• Alert:

    If you are a resident of the Woodland Hills School District, this message contains important information. Until bus transportation is restored, Woodland Hills School District is offering you one of two options: 

    1. They will provide a Pittsburgh Regional Transit Connect Card

    2. They will provide mileage reimbursement to parents

    If you are driving your scholar and want mileage reimbursement, you MUST complete this form and mail it to the Woodland Hills Administration Building, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA 15104. You are required to complete a daily log with mileage in order to be reimbursed. Woodland Hills School District will check attendance with your Propel School for each scholar that a parent is submitting reimbursement for. The reimbursement rate is the IRS mileage rate, which is 62.5 cents per mile for the remainder of 2022. Please note that Woodland Hills SD’ policy is that a scholar cannot have more than one form of transportation, meaning they cannot have a Connect Card, a school bus, and parent mileage reimbursement. 

    This update only pertains to residents of the Woodland Hills School District.

     

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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.

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

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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