Petition Closed

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!

Letter to
Harrisburg City School District Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney
Harrisburg City Government Karl Singleton
Harrisburg City School District Adara Jackson
and 10 others
Harrisburg City School District Lola Lawson
Harrisburg City School District LaTasha Frye
Harrisburg City School District Monica Blackston-Bailey
Harrisburg City School District Patricia Whitehead-Myers
Harrisburg City School District Danielle Robinson
Harrisburg City School District Destini Hodges
Harrisburg City School District James Thompson
Harrisburg City School District Jennifer Smallwood
Harrisburg City School District Gene Veno
Harrisburg City Government Eric Papenfuse
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. Vote ‘YES’ to Key Charter School of Harrisburg!