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Principal Kristin Scott

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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.
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We're claiming the title of "School of Champions."
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Propel McKeesport is Propel’s second school, opening in 2005 and serving 400 scholars in grades K-8. In March 2010, Propel McKeesport was named the single top-performing elementary school from a nationwide consortium of charter schools that includes the recognized leaders such as KIPP, Aspire and Uncommon Schools. It was the second consecutive year that Propel McKeesport received an Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) Award from New Leaders for New Schools, most recently receiving the award in the “Gold Gain” category. Gold Gain is EPIC’s highest honor, awarding schools making the greatest gains with student achievement.

Propel McKeesport operates around 6 Team Foundations through a new PBIS system called Project Teamhelping othersbeing a positive change agentanti-bullyingbeing a leader, being resilient, and problem-solving.

In the 5th and 6th grade, Education City engages students in a “real-world” atmosphere. Scholars have the opportunity to apply for jobs (and complete tasks around the classrooms) based on their strengths such as accountants, HR representatives and decorators. In order to keep their jobs, they must keep their behavior up to par.

Our middle school scholars have the opportunity to participate in electives such as sudoku, yoga, sports and service-learning.

Our Vision

Propel McKeesport cultivates successful lifelong leaders and learners through a culture of high expectations and academic excellence.

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#WatchUsGrow

Fifth-grade scholars teach the third grade about mindset with the Propel Mckeesport morning ritual. This chant is recited after singing "The Greatest Love Of All". No wonder our scholars are excelling academically. #WatchUsGrow