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York Academy opened the doors to its first 225 students just eight years ago. In less than a decade, this group of young people will be the first to change the world from our schools in downtown York.

In 2011, York Academy restored the signature rose window at the Civil War era Smyser-Royer building and flew the American flag above the schoolhouse doors for the first time. Currently students in kindergarten through 7th grade attend this school. In August 2018, York Academy opened a progressive Upper School located at 2 Hamilton Avenue, which houses eighth and ninth graders. Each year the Academy will add a grade until the school graduates its first class in 2022. The school, its creators, its students and its future represent a globally-minded citizenship growing within York, Pennsylvania.  

One York...
Through the world-renowned International Baccalaureate curriculum, York Academy became the first - and remains the only - school in the Commonwealth to successfully charter three local school districts (Suburban, Central York and York City). Today it serves families from 11 of the 16 school districts throughout York County. It sets the education standard that brings us together as a unified York.

We lead...  
York Academy students are filled with a desire to create from the outset of their education.  They are charged with a level of confidence that pushes beyond the bounds of their own perceived circumstances. York Academy’s strongest students lead until their peers join them as leaders.

York Academy understands that education is far more than a conventional practice. It’s a social build. Within our walls, education has become a form of evolving respect and appreciation for human growth. Students recognize that each individual in our world has potential that is primed to be revealed.

We build…
Together, we can build a legacy. As York Academy students grow older, they will undoubtedly grow stronger. They will gauge success by the strength of the relationships they’ve fostered in their community and in their world.  

Together, we can raise the most impactful generation to ever establish their foundation in York. Each of us contributes our time and talents to their success. Now each of us has the chance to expand their access to resources through the following programs:

Creative York: professional music, dance and performance art educators for students
        ○ Kindergarten through 7th Grade
        ○ Total Amount Needed: $6,000

Cultural Alliance of York: professional arts educators for students
        ○ Kindergarten through 7th Grade
        ○ Total Amount Needed: $4,500 

Instrumental Music: professional instrumentalist educators for students 
        ○ 4th Grade through 6th Grade
        ○ Total Amount Needed: $75,000

Envirothon: a six-student York Academy team in this county-wide competition
        ○ 5th Grade and 6th Grade
        ○ Total Amount Needed: $3,500

Technology for Students: a one-to-one iPad environment for each student
        ○ Every Student
        ○ Total Amount Needed: $40,000

Team Sports: cross-country, basketball and volleyball
        ○ 5th Grade and 6th Grade
        ○ Total Amount Needed: $5,000

Simpson Station: school/community playground
        ○ Every Student
        ○ Total Amount Needed: $5,000

Lego Robotics: students engineer and build Lego tech
        ○ Total Amount Needed: $5,000

Foundation Scholarship: academic all-stars earn dollars toward their future education
        ○ First Graduating Class of 2022
        ○ Total Amount Needed: Limitless

Until the challenge is complete...
You are a part of the social build taking place at York Academy. You are developing a generation of Yorkers who will lead beyond the perceived limits of our time. The students, parents, staff and administration of York Academy Regional Charter School are ready for the challenge.  

Your response to this information directly affects the future of education in York County. Thank you in advance for expanding the range of resources available to York Academy students as they grow to impact their world.

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