School Operation Updates

*If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding school operations, please    email Christopher Fultz (Director)


Graduation/End of School Update 5/20/2020 at 8:00 am:

As we continue to navigate these uncharted times, YAA is sad to announce that our June 3rd, 2020, graduation has been cancelled. This decision was difficult, but necessary to adhere to the current Governor’s directives. We would like all students who have completed their graduation requirements to still have the opportunity to participate in a graduation ceremony, if they choose. We would like to cordially invite them to do so at our Winter 2020 Graduation Ceremony. If a graduate would like to participate in this opportunity, please let our Administrative Assistant to the Director, Mrs. Kiser, know by June 3rd, 2020, so preparations can be made. 

In addition, if a recent graduate wants or needs their diploma, prior to attending the Winter 2020 Graduation Ceremony, they should contact our Administrative Assistant to the Director, Mrs. Kiser, to make arrangements. Please note that diplomas need to be processed and may not be immediately available upon request, but will be dispersed to our graduates as soon as they are ready.  

Mrs. Kiser can be contacted by her email:

York Adams Academy will be collecting educational materials from all students for the summer on the following dates at both locations (York Learning Center & Adams/Hanover):

June 1st-5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

June 2nd -11:15 am -12:15 pm

June 3rd-8:00 am to 9:00 am

All students must arrange transportation during one of these time slots. The drop off does not need to occur during the students normally scheduled session. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Director, Mr. Fultz. He can be reached by his email at

Update-3/27/20 at 11:00 am:


We are in extraordinary times and working hard to provide our students and their families with up-to-date information.

Although our physical campuses remain closed, student instruction will resume from the safety of your homes beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020, in accordance with the Governor’s directives and guidelines. 

On Friday, March 13th, teachers worked with students to develop individual plans on how they could continue their coursework, should school be closed. Each student was given work for approximately a month that they can complete at home. Students should start working on these assignments on 3/30/20. Each day, at the start of the student's designated session time, they should email their teacher for attendance purposes. All assignments that are completed should be submitted daily via email and/or Google Docs to their teacher. If students forget how to reach their teacher via email, all staff emails can be found on this website under “Our Staff”. If a student needs help, teachers will be accessible via email to assist. 

We are so proud of our staff who have been working to adjust, adapt, and get ready to reach out to our students with new instruction. We really do value and miss our students. 

We will get through this together. 

Wishing you and yours health and happiness!


Update-3/15/20 at 11:00 am:

Due to the Governor’s Declaration (on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm) that all PA Schools be closed for two weeks, YAA students will not be required to complete any school work or email their teacher daily for attendance purposes during this time. Teachers will also not be required to grade assignments or hold “office hours” during the YAA standard class sessions. If a student wishes to complete work voluntarily, they may. 

Please continue to monitor our website for future communication. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Updated-3/13/20 at 2:00 pm:

The safety and well-being of all of our students and staff is of the utmost concern. We have been actively monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health issue.

While we do not have any confirmed cases, York Adams Academy will not be in session for students beginning March 16, 2020 through March 27, 2020. The School’s tentative plan is to reopen on Monday, March 30, 2020. 

All students have been given work to complete from home during this time. Each day at the start of the student’s regular scheduled session, they should email their “Case Manager” to check in for attendance purposes. As students work from home and complete assignments, they should submit their completed work to their teacher daily. Completed assignments can either be shared with the teacher via a student’s YAA Google account or a picture may be taken of the assignment and emailed to the teacher via their YAA email address. Any questions regarding course work should be directed to the student’s teacher. Teachers will be grading assignments and answering questions during “office hours” that will coincide with YAA’s standard class sessions. 

Please continue to monitor our website for future communication.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Our Program:

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. 

Mission Statement:

The mission of York Adams Academy is to give eligible students the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma.  This is made possible through an innovative and flexible approach, and in strong partnership with member districts. 

Vision Statement:

York Adams Academy believes that every one of its students is capable of educational success, and that teamwork on the part of the students’ families, the member school districts, the students themselves, and York Adams Academy is essential. 


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