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.


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. Please remember to use our
Daily Screening Tool to check your child for symptoms each morning before sending them to school. If they have any symptoms of COVID-19, keep them home. Thank you!



COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic with Rite Aid on 12/8

Vaccine ClinicYork Academy is pleased to host a walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic with Rite Aid for students, siblings and family members/adults (ages 5 and up)! It will be held on Wednesday, December 8 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Lower School. 

Pharmacists from Rite Aid will be on hand to administer the COVID-19 vaccine/booster and the flu vaccine. Please bring your insurance card. If you are getting a booster shot, bring your vaccine card, too. Parents, you must be with  your children if you would like them to get the vaccine.

We encourage you to print, fill out and bring this consent form along. That will make things flow more quickly during the clinic. It is required for the COVID vaccine and/or the flu shot. 

Appointments are not required, but it would be helpful to know if you are coming. Click here to email school nurse, Mrs. Marla Urey, and let her know how many people from your family will be getting vaccinated and their ages. She will also be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Watch this short video from Acting CEO, Dr. Lowe to learn more, too. 


Can't join us? You can find a location at www.vaccines.gov or check with your local pharmacy. 

Please know that our goal at York Academy is always to exceed expectations by providing important services for our families. Participation is optional and you are welcome to make the best choice for your family.




Upper School Yearbooks on Sale at Reduce Price through 11/30

Buy a Yearbook It's coming, York Academy! Our first ever student-created yearbook for grades 7-12 is in the works! We are so excited to share meaningful memories and experiences with you. The yearbook will be a hard-bound, 150-page book and there are options to personalize it for additional fees. 

Make sure to place your order by November 30 to receive "early bird pricing" for $40! Starting on December 1, it will cost $45.  You can view all of the options and purchase the yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com.

If you know any businesses big or small that would benefit from added exposure, please let them know that we're selling ads for the yearbook. For business owners, this is a great opportunity not only to help the community by donating to the school and supporting our yearbook, but by promoting their services and potentially bringing in more business, too. Yearbook Advertising Manager, Joy Agummadu, created this video tutorial to help businesses through the process. 

Parents and families may also purchase personal ads to celebrate their student! Ads are available for any Upper School student and can be created directly online at www.yearbookforever.com. Joy's video tutorial can also be helpful when creating personal ads. 

You can also share photos you've taken of school events and activities through the Yearbook Snap App! Our code is YARCS. The pictures will be uploaded directly to Yearbook 360, our design software, and will be available for consideration by our yearbook staff.

For more information, email Joy Agummadu, Yearbook Advertising Manager, or Mrs. Rebecca Chester, Yearbook Advisor.



 

Knights International Soy Candle Fundraiser Ends on 12/3

Soy Candle

The holidays are coming! What makes a nice gift for just about anyone? A beautiful candle! Knights International is partnering with Lebanon-based Pennsylvania Soy Candle to offer this special opportunity to purchase their signature 16 oz. mason jar candles in holiday scents (pictured).

If you have never tried soy candles, they are wonderful! In the candle world, soy is equivalent to organic. Great care is taken in every candle poured, and the candles burn longer with less soot. They are also dye-free and are made from pure soybean wax, cotton wicks and high-quality fragrance oils.

Interested in what fragrances are available? Click here for the details and stock up now! Orders are due by December 1 and the items are expected to be delivered by December 17.

Knights International is grateful for your help in raising funds so the students can use their skills when visiting Spanish speaking countries next summer!






Come to the Next All Pro Dad Meeting on 12/16

Calling all dads and father figures...  Our next All Pro Dad meeting is coming up on Thursday, December 16 from 6:45 - 7:30 a.m. in the Upper School cafeteria!

All dads and father figures and students (K-12) are welcome! You'll spend intentional time encouraging your children, and engage in fun activities and character-strengthening conversations. Each meeting is based on a theme (ex. purpose, leadership, forgiveness), too. A light breakfast will be available.

 Click here to RSVP and let us know you're coming.  

Questions? Learn more about All Pro Dad, follow their Facebook page or email Mr. Peter Shuey at pshuey@yorkarcs.org.  We hope to see you on December 16!

 


 

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: 

- Custodian (full-time)
- Instructional Assistant (Lower School)
- Physics Teacher (Upper School)
- Primary Years Coordinator & Instructional Coach
- Special Education Teacher (Lower School)
- Special Education Teacher (Upper School)
 
- Special Populations Coordinator
- Speech Language Pathologist

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




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




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.”