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Tours and New Admissions Open Houses

We are working closely with the PA Department of Education to ensure the safety of our students and future students. As we await the green light from the Governor’s office, we must suspend all tours and open house visits until students are permitted back in classrooms.

We want to assure you that we are hard at work planning for the reopening of the 2020-21 school year and a resumption of in-person instruction, delivery of services, resumption of extracurricular activities and other programs (including those provided by external organizations), following all guidelines from the State and the CDC.

Important for the Class of  2024

Applications are already underway for our upcoming freshman class. We strongly recommend that Class of 2024 students apply NOW online and not wait for the traditional open house for prospective students. Seats are limited, please visit to apply.

City High Robotics City High Entrance City High Graduation City High Cultural Field Trips

Robotics • Downtown Location • Graduation at Soldiers and Sailors • Cultural Field Trips

City High Cultural Literacy

Chemistry • Graduation Projects • Musical Theatre • Cultural Literacy

City High Programming City High Laptop City High Downtown

Programming • Free Laptop • Chef Prepared Lunches • 201 Stanwix Street

Small Group Tours

Small Group tours are for parents and students thinking about attending City High and would like to visit classrooms while classes are in session. City High’s small group tours are typically available every Thursday while classes are in session. For more information please call 412-690-2489 ext. 111, or email Michelle Fossum at

COVID-19: If you were hoping to take a tour or visit us during an open house, please note that Covid-19 has kept us from opening our doors as we go in and out of phases (red, yellow, etc.). Open houses are currently on hold as we wait for the phases to change.

New Admissions Open House

Each Summer, Spring and Fall City Charter High School conducts an open house for 8th Graders and their parents who are thinking about applying for City High to attend in the Fall of their 9th Grade.

City High’s New Admissions Open Houses allow interested parents and students talk with teachers and student ambassadors, while touring our lecture hall, labs and classrooms. You’ll visit our cafeteria with a professionally equipped kitchen for chef-prepared lunches! Learn about students’ free laptop and cultural field trips, and why gave us an A Rating in Health and Safety, and  much more. 

9 & 10th Grade Students Transfer Applicants

All students that are looking to attend City High in the 9th and 10th Grade are welcome to attend the New Admissions Open Houses. Students who are a transferring applicant looking to start during the current 9th or 10th† grade year are encouraged to attend any of these open houses as well.
City High only accepts transfer students in the 9th or 10th grade.

Current 9th graders submitting applications after January 24th, of each year will need to apply for 10th grade for the next school year.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, or receive informational brochures and/or alerts to upcoming City High events, please email us your name, address, and your child’s current grade level to Michelle Fossum at or call 412-690-2489 ext. 111.

†After January 24th of each year current 10th graders will no longer be accepted.


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