1998 – La Academia Partnership Charter School opens. One of the first charter schools in PA. The following community–based agencies worked together in the design of the school: The Spanish American Civic Association, Neighborhood Services, the Urban League, Crispus Attucks, Community Action Programs.
1999 – Continues as an educational alternative with a guiding vision of a school where each child will attain success regardless of socioeconomic and educational background.
2003 – The new focus is Early College High School Program. LAPCS is one of 12 schools in the country selected for this honor.
2004 – New policies, procedures, middle school/high school curriculum, materials are adopted as part of a comprehensive school reform.
2007 – New adjacent building opens with gym, cafeteria, and library.
2008 – A revised middle/high school curriculum is developed.
2010 – School makes Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) through “Safe Harbor”.
2011 – New Principal is hired. Many updates to both processes and the facility take place and LAPCS receives a Title I School Improvement Grant for 3 years.
2012 – School received 21st Century Grant 6A(Before/After School) for 3 years to increase the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focus in the Middle school grades, develop a credit recovery program for our high school scholars and have ESL/GED classes for our parents. High School scholars can now take AP (Advanced Placement US History, continued Duel-Enrollment with HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College), New Assistant Principal is hired and an additional support class in special education is added.
2012 – School makes Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and now is in “Making Progress”.
2013 – April 9, 2013 The School District of Lancaster renews our 5 year charter. La Academia now heads to it’s 20th Anniversary in 2018.
2013 – During the summer of 2013 many renovations take place to the main building to enhance the learning environment for our scholars. School welcomes a familiar face as the new Chief Academic Officer/Principal – Mr. Guillermo Barroso.
2018 – La Academia’s 20th Anniversary.
2019 – New Principal is hired – Mr. Tommy Henley.
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Address: 30 North Ann Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 295-7763
FAX: (717) 399-6456
School Hours: Monday – Friday
7:45 AM – 3:30 PM
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