Welcome to Your Future!

Applications for the 2022-2023 Ninth Grade Class are now being accepted. Only 180 seats, will you be one of them?


Become a well-rounded and prepared graduate.

RSVP Now to Attend City High's New Admissions Open House March 25th!

Our daughter graduated from City Charter June of 2022. We selected the City High for its smaller classes, overall kind environment, and a curriculum geared toward producing well prepared, marketable students upon graduation. By all accounts, City Charter exceeded all expectations. Over the past four years, she learned how to write essays, take good notes, became proficient in Microsoft Office, and perhaps most importantly, learned how to study. She is excited and prepared for college, and I firmly believe this is due to the City High educators. We are very grateful for the City High experience.

Every Student will receive:

  • Every student receives their own FREE laptop to use 24/7. 
  • Every student learns résumé writing skills and creates their own personal résumé before exploring an internship. 
  • Every student can become certified in Microsoft Office and Adobe software. 
  • Every student has a personal academic advisor who will review their transcripts and GPA long before starting college applications to see where they need to adjust their academic efforts. 
  • Every student will explore the real world workplace in a mentored internship
  • Every student will have access to for-credit college classes
  • Every student meets one-on-one regularly with their counselor to help them navigate college or scholarship applications, apprenticeship programs, trade school applications, ROTC/ military programs or employment plans. 

Discover what we've known all along - technology is essential to learning.

City High is technology-based and career-focused with innovations that keep kids engaged and learning -- things like teacher “looping”, career mapping and mentored internships. We also provide every student with a FREE laptop and software skills training so they’re ready to learn in-person or virtually.

Transferring 9th & 10th Grade Applications

Students currently in grade 9 can be admitted through the first third of Trimester 1 (September 24, 2022) and Trimester 2 (January 3, 2023). 

New students are admitted into the 10th grade at the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of second trimester. Applications for 10th grade students who wish to transfer into City High during their 10th grade must do so by the February 1st deadline of their 10th grade year.

We welcome current 9th and 10th graders to attend the Fall New Admissions Open House and School Tour, and suggest that they APPLY NOW to be placed on the waiting list. Applications on the waitlists are first-come first-served in the order they are recieved. Students on the waitlist will be notified when seats become available.

New students are not admitted to Grades 11 and 12 at City High. 

Application Acceptance Period

Class of 2027 (8th Graders in 22-23 School Year) Online Applications Accepted Beginning October 1, 2022, and onsite during the Fall and Spring Open House
Class of 2026 (9th Graders in 22-23 School Year) IF SEATS ARE AVAILABLE, students can transfer to City High through the first third of Trimester 1 (September 24, 2022) and during the first third of Trimester 2 (January 3rd-January 27th). 
Class of 2025 (10th Graders in 22-23 School Year) IF SEATS ARE AVAILABLE, students currently in grade 10 can transfer to City High through the first third of Trimester 1 (September 24, 2022) and during the first third of Trimester 2 (January 3rd-January 27th). WE DO NOT ACCEPT STUDENTS INTO CITY HIGH AFTER JANUARY OF THE 10th GRADE YEAR.
Class of 2024 / 2023 No transfers are accepted after 10th grade.


Students From All Area School Districts Are Welcome!

City Charter High School opens its doors to all area students. You do not need to live in the city of Pittsburgh to attend City High. If you reside in and are registered in any area school district, you are eligible to join our unique high school experience. 

Unlike traditional high schools, City Charter High School is a technology-infused high school with a college and career focus. City High offers a more personalized approach to learning with its low student/teacher ratio and “looping” of teachers and students together for all 4 years. Each student gets a FREE laptop and technology classes so they’re prepared to learn in-person or remotely.  

Best of all, it is Tuition- Free! 

City High Admissions Policy and ProceduresAdmissions Policy & Procedures

All the details on how to apply

City High only accepts students in the 9th and 10th grade.

Be a part of the success!

  • 94% Graduation Rate - City High continues to average among the highest in Pennsylvania

  • 2nd Highest Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Eligibility of all Public High Schools in the City of Pittsburgh