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News & Announcements

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Colorful Communities Reflecting on five years of color with PPG
Community partnerships, such as the one we have with PPG and the PPG Foundation, are vital in creating the “Propel Difference.”
Winter Wonderland Propel Performing Arts Academy scholars have a winter wish for educators
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As all of our scholars have been in the Remote Learning Protocol since mid-November, we reach out today to share important reminders about health and ...
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Propel Schools Return to hybrid learning moved to February, 1 and February, 8.
Books for Hazelwood K-5 scholars Hazelwood educator leads effort to gift book to K-5 scholars
This Propel Hazelwood ELA educator knows that reading can make a world of difference in the lives of scholars.
Dr. Tina Chekan News from Dr. Chekan
Stay informed! Every newsletter from CEO/Superintendent Dr. Tina Chekan is packed with information Propel parents need to know.
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All the information you need to know about changing or maintaining your scholar's learning protocol.

Upcoming Events

  • PPIW Propel Community Schools Joint SCC Meeting

    Propel Community Schools Joint SCC Meeting

    Propel Hazelwood, Propel Homestead and Propel Northside

    April 15

    6-7 p.m.


    Join staff from Propel’s three Community Schools, families and community partners for a night of fun collaboration. The meeting will focus on the Community Schools model and ideas for a community project.


    Thursday, 4/15/2021 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM @Virtual
  • END OF TRIMESTER 3/END OF SEMESTER 2 (HS) Friday, 6/11/2021

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Our Mission

Propel Hazelwood will encourage a truly unique breed of scholars by supporting their passions and encouraging their dreams.  Our mission is to inspire achievement through critical thinkingevidence-based understanding and innovation.  We accomplish this through a meaningful, collaborative, academically rigorous, intellectual community. Our scholars will graduate with increased college and career readiness empowered with critical thinking skills, effective communication abilities, and an appreciation for the Arts needed to be successful life-long learners.

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Our Vision

  • Develop scholar growth in academics, the Arts, to produce highly effective and educated individuals by instilling in them the values of respect, responsibility, and a strong work ethic.
  • Maintain a core relationship among family, school, and the community by instilling a sense of trust and fostering an atmosphere of respect.
  • Celebrate each child’s individuality as well as their academic and social gains.

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Propel Schools is a network of public charter schools that transforms the lives of children in underserved communities through innovative, student-centered learning. Propel sets a standard for creating productive citizens by prioritizing academic excellence and fundamental life skills. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Propel has become one of the largest, fastest-expanding charter school systems since it was established in 2003. Today Propel serves 4,000 scholars at 13 Allegheny County locations.

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