The Mission of YECA

The Mission of York Early College Academy (YECA) is to provide a highly supportive and academically challenging learning environment for traditionally underserved, but strongly motivated students with high potential for future academic and career success. From the start of the sixth grade, college preparation is introduced and continually communicated to YECA students. This goal is expressed by their teachers, parents, and the surrounding community.

The York Early College Academy (YECA)

The YECA experience offers a challenging program which provides the academic and social supports that are needed to graduate high school having earned as many as sixty college credits towards a baccalaureate degree.

The school’s mission is an ambitious statement of high expectations for student achievement and post-secondary education. Students enter in the 6th grade with a variety of academic performance levels through ongoing assessments, instruction is modified and student programs are structured to allow them to:

  • Strengthen their basic math and reading skills
  • Demonstrate the requisite skills for independent and critical thinking, problem solving, articulation, organization, and presentation
  • Master the state mandated learning standards
  • Acquire the core abilities to apply the necessary combination of skills and knowledge required for the lifelong pursuit of ongoing academic, occupational, and personal growth
  • Acknowledge, respect and embrace human diversity
  • Become empowered through self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-motivation, and self-discipline, while growing the capacities to overcome adversity, accept boundaries, and maintain high standards of personal integrity, and
  • Develop a positive predisposition toward academic achievement.

The aim of any school is to graduate responsible and productive citizens with strong critical thinking and academic skills by providing a rigorous, dynamic, comprehensive curriculum delivered in partnership with the community, family and a competent, qualified staff in a safe and caring environment.