The Mission of York Early College Academy (YECA) is to provide a highly supportive and academically challenging learning environment for traditionally under-served, 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.
Every child will achieve a four-year college degree; beginning with the two years of college credits they receive at York Early College Academy.
Benefits of York Early College Academy
Why York Early College Academy?
The York Early College Academy is a New York City Early College Public School. Through our partnership with the City University of New York’s Early College Initiative and York College, our students are provided with a rigorous academic program from grades six through twelve. From the start of the sixth grade, college preparation is introduced and continually reinforced to YECA students. This goal is expressed and achieved through a collaborative effort between the administration, teachers, guidance, parents and the surrounding community, enabling students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits. By the time YECA students enter the college classroom they will have academic efficacy and be autonomous learners with high potential for future academic and career success.