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MESSAGE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT

At Propel Schools, we are committed to supporting your children academically, emotionally and socially so they can reach their full potential and be well-prepared for a lifetime of success. I am often asked by families how they can best support their scholars. My answer is always the same — by becoming involved and engaged with our school communities.


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Propel Andrew Street High School Expansion

The Propel Andrew Street High School expansion provides additional resources for our scholars and will impact scholar success by creating a unique learning environment. 


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RITES OF PASSAGE 2023

This exciting adventure explores historical monuments and museums in our nation's capital. 


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A TYPICAL DAY AT PROPEL SCHOOLS

Propel Schools offers small class sizes that focus on providing each scholar with support and individualized attention. We also provide more time for instruction with a longer school day and longer school year, resulting in 25% more instructional time than the state requires.


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KINDERGARTEN READINESS

Propel Schools is making a bold move to build a strong foundation for our scholars by focusing on literacy. Through our K-2 Reading Initiative, all of our scholars will perform at or above grade level in literacy by the time they complete the 2nd grade.


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PROPEL PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY

This innovative Academy allows our scholars to have a platform to collaborate across Propel schools and gives them a space to create and express themselves through various art forms. Scholars are accepted into this competitive showcase through an extensive audition process. 


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PROPEL SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Propel Schools is thrilled to offer all scholars in grades 6-12 the opportunity to participate in interscholastic competition through Propel Athletics. An education-based program, Propel Athletics offers diverse athletic opportunities while focusing on skill development and providing scholars with the opportunity to gain valuable life lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work. 


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SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITIES

Our Scholar Opportunities program is built on a team of individuals who help develop scholars with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve their aspirations for themselves, their families, and their communities.


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AFTERSCHOOL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR RECEIVES HONOR

During the 2022 EMPOWER, Pennsylvania's Out-of-School Time Conference, Amy Burrows, Propel Schools Assistant Director of Afterschool, was recognized as an Afterschool Champion.


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Mission & Philosophy

Propel Schools, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a not-for-profit federation of charter schools, dedicated to the mission of catalyzing the transformation of public education so that all children have access to high performing public schools.


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Deeply Committed

Propel’s six Promising Principles and supporting Powerful Practices provide the structure and common language that are used to speak of the reasons that we have been able to achieve such high levels of success. When Propel first opened its doors in 2003, our "Pioneers" did not have such a framework upon which to base their work. Instead, Propel’s founders opened a school in the basement of an old hospital with a vision of operating high-performing public schools and providing choices to families.

Propel Partners In Wellness

Propel Partners in Wellness (PPIW) is Propel Schools’ support program to help scholars and families have a healthy and productive academic year. PPIW provides enhanced opportunities for scholars and families to create avenues for growth and success.

Afterschool

Our award-winning Afterschool Program is free to scholars in grades K-12. Held Monday through Thursday and utilizing an ever-growing partner network, scholars are provided unique academic and enrichment opportunities during after-school hours.

Creative Arts

The CreativeArts program brings the importance of arts education to the forefront of curricular offerings. By making the arts a core part of learning, our scholars will actively engage with local professional artists, allowing them to be expressive and active members of a classroom. This vital program gives scholars the opportunity to express themselves, their experiences and their hopes for the future.

Alumni

Propel Schools Alumni department works to develop, promote and sustain a valuable relationship with and provide services and guidance to Propel Schools graduates. We work directly with our alum network to engage and support Propel Schools graduates while providing services for current scholars, prospective families, staff, and educators. 

Academics

Each of our schools provides a rigorous academic environment but one where the education is personalized so that scholars are prepared for the future, whether they choose a career path or college. Propel Schools offer small class sizes that provide each scholar with support and individualized attention. Propel prides itself in setting the standard for scholars to become productive citizens by prioritizing academic excellence and fundamental life skills.

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