The Education Gap
As a public charter school, Propel has the opportunity to educate students with a wide range of abilities, experiences and challenges. We take time to accurately assess our students, allowing us to provide the best possible educational support. We involve families so that they can be partners in the education process.
Propel’s impact on the Pittsburgh region continues to grow, proving it is possible to permanently close the achievement gap that separates students along lines of affluence. Propel is demonstrating that it is possible to build a system of schools serving challenging populations where quality is the rule, not the exception.
The Experience Gap
The true results of a Propel education cannot be quantified as numbers on a test or lines on a chart. A Propel education brings students the experiences that will impact their lives, as well as their academic acumen.
- Our students are learning and growing via experiences that show dignity, respect and trust as terms of action, that students can witness each day in their classrooms.
- Our students are learning and growing via experiences in the arts, as all Propel students have exposure to the arts daily.
- Our students are learning and growing via community service, as they learn that they can give of their time and talent to be an asset to both their school and home communities.
- Our students are learning and growing through access to experiences that align with their peers in suburban schools, such as theatre, athletics, dance, instrumental music and technology.