City High is a technology based school with a rigorous approach to interdisciplinary, project-based learning.
Cultural Literacy – English and Social Studies
City High’s English Language Arts program consists of a mandatory four years of study using integrated History and Reading/Writing units. In 9th and 10th grades, this college preparatory, integrated program covers modern American History, Civics, Geography and modern American writers. In 11th grade, the program shifts to World History and World Literature with a focus on events and writers from Asia, Latin America and Africa. In twelfth grade, students continue with World History and World Literature and look at world events and world writers through the lens of moral and political philosophy.
Scientific Literacy – Mathematics and Science
City High’s mathematics and science program consists of a mandatory four years of study for all students. This college preparatory mathematics program is integrated in nature and covers Algebra, Geometry, Functions, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics. The science program consists of four years of lab-based science proceeding from 9th grade conceptual physics, to 10th grade Science and Sustainability to 11th grade Biology and 12th grade Physics, Forensics or Chemistry.
Honors City High offers honors programming in Mathematics, English, History and Science beginning in the 10th grade. Students may take a maximum of 12 honors courses between grades 10-12. Participation in the City Charter High School honors program is open to all students. The honors program is a deeper and broader study of the standard curriculum. Approximately 30% of City High students participate in the honors program in each subject area. Honors designation is included on the City High transcript.
Workskills Literacy – Technology and Business
Technology/Business City Charter High School provides a rich program in technology applications and business. All students become proficient and often certified in Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint/Access/Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, digital video, web design html and Java.