Using a team approach, City High cultivates a safe, supportive and academically rigorous environment by recognizing and nurturing individual talents, needs and skills.
The Six Core Beliefs of City High Are:
A career-focused experience convinces students that what they do at City High impacts their future.
2. Continuous challenge.
A curriculum constructed with multiple levels best meets the academic needs of individual students.
3. Individual responsibility for learning.
Academic success is dependent on students taking an active role in their learning.
4. Personal academic connections.
Success relies strongly on each student feeling connected to one or more adults at City High.
5. Safe and caring environment.
Essential to active classroom engagement.
A student’s ability to collaborate is essential in today’s work environment.
City High opened its doors on September 3, 2002. Founded by Dr. Richard Wertheimer and Mario Zinga, two former Pittsburgh Public School teachers, City High enrolled students from across the city’s neighborhoods and from neighboring districts. From its urban setting in the heart of Pittsburgh’s business community and networked learning environment to the non-traditional approach to teaching, City Charter High School has brought high school to the next level for over twenty years.
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