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.

York Academy 2020-2021 Lottery


The York Academy Lottery for the 2020-2021 school year took place on April 6. Please 
log into the parent portal to view your results.

We look forward to welcoming many of you to the York Academy family!

​COVID-19 Information for York Academy Families


Updated: Monday, March 30, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has extended school closures until further notice. In addition, they cancelled all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-20 school year. The Department of Education approved Pennsylvania’s waiver request and further waived accountability and reporting requirements for the 2019-20 school year.

During last week's Board Committee Meeting, Trustees unanimously approved action items that allow the York Academy Regional Charter School to continue to serve our community during the statewide closure.  

As one of the few schools in York County to immediately implement distance learning, friends and acquaintances from surrounding schools and districts may have questions for you regarding the very different message they received from their school district leadership. As a parent with students participating in distance learning, you may also have questions. Click here to view a variety of FAQs to address a variety of questions that we have received since March 13, 2020. Additional information regarding free grab and go meals and assistance for internet access/wifi can be found by clicking on "Learn More" below. 

We are grateful for our terrific Food Services Team for their continued commitment to serving meals to our families and the community during this difficult time. Our essential staff, including the Administrative and Custodial Teams, are also valued and appreciated! 

York Academy will stay in close communication with you and we are available via email should you need anything. Please make sure to watch this site for updates, check your email, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Stay healthy and take care. We are #YorkAcademyUKnighted!

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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