Hearing on Helen Thackston charter scheduled for 10/17 has been canceled

The hearing officer has granted the joint request from counsel for both the Helen Thackston Charter School and the School District of the City of York to cancel a public hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. The hearing is continued until Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

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District unveils proposal for STEAM Academy at Edgar Fahs Smith school

Posted on April 11th, 2017

The School District of the City of York is making big plans for the 2017-18 school year!

At the Board of Directors meeting April 10, Superintendent Dr. Eric Holmes unveiled a proposal to reopen the former Edgar Fahs Smith middle school as a STEAM Academy for grades 3-8.

The Academy, open to students district-wide, would offer York City students and families a different educational option. The focus of the Academy will be project-based learning — an innovative education strategy that emphasizes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Project-based learning empowers students to take control of their education and promotes learning that is meaningful to each student.

Since 2009, the district has offered a STEAM program at Ferguson K-8. The Academy would build on the success of Ferguson’s STEAM program and expand its reach to more students.

The Board of School Directors will consider the superintendent’s proposal at its meeting Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, see the full proposal here.

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