Since the Agummadu family moved to York County two years ago, Joy’s mother, Paris, says she’s seen her daughter grow as a young woman who tackles the tasks before her and then asks for more.
“When we first moved here, I wanted my children in a progressive educational environment,” Paris says. “I drove by the Lower School one day, and I said to myself, ‘I’m sending my kids here.’”
York Academy and its International Baccalaureate program aren’t for everybody, but for students like Joy looking to reach their full potential, the hard work pushes them to be some of York’s brightest.
More than a credential
The International Baccalaureate program is more than just a credential.
College acceptance rates for International Baccalaureate program graduates are higher. The University of Penn, for example, accepts 78% of International Baccalaureate graduates compared to 21% of the general population.