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.

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. Thank you!

School Spirit Store Open 

Shop Now

The York Academy Spirit Store is open now through Sunday, November 17. Make sure to check out the new items that are available for children and adults. As a reminder, students and employees may wear York Academy shirts/tops on Early Dismissal Days/School Spirit Days at no cost. Click here to shop now.

School Spirit Days & PTO Dress Down Days

School Appropriate AttireAll students are invited to participate in School Spirit Days when we have early dismissals. This is a new chance for students to express their YARCS pride at no cost. They may wear York Academy or college themed shirts/tops and school appropriate jeans or skirts. This month's School Spirit Days are November 15 and November 27. 

We will also continue to hold PTO Dress Down Days in support of the York Academy PTO. On these days, all students may dress casually in the school appropriate clothing of their choice with a $1.00 donation. The next PTO Dress Down Day is Friday, December 6. 

We would appreciate your help and guidance when choosing or reviewing your student's clothing for these days. 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

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

Make the Move to York Academy

Apply Now: Upper School

Are you the parent of a motivated scholar who thrives on challenging academics? Make the move to York Academy and take advantage of our diverse, caring community and prestigious International Baccalaureate curriculum. We are accepting applications for students in eighth and ninth grade. There is no tuition fee to attend the Academy and students from all districts are welcome to apply. Please contact us (717) 900-5001 or for details. We look forward to meeting your family!