York Adams Academy

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There is no question that earning a high school diploma is essential for future vocational and educational success.  Each year, however, many students drop out of high school, seriously crippling their chances for a successful future. 

In partnership with its seventeen member school districts, York Adams Academy (YAA) uses an innovative and flexible approach to assist students in attaining academic proficiency and earning a Pennsylvania Department of Education recognized high school diploma.  

York Adams Academy students experience relevant coursework, an experienced, caring, and dedicated staff, and accountable student and staff relationships.  Students develop determination, diligence, self-discipline, time management and organizational skills, and self-awareness, which guides them in their future educational and career path. 

Highlights of the YAA program include the following:

  • Choice of three sessions to attend
  • Individualized instruction
  • Self-paced instruction
  • Open-entry and open-exit enrollment
  • Career Awareness
  • Work Co-op Program
  • Community Service opportunities

Since 1990 over 3800 students have earned their high school diploma from York Adams Academy.  Please take the time to review our website, and contact us with any questions. 

If you are interested in enrollment, your first step is to contact your home district guidance office.

Mission Statement:

The mission of
York Adams Academy is to partner with member school districts to give eligible students the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma.


Total graduates (since 1990):  3847

Contact Information: 

York Site:

York Learning Center
300 East 7th Avenue
York, PA  17404
Phone: 717-718-5836
Fax: 717-767-4336

Class Times

Monday through Friday

8:00 am-11:00 am (morning session)

11:15 am-2:15 pm (mid-day session)

5:00 pm-8:00 pm (evening session)

Adams Site:

2904 Carlisle Pike
New Oxford, PA  17350
Phone: 717-624-3535
Fax: 717-624-3529

Class Times

Monday through Friday

8:00 am-11:00 am (morning session)

School Closing for Weather Emergency:

Announcements about school delays, early dismissals, and closings will be broadcast on the following television channel:  WGAL-8. 

Students can also call 717-718-5836 after 6:30 am to find out about delays and/or closings.  

Modified Schedule

If we have a modified schedule, the morning classes will begin at 10:00 AM and end at 12:00 pm and the mid-day classes will begin at 12:15 pm and end at 2:15 pm.  The evening classes will meet at their normal times.

If the announcement is "YORK ADAMS ACADEMY CLOSED" all sessions will be cancelled and the day will be made up with a scheduled snow make-up day or be added to the end of the school calendar.
Participating School Districts:

Bermudian Springs
Central York
Conewago Valley
Red Lion
South Eastern
South Western
Spring Grove
Upper Adams
West York
York Suburban
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