Because of Governor Tom Wolf’s declaration closing all schools in Pennsylvania, the 8th Graders NEW Admissions Spring Open House will be rescheduled. A new date will be announced when schools reopen.

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.






During one of our New Admissions Open Houses 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.

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100% of Graduates Complete an Internship

96% Graduation Rate, Class of 2019

92% Qualify for the The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship

2020 Best Charter High Schools in the Pittsburgh Area



Hands-on S.T.E.M. Labs, Student Robotics Team, Programming Electives, Anatomy & Physiology Elective Labs

FREE* Laptop

Microsoft Office & Adobe Certifications

Teacher Looping: A team of teachers and administrator stays with the same group of students for all 4 years, which fosters relationships and personalized learning. It’s a proven game changer.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities to Earn College Credits at CCAC or Point Park University

Post High School Planning Team including College & Career Planning for each student

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

Year-Round Trimester Schedule to Accelerate Learning

Unique Senior Model: Private study work stations and separate wing for seniors

Year-round classes/emphasis on academics

Advisory Program and Club Activities Integrated Within the School Day.

Complete on-site fitness center

Dances, Art Club, Chorus and High School Musical



A Safety Rating   –

City Charter High School is officially an “ALICE Certified Organization,” one of only 22 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 classroom

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