Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Admissions

If you don’t see the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us. We have a dedicated team to help answer questions and navigate the application process. Think of them as our “parent liaisons”. 

Contact the City Charter High School Admissions Concierge desk: 

A: The typical application process generally takes two weeks. You will receive confirmation when all required documents have been turned in, and a letter will be sent confirming your student’s seat number. The earlier you apply the better your chances are of avoiding waitlist status. 

A: Yes, a completed application will hold your place in line, as long as all supporting documents have been submitted. Missing documentation will cause an application to be considered “incomplete”. 

A: Once an application is complete and all supporting documents have been submitted, you should receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks.

A: If you do not hear back from City High, you can call or email the Admissions Department at 412-690-CITY, ext. 121, or 

A: Once accepted, you will receive an email acceptance letter and a packet will be sent via mail with your seat number (1-180). All higher numbers will be part of the waiting list.

A: Once a seat becomes available in the 9th grade class, students from the waiting list will be admitted according to the seat number they hold. Once placed on the 9th grade waiting list, the student has until January 31st to be enrolled. If, after January 31st a student is still on the 9th grade list, they will automatically be placed into the 10th grade waiting list, in order, before any new 10th grade applications are added to the list. 

Students are admitted from the 10th grade waiting list as openings occur only during the month of September of their 10th grade year. 

A: You will need: Application (either online or paper version) and copies of the following:  

  • Two proofs of residency (both addresses must match Parent/Guardian’s CURRENT address). Acceptable forms include:
    • Driver’s license 
    • State ID 
    • Vehicle Registration Card 
    • Utility Bill 
    • Mortgage/Lease documents 
    • Bank/credit card statement 
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate 
  • A copy of your child’s immunization record 
  • Legal guardianship documents (If there are any) 

A: If you have passed the 8th grade you are able to begin the 9th grade at City High. 

A: Yes, but we only accept transferring students into the 9th and 10th grades until the last week of January. After this date, the transfer window closes for incoming 9th and 10th graders.