Parent Learning Option Intent Form

The School District of the City of York is working very hard to plan a safe return for our students and staff in the fall. As we shared with our school board recently, school will likely look different this year. We understand that every family is in a unique situation, health, and comfort level that we need to be ready to support. As a result, families will have two learning options for returning to school in Fall 2020 under the Green Phase. 1) In-person learning 2) K-12 Bearcat Cyber Academy. Please submit one form for each of your children enrolled at the School District of the City of York. This form will close on August 6, 2020

El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York está trabajando muy duro para planear un regreso seguro para nuestros estudiantes y empleados en el otoño. Como compartimos con nuestra junta escolar recientemente, la educación probablemente se verá diferente este año. Entendemos que necesitamos estar preparados para apoyar a nuestras familias ya que cada familia se encuentra en una situación, salud y nivel de confort único. Como resultado, las familias tendrán dos opciones de aprendizaje para volver a las clases en el otoño del 2020 en la Fase Verde. 1) Aprendizaje en persona 2) Academia Cibernética Bearcat K-12. Por favor, envíe un formulario por cada uno de sus hijos matriculados en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York. Este formulario se cerrará el 6 de agosto del 2020

Friday, Jan. 4: Girls JV basketball game at Boiling Springs canceled

Due to a flu outbreak at Boiling Springs High School, the girls' JV basketball game has been canceled. However, the varsity teams will still play. Game time is 7 p.m. at Boiling Springs. Get well soon, Boiling Springs! And good luck, Bearcats!

William Penn

Message from the Principal

Brandon Carter


It is with honor and great pride that I welcome you to William Penn Senior High School. Our school serves more than 1,200 students in grades nine through twelve and more than 100 staff members. We strive to be more than just a school; we are a family, the Bearcat Family. It is here that we build relationships and guide our students developmentally, academically and socially in order for them to have the skillset that will serve them in their post-secondary opportunities of their choice — college, career or serving our great country!

William Penn provides learning opportunities in the major subject areas of English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages and Physical Education. Students may also opt to take classes in Art, Music, Performing Arts (in partnership with the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center) and JROTC. If a student wishes to be challenged with our most rigorous courses of study, we offer the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program, and Dual-Enrollment through York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program (YCCOSP) and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).

William Penn is a professional learning community where everyone is committed to working together for the success of all students. We invite you experience our school, where we are “Making Great Things Happen!”

— Principal Brandon Carter


Mr. Brandon T. Carter is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He serves as the Executive Principal of William Penn Senior High School with the School District of the City of York. Serving as a positive male role model for his students, Mr. Carter has been described as a talented, innovative and enthusiastic man who has a strong commitment to promoting character, academic excellence and equipping young people with the skills necessary to be successful in every aspect of their lives.

Mr. Carter completed his undergraduate work at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland in Elementary & Middle School Education. He went on to receive his Principal’s certificate from Temple University where he earned a Masters degree in Educational Administration and additional work toward his Doctoral degree.

For much of his professional career, Mr. Carter has worked with students with oppositional behaviors and cognitive disabilities at the elementary level. He has been an elementary classroom teacher, core curriculum specialist, and an assistant principal. Mr. Carter currently volunteers as an Executive Director on the Board of Directors for the Capital Area Music Association (CAMA).

Mr. Carter implemented numerous community enhancement projects and received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Mayor’s Citation from the chief executive of Baltimore City.

Mr. Carter looks forward to continuous improvements in himself and others to increase student achievement and raise the bar of excellence in education through being resourceful, student-focused and solutions-oriented. He is committed to promoting a positive environment that is conducive to learning while leading with a positive spirit, open communication and mutual respect among students, colleagues and the community.

Mr. Carter lives his life through the quote, “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world!”


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