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Founding General Education Teacher (Grade 1)

2019-10-30T20:02:01-04:00

Role Description Who We Are: Catalyst Academy Charter School is free, open enrollment public charter school serving scholars and families in Pittsburgh’s East End. Our mission is to create a world-class K-8 school where children are prepared for college, career, and life. We believe in creating a cohesive community in which scholars and families see themselves as catalysts for their communities. Our core values center around three words: Belong. Grow. Achieve. Catalyst is a place where scholars, families, teachers, and leaders exemplify the meaning of our core values. Belong - We create spaces in which our people feel seen, heard, [...]

Founding General Education Teacher (Grade 1)2019-10-30T20:02:01-04:00

Founding General Education Teacher (Kindergarten)

2019-10-30T19:53:28-04:00

Role Description Who We Are: Catalyst Academy Charter School is free, open enrollment public charter school serving scholars and families in Pittsburgh’s East End. Our mission is to create a world-class K-8 school where children are prepared for college, career, and life. We believe in creating a cohesive community in which scholars and families see themselves as catalysts for their communities. Our core values center around three words: Belong. Grow. Achieve. Catalyst is a place where scholars, families, teachers, and leaders exemplify the meaning of our core values. Belong - We create spaces in which our people feel seen, heard, [...]

Founding General Education Teacher (Kindergarten)2019-10-30T19:53:28-04:00

Catalyst Approved (Again)

2019-10-30T19:46:21-04:00

Today's "re-vote" by the charter appeals board was even more decisive. This reaffirms what the district’s own review team found when they determined that we met all 9 review categories, including our plan for serving children with special needs. The unprecedented strength of our plan continues to withstand additional roadblocks. We look forward to serving families beginning in the 2020-21 school year. Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

Catalyst Approved (Again)2019-10-30T19:46:21-04:00

Catalyst Approved

2019-10-30T19:45:44-04:00

“The Pennsylvania Charter School Appeal Board determined that the application for the planned Catalyst Academy Charter School fully meets the requirements of the state’s charter school law and granted its right to open.” Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article.

Catalyst Approved2019-10-30T19:45:44-04:00

A Catalyst for Opportunity for All Children

2019-10-30T19:46:10-04:00

"We are excited about Pittsburgh’s emergence as a global innovation center. However, we cannot watch another generation of low-income and African-American students be shut out of opportunity because they don’t have access to a high-quality public school." Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

A Catalyst for Opportunity for All Children2019-10-30T19:46:10-04:00