Current 9th & 10th Graders

Apply Now and Start as early as January 5th!

Livestream Classrooms & In-Person Support!

Your teachers, your classmates — All on your FREE laptop with an optional In-person Support once a week. Plus, WiFi hotspots for students who don’t have access at home.

Hurry! Apply by January 24th, 2020 and begin this academic year.

96% Graduation Rate

92% Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Eligibility

Highest Promise Eligibility of all Pittsburgh Public Schools!

#1 Ranked Pittsburgh Area Charter High School –

11th Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania –

“A” Safety Rating – And more!

Application deadlines for transferring students.

Students in the 10th Grade must submit a completed application before January 24th, of their Sophomore year to attend.

We do not admit students after 10th grade.


Discover what we’ve known all along – technology is essential to learning.

City High is technology-based and career-focused with innovations that keep kids engaged and learning. Things like teacher “looping”, career mapping and mentored internships. We provide every student with a FREE laptop and software skills training so they’re ready to learn in-person or virtually.

City High has the Highest Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Eligibility of all public high schools in the city of Pittsburgh!

You Are Welcome

City Charter High School opens its doors to all area students. You DO NOT need to live in the city of Pittsburgh to attend City High. If you reside in and are registered in any area school district, you are eligible to join our unique high school experience.

Unlike traditional high schools, City Charter High School is a technology infused high school with a college and career focus. City High offers a more personalized approach to learning with its low student/teacher ratio and “looping” of teachers and students together all 4 years. Each student gets a FREE laptop an technology classes so they’re prepared to learn in-person or remotely.

Best of all, it is Tuition- Free!

Who Can Apply

City Charter High School is a tuition-free public school and is therefore open to all students regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, religion, and/or ability. As a school of choice, families have an opportunity to make an informed decision regarding the appropriateness of this and other high schools for a particular student.
In order to help families make the best decision, tours for current 7th and; 8th grade students are typically available by appointment from the beginning of October until the end of May each year. The student should accompany the parent/ guardian on the tour. During the tour, families have an opportunity to visit classrooms, receive information about the curriculum and ask questions.

How to Apply

There are 3 ways to apply to City Charter High School:

1.    Use our on-line application

2.   Email your application and required documents to us at:

3.   Download a City High’s Admissions Procedures Booklet and application form.
Applicants for the school year 2021-2022
Class of 2025

Applicants for the school year 2020-2021
Class of 2024

4.   Mail your completed application and required documents to:

City Charter High School
Attention: Admissions
201 Stanwix Street, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

To have your child’s application processed AND to receive an application number, you will need the following documents:

Two proofs of residency (both addresses must match Parent/Guardian’s CURRENT address). Acceptable forms include:

   First Proof of Residence
•     Driver’s license
•     State ID
•     Vehicle Registration Card

   Second proof of Residence
•     Utility Bill
•     Mortgage/Lease documents
•     Bank/credit card statement

   A copy of your child’s birth certificate
   A copy of your child’s immunization record
   Legal guardianship documents (If there are any)
   Birth Certificate
   Immunization Record


Applications are first-come, first-served.

New enrollment for the Class of 2025 has begun for the 2021-2022 School Year! Limited seats available for the class of 2024!  APPLY NOW!

Class of 2023 students must submit a completed application by January 24th.  Please contact Ms. Fossum at to expedite your application process and to help you meet the transferring deadline.

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.