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September 2020

Addressing First Grade Learning Gaps

September 30th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Oh 2020, let us count the ways you disrupt. 

girl gazing at planet model

Our first graders, like students of all ages and stages around the world, have been impacted by the global health pandemic and coronavirus. The disruption to their previous school year and 2020 spring semester has caused expected learning slippage. Here are some ways we’re addressing first […]

Staying Safe Online Matters — Even for Kinders and 1st Graders

September 22nd, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Our education model at Catalyst is based on high expectations, academic rigor, quality teaching, strong relationships, innovation and personalization, and holistic development. We strive for this everyday we are together — be it in-person or online. And as our scholars join our Catalyst school community they also join the online world, via our 1:1 devices and digital backpacks. 

The internet is a magical place full of fun. […]

Why Choose a Charter School

September 10th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Charter schools are public schools that excel where traditional public schools and private schools can’t. Catalyst Academy Charter School is the first new charter school in Pittsburgh in six years! We are in our founding year. It’s a very special time and we would love to share it with you and your child.

Charter schools are public schools and are tuition-free

Charter schools get funding from […]

August 2020

Strong Commitment to Inclusivity and Equity: Meet Our Board

August 21st, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Every member of our Catalyst Academy Board is mission-aligned. They each have a background and history in education and equity. They’re extraordinary members of our community and they will help us to grow and thrive. Here is the superstar team we are proud to call our Board:

Rachel Amankulor

Rachel Amankulor, President

Ms. Amankulor is a long-time advocate […]

The Art in Our Hearts

August 13th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

Everything we do at Catalyst is with intention. Whether it’s our mission, our educational model or our philosophy. It’s the reason we exist as a school and the motivation for how hard we worked to get our charter – the first new charter school in Pittsburgh in six years. 

It’s this intention that drives our curriculum choices. It’s […]

A Catalyst for Opportunity!

August 11th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we don’t know what the future holds. As a public school and community, Catalyst Academy Charter is ready to prepare our scholars for whatever the future may bring.  We’ve thoughtfully laid out our mission, philosophy and educational model so that our scholars can define and achieve their dreams. At Catalyst Academy our mission is to create a world-class K-8 […]

The Catalyst Philosophy

August 6th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

We prepare our scholars to define and achieve their dreams. How will we do this? By closing the achievement and opportunity gap. Our educational philosophy is that a child’s education should seek mastery along three dimensions:

College Readiness

All scholars will be prepared to attend and graduate from a four-year college or university.  Catalyst scholars will be prepared by achieving mastery of a broad, rigorous college-preparatory curriculum […]

July 2020

We Love our Community: Get to Know our CEO and Principal! 

July 29th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

At Catalyst Academy, every scholar, family, teacher, and staff member will be embraced, respected, and supported. Everyone belongs here. We are a community and we love this community. 

Further, every member of our Catalyst Academy staff is committed to growth and equity inclusion. We are focused on opening doors of opportunity and preparing our scholars for college, career […]

How Does Your Scholar Grow? STEM 5x/ Week!

July 24th, 2020|Categories: About Catalyst, Catalyst News|

We are all growing. At Catalyst, we are big believers in growth every day. In fact, we focus on growth in multiple ways: 

  1. Grow is one of our core values. (along with Belong and Achieve)
    Every Catalyst Academy scholar, teacher, and staff member is committed to growing every day in alignment with our mission.
  2. […]

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