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CHARTER SCHOOL | GRADES K-8

YOUNG SCHOLARS
OF GREATER ALLEGHENY

YOUNG SCHOLARS OF GREATER ALLEGHENY
CHARTER SCHOOL
Tuition Free Public Charter School • Grades K-8

Give Your Child
The Best Start

We Teach Love, Care & Respect

Dedicated & Caring
Teachers

Science is our
Super Power

Success Begins
at YSGA

Give Your Child
The Best Start

A Better Future
Starts at YSGA

A Better Future
Starts at YSGA!

Welcome to Young Scholars of Greater Allegheny Charter School! We are thrilled to partner with our families for another exciting academic year filled with opportunities for growth, learning, and success. At YSGA, we are committed to providing a nurturing and challenging environment where every scholar can thrive.

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Kindergarten

At YSGA, our kindergarten classes are small and our dedicated and caring teachers get to know the scholars, their academic baseline, and each child's level of social-emotional development. Our scholars’ love of learning and innovative thinking begins in kindergarten.

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ELEMENTARY

A strong elementary education is crucial for children as it lays the essential groundwork for their future academic and personal success.

YSGA's robust elementary education which includes two world languages and STEAM fosters curiosity and a love for learning, encouraging children to explore new ideas and think critically.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle school serves as a bridge between elementary school and high school. This period helps scholars transition from the foundational skills learned in elementary school to the more complex and specialized knowledge they will encounter in high school.

At YSGA, middle school years are also crucial for building resilience, self-esteem, and the ability to handle stress and peer pressure.

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WE ARE  YOUNG SCHOLARS

YSGA acknowledges that building robust relationships is essential for student success. Our dedicated staff invest their efforts in fostering meaningful connections with both students and their families.

STEAM Program

YSGA believes our scholars learn best by making and doing. We believe that community is the foundation of innovation. Our STEAM program invites all members of YSGA and the Greater Allegheny community to make and learn together.

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1:1 Technology

At Young Scholars, we embrace cutting-edge education through 1:1 technology initiatives, seamlessly integrating technology into our curriculum. Our personalized approach ensures that each scholar has access to their own device, empowering them to explore, create, and collaborate in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

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Small Class Sizes

We limit the class size to 22 students per class. Small class size improves student outcomes, grades, and test scores.

Small classes allow each child to be seen as a unique, whole-person, with his or her own learning style and pattern of growth.

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Two World Languages

YSGA initiates bilingual instruction from Kindergarten through 8th grade, offering a program that blends a widely spoken language (Spanish) with a crucial language (Turkish). A "critical" language refers to one for which there is a significant demand for individuals who can proficiently listen, speak, read, and write in that language.

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FREE Extended Day Programs

Our extended day program offers a dynamic array of activities designed to engage and enrich students beyond the regular school day. From the arts to sports, self-defense to the school musical, Lego club to African drumming, and even homework help, there's something for everyone.

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Why
YSGA?

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Young Scholars At a Glance

320
Students
22
Average
Class Size
15
Extended Day Clubs
2
World Languages
100%
Free Breakfast & Lunch
10
Years Serving
Greater Allegheny
1:1
Technology
6:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
38%
of Teachers holding Master/PhD Degree

Young Scholars Voices

At YSGA, we believe that it is crucial for scholars to have a voice in their school because it fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility within the student body. When scholars are given the opportunity to express their opinions and contribute to decision-making processes, they feel valued and empowered.

More than a school

The teachers at YSGA actually care if you understand things or not. If you don’t understand something, they are not just going to leave you there. They take the time to go over the information several times until you get it. I love this about my YSGA teachers.

My teachers come here every day with a smile on their face helping students learn and be successful for their future.

Leo P.
7

More than a kindergarten

I want everyone to know that YSGA is the best school around. The children really learn, they speak different languages, there is wonderful diversity, the grammar is proper, and their entire education is high and lifted up.

I’ve never been around children who love to learn as much as these kids. So parents, if you want the best education for your child, I recommend checking out YSGA!

Anthony D.
Parent, Kindergarten

Young Scholars Voices

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World Language Festival kicks off

World Language Festival keeps roaming and bringing cultures together! We started the morning with delicious Turkish street food – Simit (Turkish Bagel)
May 20, 2024
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Farewell to Class of 2024

We bid a bittersweet farewell to our amazing 8th graders as they graduated and prepared for new adventures ahead.
May 29, 2024
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Magical Moments - Butterfly Release

Our little guests were all smiles as they watched these stunning creatures take flight on their new journeys.
May 16, 2024
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Spirit Week was full of fun!

Join us for the YSGA Spring Concert TODAY at 6 PM!
April 18, 2024
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Big Fun at Reading Night

YSGA's Reading Night was a huge success! Families came together for a night filled with fun activities and a shared love for books.
May 14, 2024
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Kindergarteners celebrate 100th Day of School

February 8, 2024
We celebrated the  special day for Kindergarteners together with our parents and community!
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Middle School Students exploring the "Wonders of Anatomy"

February 8, 2024
Our middle school students given the hands-on opportunity to explore the anatomy of a sheep's heart in their biology class!
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Snow Season makes a return!

February 8, 2024
Showing off our students' snow inspired creations this winter season!
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A Music & Art Exhibition event hosted by our Fine Arts Department

February 8, 2024
The Young Scholars Fine Arts Department shows off our students' talents! Our talented and exemplary students are already starting to receive applauds from the community!
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