The York Preparatory Academy High School offers a unique combination of high academic rigor, demonstration of character, close student community, and small school size. The high school portion of YPA is continuing to grow leaps and bounds. The high school offers differentiated levels of instruction beyond the standards level that gears students towards post secondary education and training.

  •  Athletics: Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Golf, and Cross Country

  • Marching and Pep Band, Chorus, and Theater Department

  • Academic Clubs

  • High School located on our 43 acre campus in Rock Hill, SC

  • Small School Size

  • Class Websites and Parent Portal for Effective Communication

  • New Building and Sports Complex

  • Hands on Learning

Honors-level courses are offered for students whom have demonstrated the ability, interest, self-motivation and achievement necessary for success in an academically challenging environment. These accelerated courses are provided for students who meet the individual prerequisites for each course. 


Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available at York Preparatory Academy, based on sufficient enrollment, in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Most of these courses are offered during the junior and senior years. Students must meet the established criteria before they can enroll in each of the courses. The specific criteria are explained in the course descriptions. These courses offer college-level instruction in high school, preparing the student for the rigors of college. In addition, the students must take the AP Exams, which may qualify them for college credit and advanced standing in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Because AP courses are college-level courses, students should expect intensified study and greater demands placed on their time and energy.


Dual Enrollment courses are designed to offer college course experiences for students planning to attend a 4-year university or 2-year technical college. All courses within the Dual Enrollment Program have dual credit articulation agreements with public universities and technical colleges in South Carolina. Dual Credit means that students can earn high school and college credit at the same time during their high school program. Some Dual Enrollment courses are “college transfer” courses to a 4-year university, while others are transferable within technical college programs only. Private universities (both in and out-of-state) and public out-of-state universities may not accept these courses for any credit. The majority of these courses will carry a 1.0 quality point weighting over college preparatory courses.


High School Leadership:

Dr. TK Kennedy, Principal

Dr. Vanessa Harrington, Guidance Counselor