The Crispus Attucks Charter School is designed to give youth the opportunity to earn their high school diploma. Along with academic classes, seniors must participate in Service Site construction training every other week. Students are also required to participate in Mental Toughness.
-- Jacquie Martino-Miller, Crispus Attucks Charter School CEO


The mission of the Crispus Attucks Charter School is to prepare students to become mentally tough, by accepting responsibility for themselves. We help students develop self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others while promoting academics, leadership and career skills, transforming our students into productive and respectable citizens in the community.

About Our School

The Crispus Attucks Charter School has successfully aligned its curriculum with the Pennsylvania Student State Standards and benchmarks. We were recognized by YouthBuild USA, our national parent organization, for our outstanding program.

The students who enter our program have committed themselves to positive change. They recite our mission statement every morning, with its focus on accepting responsibility and respectable leadership.

The school's aim is to help each student earn a high school education, develop employability skills, provide skills training and ultimately put them in a position to further their education and secure gainful employment. This is done by having a state certified curriculum, and a teaching staff that meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education in order to receive a high school diploma. There is a Mental Toughness component that focuses primarily upon self-discipline and positive self-image.

Our constant endeavor to keep that mission alive and growing is established in the following areas and strengths:

  • Maintain a safe, encouraging, supportive learning environment.
  • Provide individualized pupil-centered education.
  • Teach students how to become effective, successful learners.
  • Motivate and educate students to realize and achieve their highest intellectual potential.
  • Instill the relevance of education for personal and professional success.
  • Help former high school dropouts earn a high school diploma by meeting YouthBuild competencies and PDE standards.
  • Encourage students to pursue post high school education in college, technical, business, or trade schools.

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Title IX Statement

Crispus Attucks Charter School shall not discriminate in their educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification.  This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act Title IX Statement.

For further information, contact:

Crispus Attucks Charter School
Title IX Officer
605 S. Duke St.
York, PA 17401
(717) 848-3610

Right to Know

Click here for the Crispus Attucks Right to Know Request Form.

Click here for the Crispus Attucks Right to Know Policy.

Safe2Say Something PA

Click here for the statewide anonymous reporting website for students, parents, and the community to confidentially report safety concerns in an effort to help prevent violence.

Pennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Click here to view the ESSA Federal Report that provides parents, educators, and community members with easy-to-understand information about Pennsylvania schools and student progress.

Positive Change for Families

All of Kathy’s kids struggled in York City schools. There was “too much drama,” which didn’t allow them to learn to their fullest ability, and they weren’t motivated to put in the effort to do well. But this all changed at the Crispus Attucks Charter School.

“My boys absolutely loved this school. For the first time, they actually enjoyed going to school and sharing with me what they learned at the end of each day.”


Kathy Jo Miles
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