bring Your Own MaskThe health and safety of our students, families, staff and community is a top priority for York Academy. At this time, all students, staff, parents and visitors are required to wear masks in our schools, regardless of vaccination status.

Please send your child to school wearing their own mask every day. We must all do our part to "uknight" in the fight against COVID at York Academy!


Make sure to visit our COVID-19 Hub to stay in the know and view our daily dashboard. We've compiled a list of FAQs for families that will be updated, as needed. Click here to read it in English or click here to read it in Spanish. 



Kirk-Jadric Qualifies as National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist

Ane Kirk-Jadric

There's been an impressive "first" at York Academy and we couldn't be more proud. Senior Ane Kirk-Jadric is one of 16,000 students across the county to qualify as a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program!

Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter this academic competition each year by scoring high on the PSAT/NMSQT. Qualifying as a Semifinalist means that Ane's scores were among the highest entrants in PA. Only three other students from York County also received this honor. Semifinalists are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. In February, Ane will find out if she has advanced to Finalist standing. She is excited about her success and says" I've been working hard to create opportunities for myself, and I'm glad it's paying off."

CBS21 Feature Story

York Academy was recently featured on CBS 21 News. The story highlights what makes us a unique option for students who enjoy the visual and performing arts and are focused on attending college. Click below to watch the video. 

CBS 21 Story

 



Join Our Team

We're HiringIf you love children and want to make a difference in their lives, we are looking for you! As an equal opportunity employer, we invite all qualified applicants to apply for the following positions: 

  • Instructional Assistant (Lower School)

  • Physics Teacher (Upper School)

  • Plant Manager

  • Primary Years Programme Coordinator & Instructional Coach

  • School Counselor (Lower School)

Click here for details and to apply. Questions? Contact us at hr@yorkarcs.org or (717) 801-3900, ext. 4306.




Meet Our Acting CEO

Dr. Michael Lowe, Acting CEOThe York Academy Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Michael Lowe to the role of Acting CEO on July 19, 2021, upon Ms. Sugarek’s resignation.

Dr. Lowe is no stranger to York Academy. For the last six years, he has helped move the Academy's mission forward by serving as the Head of School at the Upper School and the Supervisor of Instructional Leadership.

Prior to coming to York Academy, he worked as the Assistant Superintendent at Cheltenham Township School District (Montgomery County, PA) for four years. He also served as the Supervisor of Elementary Education at the Red Lion Area School District. Dr. Lowe’s educational career as an administrator began at York City School District. Over 10 years, he held various positions as a Principal, the Director of Counseling and the Director of Gifted and Talented programs.

Dr. Lowe is a graduate of Shippensburg University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s in counseling. He also graduated from Penn State University with a degree in curriculum and development. In addition, he holds a doctorate from Duquesne University in educational leadership and has earned certificates in education from Shippensburg, Duquesne and Harvard Universities.

Outside of school, Dr. Lowe is active in the York community. He has served on several boards and held leadership positions with Boy Scouts, York Extension Services, the Council of Churches and the York County Community Foundation. Dr. Lowe also enjoys volunteering at York Hospital and at his church.

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve the students, parents, faculty and staff at the York Academy,” Dr. Lowe said. "I am humbled as the Acting CEO to be working with the Board of Trustees to move forward the York Academy in meeting the mission and vision of our school system.”