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Some seats are still available at some Propel Schools for the 2022-23 school year. Keep in mind that open enrollment for the lottery for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on October 1, 2022, and close on December 31, 2022. The names of all scholars who applied during that period will be entered into the January lottery drawing. Families may apply after December 31 and will be placed on the waitlist. You can apply via SchoolMint. 

Every day, families of Propel scholars experience how we’re redefining schools and defying expectations. We go beyond the typical public school experience — we’re proud to be a cooperative, trusted partner that guides children toward a brighter tomorrow academically, emotionally, and socially.

We strive to build courage in addition to knowledge. We engage in a Culture of Dignity that supports positive relationships between every scholar, educator and family. We expect our scholars to overcome challenges and aim high to succeed. However, we don’t expect them to do it alone.



Propel Schools operates 13 public charter schools where scholars are admitted by blind lottery. Our schools are free and open to Allegheny County residents, and there are no admissions requirements and no tuition fees.