Attend the 8th Graders NEW Admissions Spring Open House Saturday March 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – noon.

Class of 2024
Admissions Applications Launch Dates

Current 8th graders wishing to apply to attend City High:

Sibling Preference
October 1st – 31st, 2019

Pittsburgh Residents November 1st – 30th, 2019

Non-Pittsburgh Residents December 1st, 2019 – onward

A waiting list will be formed once all seats are filled

Seats are limited. APPLY NOW!

Application deadlines for transferring students.

After January 24th current 10th graders (2022) will no longer be accepted. Current 9th graders (2023) submitting applications after January 24th, 2020 will need to apply for 10th grade for the 2020-2021 school year.

You DO NOT need to live in the city of Pittsburgh to attend City High.


City High is a
public high school, open to ALL students.

CITY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL is a public charter school approved by the Pittsburgh Public School (PPS) board but is not a PPS-operated school. We are self-governed with a privately elected Board. Our location in Pittsburgh still allows our students to apply for the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Program!

*The cost of each student’s public education and laptop is paid for by taxpayer dollars. Laptops are theirs to keep upon graduation. © City High. City High is an Equal Rights and Opportunity Public School.





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Join us and you’ll be able to see where your child can embark on their greatest potential! Find out how our unique Looping of teachers with student all four years is a key part of building academic strength, earning the highest “Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Eligibility” of all Pittsburgh Public Schools.  See our complete fitness center, visit classrooms and labs, and our cafeteria with a professionally equipped kitchen for chef-prepared lunches! Learn about students’ free laptops and cultural field trips and why gave us an “A” rating in Health and Safety. City High is an “ALICE Certified Organization,” a second year in a row, one of only 22 organizations in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this certification for students and staff safety preparations.

School tours are available every thursday while classes are in session. Call 412-690-City and ask for Ms. Davis to schedule your tour today. Please note tours fill up fast.

The current 8th grade applications period for all Pittsburgh and non-Pittsburgh residents of the upcoming 9th grade class of 2024 is now underway. Apply Now!



100% of Graduates Complete an Internship
Students get to experience an off-campus internship, mentored in their field of interest.

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
The highest “Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Eligibility” of all Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Staffed with full-time Nurse, a 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.



Mentored Internship

FREE* laptop 24/7—yours to keep after graduation and wireless classrooms.

Microsoft Office & Adobe certifications

Career Mapping for each student

Opportunities to earn college credits at CCAC or Point Park University

Cultural Field Trips to New York, Niagara Falls, Presque Isle, Camp Kon-o-Kwee and Costa Rica

Student run robotics team & program workshops

Required professional attire

Year-round classes/emphasis on academics

Private study carrels and wing for seniors

Small school – individual attention

Leadership encouragement

Complete on-site fitness center

Dances and clubs



A Safety Rating—
City High’s diligent and proactive health and safety departments ensure a safer place for learning.

Risk assessments completed by: PA State Police, Pittsburgh Emergency Management & Department of Homeland Security.

Enhanced Anti-bullying Policy

ALICE-Certified Training at 100% participation—Staff and Students

City Charter High School is officially an “ALICE Certified Organization,” one of only 16 organizations in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this certification.

Facility Safeguards

• Ballistic Glass Lobby
• ID-Secured Entrance
• Emergency Panic Buttons
• 82 Monitored Cameras
• EMERGENCY Panic Switches on every floor
• EMERGENCY Panic Switches in every class room

Staffed with a full-time Nurse, full-time Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).