A message from
Mr. Mike Gentile,
Chief Executive Officer Keystone Charter School
Welcome to PA’s 1st Charter School where I have served as Keystone’s CEO for the past 18 years. With the passing of Act 22, Keystone Education Center Charter School became the first charter school in this Commonwealth in 1997. In that year, there were only six charter schools in Pennsylvania. Currently, there are 174 charter schools educating over 128,000 students.
Keystone Charter School is a brick and mortar school operating out of two buildings; a middle school for students in grades seven and eight and a high school for students in grades nine through twelve. Our current enrollment is 225 students. These students come to us from over 60 school districts and 13 counties in western Pennsylvania.
We are excited to begin the 2015-16 school year with some new additions and improvements which will help facilitate a richer learning environment for our students. Some of these additions and improvements include:
We just received word of students who were selected for show in a national competition, Celebrating Art. It is sponsored by an art supply company, Dick Blick, and to date there are 52,000 schools participating. Only 25% of the work submitted is selected for show; these students are now entered in second round where scholarships and cash awards are decided.
Congratulations to Amber Midura, Brianna Anderson, Amber Campbell, Killian Kettering, Carley Pareetich, Kara Deikman, and Toni Weaver
EXCITING NEWS from the Art Department: Senior, Kara Diekman took Second in the State for her drawing entered in the V.F.W. Ladies' Auxiliary Patriotic Art Contest.
The Keystone Charter School was established to provide educational alternatives that address the needs of a wide variety of students who have difficulty functioning in the traditional public school environment. The intent of the Keystone Charter School is to afford students the opportunity to gain positive educational experiences, to earn a high school diploma, to develop marketable skills and to develop the necessary work ethic needed for post high school success. The school will also address the behavioral and emotional needs of each child.
January 15 End of Term 2
February 26 Special Interest Day
March 7--Snow Make Up Day--School will be IN-SESSION
March 23 End of Term 3
March 24-29- Spring Break
April 1 Special Interest Day
April 8 No School for students--Teacher Inservice
April 25 No School
April 29 Special Interest Day
May 12-13 Senior Pictures
May 17 Silly Pictures/Hand Print Pictures for Seniors
May 27 Special Interest Day
June 1 Senior Picnic
June 2 Awards Ceremony
May 30 No School--Happy Memorial Day
June 3 Last day for students
June 3 Graduation Day
June 6 Last day for teachers