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A groundbreaking ceremony was held September 8 for the York Academy Regional Charter School. The new building will house students from grades 8 through 12, with 75 students per grade level, school officials have said.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held September 8 for the York Academy Regional Charter School. The new building will house students from grades 8 through 12, with 75 students per grade level, school officials have said. - (Photo / )
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held September 8 for the York Academy Regional Charter School. The new building will house students from grades 8 through 12, with 75 students per grade level, school officials have said. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) York Academy CEO Dennis Baughman, with academy students, joined York-area political, economic and other officials to celebrate the beginning of the construction on the new 65,000 sqauare-foot York Academy Regional Charter School. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) York Academy CEO Dennis Baughman, at the podium, is flanked by a banner for Wagman Inc. the York-based firm, which is the general contractor for the $22 million project. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Jonathan Wehri is director of design for York-based architectural and engineering firm Warehaus, which is handling the design of the new school. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Adam Nugent, York Academy Foundation vice chairman: "This will be the first sight they will see when they enter York from the north." - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Kevin Schreiber, president and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance, quoted Gov. Leader, saying that "the best way to break the cycle of poverty is through education. To the kids, I say, 'You are the future.' As cheesy as that sounds, it really is true." - (Photo / Amy Spangler) From left, CEO York Academy CEO Dennis Baughman is joined by board of trustees members, Meagan Feeser, Edward Bird, board president Nancy Ahalt and Anika Jackson. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) York Academy students grabbed shovels early Friday morning and broke ground for the new building along the Codorus Creek. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The new charter school is slated to open by the start of the 2018-19 school year. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) For 11-year-old Ian Byrd Jr., the new York Academy Charter School mean more room for two of his favorite things, science classes and basketball. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Wagman began work at the site this summer. The first steel sections of the building are expected to be coming out of the ground in coming weeks. Wagman's is aiming to have the building done by July 2018. - (Photo / Amy Spangler)

 

York Academy students joined York-area political, economic and other officials to break ground on the new York Academy Regional Charter School. The new 65,000-square-foot school will set on the former Pensupreme Dairy buildings along the Cordorus Creek. Slated to open by the start of the 2018-19 school year, it will be a centerpiece of the northern entrance of downtown York.

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