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.

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.

Our Success 

96% Graduation Rate, Class of 2019
Our teachers loop all four years with their students, a key element of our student retention and success.

92% Qualify for the The Pittsburgh Promise
Highest Promise Eligible School of all Pittsburgh Public Schools.

City High Brochure 2016—PDF