The statistical analysis of the last reported PSSA scores of district totals (2011-12), located on the PDE website, show Harrisburg’s ranking in the state as 496 of 498 for proficiency/advance students in Reading, Math, and Science. According to PDE, the district’s last AYP status in 2012 was Corrective Action II, 10th Year. It had a 5.88 percent dropout rate – the 10 highest in the state. A review of the district’s School Performance profiles reveals that only one school in the district – the Math Science Academy – a magnet middle school was considered in “blue status” – an SPP over 90. Six schools were in “red status” – an SPP under 60 and indicating academic deficiency and three schools in yellow status. Schools under an SPP Score of 70 have a showing of needed academic improvement. Key Charter School of Harrisburg will provide the city a comprehensive K-12 opportunity for all students. Research shows, the developmental, hands-on, project-based approach Key Charter School of Harrisburg will implement will benefit all students making them career and/or college ready upon graduation. Moreover, Key Charter School of Harrisburg will be a unique public charter school for families in Harrisburg. It is time to give another option to the children in Harrisburg. Once again, vote ‘YES’ to Key Charter School of Harrisburg!