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Enrollment Application FAQs

Frequently asked questions about enrolling with Propel Schools Last Updated: 7/14/2021 3:12 PM


Families may apply for the 2022-2023 school year’s open lottery at from October 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021. Families may apply after December 31 and will be placed on the waiting list.

Families may apply to one or multiple schools. In January, a lottery will be conducted using SchoolMint’s automated software. Families will be notified via SchoolMint if space has been confirmed or they may log in and view their place on the waiting list.

Waitlisted scholars have not yet been offered spaces. The lottery is only the first of many rounds of offers throughout the year. If your child is not contacted this school year, you must apply again using the SchoolMint system if you would like to be considered for the next school year. 


The deadline is December 31, 2021. Families may apply after December 31 and will be placed on the waiting list.


Applicants will receive an email via the SchoolMint system during the second half of January with details about how to complete registration as well as a list of required documents.

Potential kindergarten scholars must be 5 years of age by September 1 of the year they propose to begin school. No exceptions will be made to this rule.


There is no application fee or cost to attend. Propel schools are free, public schools.

Yes. For specific information, please contact Melissa Garvin at 412-325-7305 ext 1010 or Thomas Kuchno at 412-325-7305 ext 1130.



Yes, our schools offer a FREE afterschool program. Programs vary by school but all include snacks and/or dinner as well as academic enrichment opportunities. For specific information, please call 412-325-7305 ext 1310.


Bus transportation, in most cases, is provided by the resident school district in which you live. You must live within a 10-mile radius of the school, and within a bussing school district to receive transportation from your resident school district. If you reside in a district that is not a bussing school district the family is responsible for providing transportation.


The number of scholars in each classroom will vary depending on the grade. Kindergarten classes generally have 20 scholars and increase with grade level to about 25.


Generally, the school year begins in mid-August.


No, all Propel scholars receive free breakfast and lunch. Scholars may also bring a lunch to school.  

Yes, Propel scholars wear uniforms. Parents and guardians are expected to support their scholars by ensuring they are properly dressed when they leave for school each morning.


All applications for siblings will be prioritized in the lottery.


If your child is in grade 8, they will need to apply during the open enrollment period to select which Propel Schools high school they would like to attend. Families with children in other grades will need to complete an intent to return form at the end of the current school year.


If your contact information changes or you move to a new address, you will need to log into SchoolMint and update the information. If your contact information changes after you have secured a spot but before the school year begins, please contact the enrollment team. If your information changes once the school year has begun, please contact the administrative assistant at the school to complete a change of address form.