About Us


Entrance Testing:

York Learning Center:

Wednesdays starting at 11:00 am

Adams/Hanover Site:

Wednesdays starting at 8:00 am


Students are expected to attend three hours per day and fifteen hours per week.  Failure to comply with the attendance requirements will result in the student being withdrawn from the program.

Class Times:

York Learning Center:

Morning Session-8:00 am-11:00 am*

Mid-day Session-11:15 am-2:15 pm*

Evening Session-5:00 pm-8:45 pm (M-TH)**

*-when students are unable to attend school they should notify the school by calling (717)-718-5836. 

**-when students are unable to attend school they should notify the school by calling (717)-718-5838. 

Adams/Hanover Site:

Morning Session-8:00 am-11:00 am*

*-when students are unable to attend school they should notify the school by calling (717)-624-3535. 

Two-Hour Delay Schedule

Morning-10:00 am to 12:00 pm (both sites)

Mid-day- 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Evening (no change)- 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm (M-TH)


York Adams Academy does not provide transportation.  Absence from school due to lack of transportation is not an excused absence. 

Academic Progress:

Students are expected to maintain a reasonable academic pace.  Failure to complete class work in a timely manner can result in withdrawal from the program.


Students from York Adams Academy receive a dual diploma.  This is not a G.E.D. Program.  The dual diploma is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is awarded on behalf of the student's home district and York Adams Academy.


York Adams Academy holds two graduation ceremonies per year - one in December and one in June.  The ceremony is held in the York Learning Center (former Central York High School) auditorium in the evening.   

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of twenty-three (23) credits in the following areas:

English - 4 credits
Math - 3 credits
Science - 3 credits
Social Studies - 4 credits
Health - 0.5 credit
Physical Education - 0.5 credit
Career Awareness (Graduation Project) - 1 credit
Electives - 7 credits 


* We work one on one with each to accommodate their needs.

* Excellent attendance and diligent work habits are the keys to success.

* Students work at their own pace, with an individual education plan. Students are expected to complete a minimum of .5 credits a month.  Many students complete more than this.  

* Each student has his/her own work station.

* Students must remain on task for the duration of the session. There are no planned breaks, only brief bathroom breaks as needed.  Consistent off-task activity may result in dismissal from the program.

* Students receive credit for the work produced, not for the time put in.

* Students must complete all work (except the "Fool Proof Me" section of the Career Awareness Project) at YAA.

* A student who is withdrawn due to lack of attendance or lack of academic progress must wait at least (5) five weeks to reapply. Re-admittance is not guaranteed. 

* Students are permitted to eat and drink while working, as long as it is not a disruption.

* All students are required to complete the Career Awareness Project (senior project), even if they have already completed a graduation project in their home district.

* HARD WORK and EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE will result in your goal for attending: GRADUATION!!