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Propel Andrew Street High School Building Expansion

The Propel Andrew Street High School expansion provides our scholars and staff with additional resources. The two-story, 8,000-square-foot addition includes the following:

  • a 1,200-square-foot state-of-the-art chemistry lab
  • music room
  • art room
  • offices for school administrators

At its core, this project is rooted in education equity, scholar self-expression and our promise to do all we can to narrow the opportunity gap for our scholars.

The original structure was built in 1956. Propel Schools has taken steps to modernize the building by adding air conditioning, installing a new boiler system and install a new roof. This addition is the first major renovation since 2012 and is meant to increase educational equity for Propel Andrew Street High School scholars.

The new chemistry lab enables scientific exploration in a safe and collaborative environment that is conducive to the blending of mathematics and the sciences. The music classrooms uphold Propel’s long-standing focus on including the arts in our curriculum. Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills. Arts learning can improve motivation, concentration, confidence and teamwork.

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Photo Gallery

Propel Andrew Street High School Principal Don Wilkins speaks during the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Classroom activities in the new science lab. 

Propel Andrew Street scholars give a tour of the new expansion. 

Propel Schools officials and architects from the Graves Design Group during the official ceremony. 

Photos of scholars working in the expanded chemistry lab. 

Dr. Tina Chekan CEO/Superintendent Propel Schools and Propel Schools Foundation

Propel Andrew Street High School, Principal, Don Wilkins and a scholar. 

Propel Schools Director of Operations, Rich Snyder addresses the crowd during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

ARCHITECT: Graves Design Group

CONTRACTOR: Arcon Contracting, Inc.