Pittsburgh Allegheny 6-8
A Traditional Academy
PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Off days are precious during an NFL season, especially so coming off a couple of losses. Steelers tailback Najee Harris spent his off-day morning working help some local East Liberty students.
Pittsburgh Public Schools is partnering with the City of Pittsburgh and local businesses on a work-study program called “Prepare to Prosper” that will expand opportunities for all students, not just those planning to attend traditional four-year colleges and universities. It’s a great sign of cooperation between the district and the city, and a big step toward building a more inclusive regional economy.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Where Every Challenge is an Opportunity! Pittsburgh Allegheny 6-8 is a whole school Traditional Academy Magnet School located in Pittsburgh's North Side community. It sits in a prime location that provides teachers and students the opportunity to partner with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, The National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center, Community College of Allegheny County, Carnegie Library, The Pittsburgh Steelers Football, and the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball teams. Our school emphasizes academic achievement, structure, discipline, character development, technology proficiency, and community responsibility. We embrace the Community of Caring Core Values of Responsibility, Respect, Trust, Care, and Family. Our children will behave appropriately, respect cultural diversity, and will develop self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-reliance. Student affirmation will result in proud and successful children. Students will provide service to their schools and the community. Parents will support the philosophy and practices of the Traditional Academy, and will be engaged as partners in the education of their children. Teachers and administrators will fine tune skills and seek professional development opportunities to improve their effectiveness. Collaborative efforts of educators, parents and the community help us to achieve our goals for all our students.
All students have equitable access to instructional technology, which includes: ActivBoard, Read 180, Compass Learning Reading and Math programs, and classroom computers, as well as a fully equipped computer lab. Other special programs for students include: Pittsburgh Gifted Program, Title I school wide program, learning support classes, school-wide positive behavior support system, Student Assistant Program, and conflict mediation.
Pittsburgh Allegheny 6-8 also offers opportunities to participate in choral and instrumental ensembles, grade level service learning projects, portfolio review, extended day program, book clubs, Science Fair, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition, Career Day, participation in the African American Challenge Bowl, and recently received the NFL Play 60 Fitness grant. Sports include interscholastic volleyball, cross-country, basketball, swimming, soccer, and wrestling. Other activities include intramural sports, National Junior Honor Society, Step Team, the Mayor's Stash the Trash Campaign, Yearbook Club, K.R.U.N.K., ASSEMBLE, S.T.E.M. Stars, Youth Places, Digital Corps, and School Newspaper Club. School-community partnerships include Mercy Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh Children's Museum, Sprout, Pittsburgh Project, the Carnegie Science Center, and the National Aviary.
Additional Educational Services
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Parent School Community Council (PSCC)
Allegheny 6-8, located at 810 Arch St, was built in 1904. The 4 story building a total area of 28,857 square feet.