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


COVID-19 Update

On Friday, January 15, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved the amended York Academy Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan. Students will have the option to return to school in-person on Monday, February 1.

Click here for more important information and details about Virtual Q&A Sessions on Tuesday, February 19 at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to help families make the best decision.

 

We look forward to seeing your children back in person and are excited to have a terrific second half of the school year! 


Open Enrollment: 2021-22 School Year

Are you looking for a diverse school with enthusiastic, caring teachers that will prepare your child for success in college and beyond? Our challenging International Baccalaureate curriculum and innovative, art, music and engineering/design programming may be the right fit for your family. York Academy is a unique, tuition-free alternative for families seeking a holistic education in a supportive environment. Students from all York County schools are invited to apply.

Open enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year runs from February 1 through March 31. The link to apply online will be posted at that time. If your child is currently on the waiting list, you will need to reapply, since applications are not permitted to roll over from year to year. Please join us for a Virtual Information Session or In-Person Open House. We look forward to meeting your family!



Grab and Go Meal Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has extended the waiver by which we may distribute our delicious, well-balanced breakfasts and lunches free to all students and children under 18 in the community for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

Grab and go meals are available at the Upper School from 12 - 1 p.m. (curbside by the cafeteria doors) on the days that school is in session. On early dismissal days, pickup time is from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Families may pick up one free breakfast and one free lunch per student each day.  Check out the menu.

This service is important because it allows us to help others and it brings revenue back into our school so we can continue to offer free meals, pay our Food Services team and provide the best quality food possible. We love serving our students and the community, so make sure to tell your friends and family that we are here and ready to assist them. 

If you have any questions, or cannot come during normal pickup time, please contact Regina Arnold, Food Services Manager, at rarnold@yorkarcs.org or (717) 900-5001, ext. 4313. We want to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy the meals, and we are happy to make arrangements that will work for your family.


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. 

Updated Procedures: Board of Trustees Meetings


In response to COVID-19, all Board of Trustees meetings are live streamed on our 
York Academy Connections YouTube Channel so that the public may watch along. 

If you would like to comment on agenda items or provide feedback to the Board of Trustees at an upcoming meeting, you may: 

1) Submit a comment through this online form.  The form will be open from the time the meeting agenda is posted (the Friday afternoon prior to the meeting) until 12 p.m. the day of the Board meeting. Your comments will be acknowledged during the "public comments" section of the agenda. 

2) Submit a request to speak live during the meeting by 12 p.m. the day of the meeting. Please send an email with your full name to info@yorkarcs.org.  You will receive an email with the Zoom link and directions regarding how to join the meeting.

Please note that public comment on non-agenda items can only be made during Regular Board Meetings (not Committee Meetings). 
The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees is February 8 at 5:30 p.m. and the next Committee Meeting will be held on January 25 at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held virtually.  Click here to view a list of upcoming meetings. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@yorkarcs.org or call (717) 801-3900, ext. 4312.  Thank you!

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