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

 UpdateThroughout the pandemic, our COVID-19 Safe Return Committee has worked behind the scenes to keep our school community as safe as possible. This committee is comprised of parents, and members of our staff and Board of Trustees. In early March, the committee met and agreed to continue to follow CDC guidance regarding masking.

Masks are now optional for all students, staff, parents and visitors. This decision is based on the fact that York County currently falls within the low Community Level according to new CDC dataIf your children feel safer wearing masks at school, they are welcomed and encouraged to do so. Please talk with them and make the best choice for your family.

Please continue to monitor your children for COVID-19 symptoms using our Daily Screening Tool and keep them home if they are sick.

In certain cases, masking may be required if there is a positive case or known exposure, and our nurses will contact families individually. As always, make sure to notify them of any COVID-related concerns. Our nurses will also continue to offer free testing at school, as needed.

The Safe Return Committee will continue to monitor state and federal guidance, and local data. If York County experiences an increase in community level, mitigation efforts will be implemented for the safety of our York Academy family.

RFP for Printing/Copying/Scanning Lease Services

York Academy Regional Charter School has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Printing/Copying/Scanning Lease Services, and will accept sealed bids in response to this RFP until 2 p.m. local time June 10, 2022, at the York Academy Lower School (32 West North Street, York, PA). The date, time and location of the bid opening is subject to change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. York Academy will notify vendors who have picked up or received RFP documents of any changes. Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the York Academy Business Office (32 West North Street, York, PA 17401), by calling (717) 801-3900 ext. 4303, or by email at kalvarnaz@yorkarcs.orgThe Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to award a contract which may be in the best interest of the Academy.

Meet Our CEO

Dr. Michael Lowe, CEOThe York Academy Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Lowe as CEO of the York Academy Regional Charter School at their meeting on January 10, 2022.  

Dr. Lowe came to York Academy with strong leadership credentials in administration and school leadership, both in and out of the York area. Over the last seven years, he has served in a variety of roles at York Academy (most recently as Acting CEO).  

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 WellSpan 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 to be working with the Board of Trustees to move forward the York Academy in meeting the mission and vision of our school system as the CEO.”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lowe as CEO!

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