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.

Give Local York: Friday, May 7

Give Local YorkYork Academy is excited to be part of Give Local York again on Friday, May 7! We are thankful for the amazing way our community rallied to raise over $24,000 last year, and we are hoping to #UKnight again this year to raise even more!

Donations will support
York Academy Scholarship+ and help us continue to develop caring, successful leaders who will make this world a better place!

On May 7,
click here to make a donation. You may also send a check to York Academy at 32 W. North Street, York, PA 17401 now through May 7. Please make it out to York Academy Foundation and write Give Local York on the memo line. Thank you in advance for your kindness!

 

PSSA Testing: Grades 3 - 8


PSSA testing will be held for all York Academy students in grades 3 - 8 from May 10 - 27.Please note that testing will not be held on Wednesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 19.

It is imperative that your child is at school and prepared to take these exams. Because PSSAs are so important, no educational trips will be approved for students (grades 3 - 8) during PSSA testing. We appreciate your understanding!

Please note that lunch will be provided for eLearners curbside at the Upper School at 11 a.m. each day. Make sure to stop by for the free bagged lunch after you pick up your child.



Chromebook Tech Support for eLearners: By Appointment Only 


Make An AppointmentChromebook repairs for eLearners (and classroom closures) are now by appointment only. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate parents who stop by because our tech specialist will be assisting staff and students.

If you are having problems with your child's Chromebook, please
complete this form and provide details about your issue(s). This will ensure that a tech specialist will be able to assess and complete the repair or provide you with a loaned Chromebook to use in the meantime. The form is also available in Canvas. 

Students who are learning in person should report any Chromebook problems to their homeroom teacher so they can submit a repair ticket. Thank you!


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 who are coming to school in person attend school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. All students learn from home virtually on Wednesdays so the buildings can be deep cleaned. Make sure to screen your child with this tool before sending them to school each morning and keep them home if they are sick. 

Visit our COVID-19 Response hub for more details and resources.


Release of RFP: IT Network Management & Support Services

York Academy Regional Charter School has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Information Technology (IT) Network Management and Support Services, and will accept sealed bids in response to this RFP until 2:00 p.m. local time on May 7, 2021.  The date, time and location of the bid opening is subject to change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated facility closures. 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 W. North Street, York, PA 17401) by calling (717) 801-3900, ext. 4303 or by emailing
kalvarnaz@yorkarcs.org. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to award a contract which may be in the best interest of the Academy. 


Grab-and-Go Meal Program

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

Our curbside grab-and-go meal service will continue (Monday - Friday) at the Upper School from 12 - 1 p.m. each day that school is in session, including Wednesdays when our buildings are closed for deep cleaning. Learn more and view the menus. 

If we are unable to serve meals due to inclement weather, families will receive a call from the school, and it will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Updated Procedures: Board of Trustees Meetings


In response to COVID-19, meetings will be live streamed on our 
York Academy Connections YouTube Channel so the public may follow 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 thoughts will be acknowledged during the "comments from the public" section, which is near the end of the meeting. 

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). At this time, all meetings are being held virtually. 
If you have questions, contact us at info@yorkarcs.org or call (717) 801-3900, ext. 4312.  Thank you!


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. 

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