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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 alum reflects on an internship that gave her the confidence to succeed.

From Left to Right: Mentor Christa Drew, Creative Lead and Youth Developer for TeenBloc and City High’s recent 2020 graduate Amaris Martin meet up to reflect on their work together and the personal growth experience that this City High alum … Read more »

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Ajani’s Covid-19 Update!

Due to the pandemic, Ajani’s senior year ended on a “virtual” note with remote classes. Starting college remotely without the full college experience, this promising City High grad has decided to take a “gap year” before starting college. Ajani made … Read more »

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Love of Tech led City High’s 2020 Graduate Ajani Mohanty to explore Robotics during his 13-week Mentored Internship

Mentor Dave Rollinson, Co-founder of HEBI (left) and City High Student Ajani Mohanty (right) are seen her posing with a HEBI robotic arm that can automatically map the entire pipe for density applications It could be said that Robotics is … Read more »

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Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

July 25, 2020 • City Charter High School It is with great pleasure and great pride to present to you the City Charter High School Graduation Commencement for the Historical Class of 2020. All day today at Soldiers and Sailors … Read more »

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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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