The mission of City Charter High School …

a technology infused public school, is to graduate students who are academically, technologically, personally and socially prepared to succeed in post-secondary education, training, or employment. Using a team approach, City High cultivates a safe, supportive and academically rigorous environment by recognizing and nurturing individual talents, needs and skills.

The six core beliefs of City High are:

Connections to the real world. A career focused experience convinces students that
what they do at City High impacts their future.
Continuous challenge. A curriculum constructed with multiple levels best meets the academic needs of individual students.
Individual responsibility for learning. Academic success is dependent on students taking an active role in their learning. Personal academic connections. Success relies strongly on each student feeling connected to one or more adults at City High.
Safe and caring environment. Essential to active classroom engagement. Collaboration. A student’s ability to collaborate is essential in today’s work environment.


City High is one of the highest performing

high schools in Pittsburgh

#1 School Performance Profile (SPP) score out of all Pittsburgh Public High Schools, Charter Schools and Cyber Schools.

#14 SPP out of all Allegheny County Public School and Pittsburgh Public Schools, and all charters schools and cyber schools —PA Dept. of Education.

91.5% of our students qualify to receive The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship.

96% Graduation Rate—Our teachers loop all four years with their students, a key element of our student retention and success.

100% Internship Completion—We partner with the Pittsburgh business community, another unique element to our students’ success.

Pittsburgh Promise Eligible High School!

Real-World Support

  • Staffed with a full-time Nurse, full-time Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Post High School Planning Team— providing training and support for college, trade/tech school or direct-to-work students.
  • Technology Infused—mandatory technology classes, and robotics and programming electives.


 City High Brochure 2016—PDF

City High Brochure 2016—Flipbooks