Resources for Parents & Support Services

City Charter High School understands the partnership we have with parents. So we do everything in our power to ensure that parents – always have a place to go, a person to reach, a practical solution. We are committed to providing parents with the support they need to ensure the well-being and success of their student.

 

Wellness Support          

Whether it’s fresh and nutritious meals, our on-site fitness center, or a full-time nurse and two full-time mental health professionals, City Charter High School provides the resources and support needed for a safe, supportive place for learning.

We are devoted to the full realization of each child:

  • Intellectually
  • Socially
  • Emotional
  • Physically

IEP/Learning Support

We understand that not all students learn the same way. So, in addition to our very low student: teacher ratio that allows more time to be spent with each child, we provide in-classroom learning support so that students with learning difficulties are never subject to discrimination from being segregated from their classmates. Support teachers help to ensure the core curriculum and all other key educational opportunities are within their reach. We also screen regularly to help identify potential learning issues and create an individualized education program (IEPs) for students who require them.


Students with disabilities

Support services are available at City High for students with disabilities.

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Post-High School Support

At City Charter High School, we support a culture of professionalism that prepares students to succeed on their post high-school paths. It’s a three-pronged team approach incorporating career planning, an internship and post-high school counseling. Our dedicated post-high school planning team is dedicated to just one thing – helping students making the transition to college, career, apprenticeship, or workforce.

Financial Support

Families in temporary or inadequate living situations due to a loss of housing may have children who might be eligible for certain educational rights and services. For further assistance, contact City Charter High School’s Homeless Liaison, Jocelyn Zuniga, at 412-690-2489.

Additional information can be obtained from Nicole Anderson, Regional Director, Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homeless Program, Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA, 15120 or 412-394-5894 or nicole.anderson@aiu3.net.

Community Support

Ms. Ickes and Ms. Zuniga will be available via email. Any student or parent seeking to reach them can email them at zuniga@cityhigh.org or ickes@cityhigh.org. They will do their best to respond in a timely manner during regular school hours. If immediate assistance is required for a behavioral health emergency, RESOLVE should be contacted at 1-888- 796-8226. For those of you who are connected with Pressley Ridge, they will be reaching out to students and families directly.

Sometimes parents need support services that go beyond our capability as professional educators. Be assured that City Charter High School has identified the outside support organizations that may be needed.

To find out more, visit: Crisis Services 

 

Parent Concierge

To help parents of students – or potential students – we have a dedicated team to help answer questions and navigate the application process. Think of them as our “parent liaisons”.

If you have questions, contact the City High Admissions Concierge desk:

Michelle Fossum | Enrollment & Admissions
fossum@cityhigh.org
admissions@cityhigh.org
or call 412-690-CITY (2489), ext. 111

Feel free to leave a message.

OR

James Watson | Student Information Manager
jwatson@cityhigh.org
admissions@cityhigh.org
or call 412-690-CITY (2489), ext. 121

Feel free to leave a message.

 

Homeless Family Support

If you and your child are homeless and lack a fixed residence or a regular residence to call home, your child may qualify for additional support and considerations please contact: Ms. Jocelyn Zuniga, LPC Counselor AT (412) 690-2489 vm ext.123 or email at zuniga@cityhigh.org  to discuss your family/child’s situation and see how we can help. All discussions are confidential.
For additional information:

Families in temporary or inadequate living situations due to a loss of housing may have children who might be eligible for certain educational rights and services.  For further assistance, contact City Charter High School’s Homeless Liaison, Jocelyn Zuniga, 412-690-2489.  Additional information can be obtained from Nicole Anderson, Regional Director, Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homeless Program, Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA  15120 or 412-394-5894 or nicole.anderson@aiu3.net.

City Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender or handicap in employment practices or in the administration of any of their educational programs and activities in accordance with applicable federal statues and regulations.

The annual public and parent notice/child find can be located on the school’s website and in the Student Handbook.  Parents are provided within this information on a yearly basis at the orientation or within the general school mailing at the beginning of the school year.

Any questions regarding the content of this notice may be referred to the following school contact: City Charter High School- Joshua Hanna, Coordinator of Special Education; 201 Stanwix Street, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 1522; 412-690-2489.