Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship was awarded for the first time accreditation from the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in April, TribLive reported.
“It is a good feeling,” Terri Williams, PHCSE’s director of operations and innovation, said. “It is a strong accomplishment for all academic facilities.”
The school was also granted a 3-year $1.5 million from the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools in early May as part of Pennsylvania’s Charter School Program Grant. CEO Dr. Wayne Jones said the school plans to use the funds to help with the construction of a second floor that is beginning this summer, an expansion that will allow the school to add 200 students and more staff. It will also create a media room on the second floor and increase its marketing budget.
“We are tired of being this hidden secret in Penn Hills. More families need to be aware and know about us,” he said.