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City Charter High School’s amazing students, teachers, and Pittsburgh mentors make a difference everyday. Read about their achievements both in-school and out!

City High Welcomes New CEO and Principal

Dr. Dara Ware Allen New CEO & Principal of City Charter High School Dr. Dara Ware Allen graduated from Spelman College before earning her Masters Degree in Education from Duquesne University and Ph.D in Workforce Education and Development from Penn State … Read more »

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City High—School Videos 2017-2018

Each year City High’s teachers and students work together to document their school year highlights with videos. Below are the links for the 2017-2018 school year videos. Please click the images below to watch City High’s students in action. Class … Read more »

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City Charter High School is honored with Children’s Hospital Community Partner of the Year Award.

Patti Kretschman, Internship Manager of City High with Children’s Hospital volunteer coordinator John Krysinky. City Charter High School is ecstatic to be honored by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC as a “Community Partner of the Year.” We are not … Read more »

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City High reaches another milestone – 100% completion of ALICE-certified training. But that’s just one element of a multi-pronged approach to safety.

City High student provides a spot while working in a set with Officer Saunders and  Bigley . It is unfortunate that our children have become the first mass-shooting generation where active-shooter drills are the new norm. Born into a world … Read more »

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Crystal Cox finds her City High internship at the YWCA an empowering experience.

Cyrstal Cox with her internship mentors Wendy Allman (left) and Mel Steven-Cosnek (right) at the YWCA Pittsburgh.  I was impressed right away with her focus and organization skills. She’s very mature.” That’s how Wendy Allman, former Director of the Women’s … Read more »

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There’s a new “science guy” in town – meet City High’s own Logan Brown.

Forget the old guy in the bow tie… there’s a new younger version, and he’s right here in Pittsburgh. City Charter High School senior Logan Brown had audiences wowed, laughing and learning as a presenter in the Freeze show at … Read more »

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City High seniors’ presentation “GOT PRIVILEGE?” is a big hit at Ellis School’s Cultural Jam!

From L to R: Destiny Troy,  London Brooks, Crystal Cox and McKenna Battista present Got Privilege? at Ellis School’s Cultural Jam. For the purpose of workshop discussions, participants wrote down examples of how they have experienced the advantages and disadvantages of … Read more »

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City High’s Hector Navarette learns about database marketing as the only high school intern at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

From L to R: — Pittsburgh Cultural Trust mentors Kate McMahon- Institutional Development Associate, Sadie Treese—Development Systems Manager, Shavonne Arnett—Systems Associate with City Charter High School intern Hector Navarette There’s only one high school in Pittsburgh that places interns at the Pittsburgh Cultural … Read more »

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Children’s Hospital leads City High student Carmella Brown on journey of self-discovery.

From L to R: Sherry Rectenwald, John Krysinsky, Carmella Brown and Kim Mason “She was always fantastic, always appropriate. It’s spectacular to see somebody so young who’s so passionate and so caring. She’s just top-notch.”—Kim Mason Try becoming a volunteer at Children’s Hospital … Read more »

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For a student who loves to make things, City Theatre was a goldmine of opportunity for Kyesi Shackelford.

While at the City Theatre Set Department, Kyesi demonstrated maturity and initiative. As Mr. Ferrieri puts it, “Ky was great. (Also City High’s Alex Jacobs and Deanna Wanek– those three were the best we’ve ever had. Bar none! Very engaged, interested in what they were doing, had initiative. . . and really interested in learning what our process was.” Read more »

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