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Graduation Rate
City High continues to average among the highest in Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh Promise
Scholarship Eligibility of All Public High Schools in the City of Pittsburgh.
4 Day Week
Year-round Trimester Schedule
FREE Laptop Per Student FREE Laptop Per Student
FREE Laptop Per Student
WiFi Classrooms, Full Tech Support
Robotics Team
Student run First Robotics - Another Elective
Students Loop
With Their Teachers all Four Years
Resources & Facilities
A Place for Safe and Supportive Learning - Rating
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Teacher/Student Ratio
For More Personalized Learning
Post-High School
Planning Team Members
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Gates Millennium
Scholars - Full College Scholarships
Mentoring Internship
Community Partners
On-Site Fitness
Center - New, Well-Equipped
Learning Support
Students - Full Inclusion Policy
Students Travel
Abroad - In a Service Learning Program
Students Qualify
for Lunch - Free/Reduced Price
Learn about our mentored internships at City High

PA's #6 best charter high school is City High!City High – An Innovative 9-12 High School with a Proven Formula

Twenty years ago, we researched cutting-edge schools across the country to find the perfect mix of best practices with one goal: to graduate students ready for life.
Our curriculum for grades 9-12 is rigorous and relevant to the modern world. Furthermore, career-mapping, workforce skills literacy and mentored internships ensure our students graduate tech-savvy, college and career ready.
Today, this unique educational model continues to prove itself.  With free* laptops, year-round classes, a low student/teacher ratio, and focus on college and career readiness, City High averages a 94% graduation rate – across all demographic groups. 

Find out how you can become tech-savvy and well prepared for the challenges of college, career… and life.  
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A Unique Place... by Design


Technology was a founding principle at City High. We recognized early on, the importance of emerging technology as a learning tool as well as a vital skill for the modern workplace. So we make sure that in addition to FREE* laptops, our students also get the software skills training and certifications to prepare them for their future.

Technology Infused Education

A career-focused experience convinces students that what they do at City High impacts their future. So, all graduates complete a 13-week Mentored Internship to explore a potential career and get a taste of the real work environment. But before they go out into the business world, we arm them with business orientation skills, like time-management, collaboration and an overall professional work ethic. 

Mentored Internship
City High teachers “loop” with the same students over all 4 years, so our students really get to know their teachers... and vice versa. This results in a more personalized teaching approach. More importantly, it gives us better insight into each child’s individual learning style and pitfalls, so we can adapt to make sure every child stays engaged and learns to the best of their ability.
Teacher Looping

Interdisciplinary, project-based learning sets City High apart. Our students are not just taught facts and information, but how to teach themselves and collaborate with others to learn. Their studies focus on Cultural Literacy, Information Literacy, Scientific Literacy and Workskills & Financial Literacy, which collectively prepare them with the skills needed to become 21st century learners. 


City High uses a unique Trimester school year: three 62-class day sessions with month-long Winter, Spring and Summer breaks. Our students grow to love these well-placed breaks from class. And since the material from the previous session is still fresh, they don’t need to start over in a particular study area when the break is over. 

Year-round Learning

From its inception, City High has offered FREE* Laptops, software training and certification, and tech support to keep students connected. They check and submit assignments online – often communicate with teachers and each other through email, Google Meet, text and phone. Our students regularly use Google Classroom – creating a “virtual classroom” so they can learn wherever they are. 

Distance Learning Preparedness

Using innovations like career mapping, goal setting, peer sharing, mentored internships, and resumé & mock job Interview classes, City High students are well prepared for the their place in the world after high school. To facilitate success, they are supported by a dedicated Post-High School Planning Team.

College & Career Planning

In addition to traditional areas of learning (like STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), students are exposed to life-skills, including Financial Literacy, independent study and teamwork and learn soft skills like discipline, patience, concentration, and listening to take with them, no matter what they do in life. 

Life Skills

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Student Spotlights

About the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)

City High is fortunate to have the URA join our roster of internship partners, sharing a real-world work experience with our students and helping them explore their career ambitions. Thanks to Tanika Harris and Alicia Majors-Myrick.

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City High in the News

Amazing teachers, amazing results! City High just ranked #6 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania by

What sets City Charter High School apart? Our dedicated educators have not only earned an impressive A rating, but also the admiration of parents and students alike. They are recognized as some of Pittsburgh's best --ranking #8 in niche's 2024 High Schools with the BEST TEACHERS in Allegheny County

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Something for Everyone

Hands-on STEM labs, student-run Robotics team, Programming electives, Anatomy & Physiology labs, college-credit classes, Adobe and Microsoft certifications, social clubs, musical theater, on-site fitness, dances, cultural field trips… and so much more!