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City Charter High School’s amazing students, teachers, and Pittsburgh mentors make a difference everyday. Read about their achievements both in-school and out!

City High student Damani Brown gains clearer appreciation for architecture through internship at Springboard Design.

Damani Brown with his mentor, Springboard Design founder and architect, Paul Rosenblatt Some people say, “Success is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.” Damani Brown couldn’t agree more. As this 3.57 GPA City Charter High School student reflects on his internship in … Read more »

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A+ Schools Annual Report to the Community Highlights Persistent Gaps And Success Stories In Pittsburgh Public Schools

By SARAH SCHNEIDER • 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station Morrison Young, left, a City Charter High School student reflects on a report on learning outcomes in Pittsburgh public schools. SARAH SCHNEIDER / 90.5 WESA   Academic achievement gaps are persistent in Pittsburgh Public … Read more »

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City High’s 4.2 GPA student Cierra Saunders discovers she’s “a natural” in an advanced medical research laboratory.

Cierra worked closely with mentor Jennifer Taylor, Ph.D, an instructor in the Department of Dematology. Their chemistry was instantaneous. “She picks up on things very quickly,” noted Dr. Taylor. “She’s very dedicated and always wants to do more. Her technique … Read more »

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Introducing City High’s New Assistant Principals.

Please welcome our new City Charter High School Assistant Principals: Alesha Platt, MA and LaMont Lyons, M. Ed. Read more »

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Marci Mazza-Fredley receives the 2019 student RFK Urban Education Award.

Congratulations to City High junior Marci Mazza-Fredley! Marci Mazza-Fredley is the recipient of the 2019 student RFK Urban Education Award. Marci, 17, is “the definition of a student-activist,” according to Mark Barga, the teacher who nominated her for the award. … Read more »

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Shawntea Mahdi makes the most of her City High experience… and has a $124,000 scholarship to show for it.

Talk about motivation! Shawntea Madhi is living proof that it pays off. For this City High student all the stars aligned. Her grades. Her volunteering and extra curricular activities. Her amazing internship at UPMC. Her science project. The list goes … Read more »

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City High’s Carson Scholar Recipients—Tavizijhae Johnson and Gwenyth Zeis-Miller are awarded for embracing high levels of academic excellence and community service!

Tavizijhae Johnson and Gwenyth Zeis-Miller Two City High students have been named Carson Scholar recipients for 2019. Congratulations to senior Tavizijhae Johnson, a 6-time Carson Scholar and to junior Gwenyth Zeis-Miller, a 7-time Carson Scholar.Tavizijhae Johnson was recognized at the … Read more »

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City High—School Videos 2018-2019

Each year City High’s teachers and students work together to document their school year highlights with videos. Below are the links for the 2018-2019 school year videos. Please click the images below to watch City High’s students in action. FIRST … Read more »

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Actor? Writer? Director? A real-world internship sets City High’s Ryan Fisher on his future path.

Ryan Fisher stops for a photo at the City County Building, his place of internship, and where the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance delivers the day-to-day workings of local government to the public. Ryan will attend Point Park University on … Read more »

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The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel continues to be a vital part of Pittsburgh and our City High Community

On Friday, Feb. 8th, the City High Internship Department was gifted a donation from the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. The hotel named the internship department their 4th quarter recipient for their national Sage Hospitality Fundraising Program. City High has received an … Read more »

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