Distance Learning

Distance Learning at City Charter High School

City Charter High School has always provided a strong Technology Curriculum and FREE laptop at the start of each student’s Freshman year. Since our inception, we have felt the importance of a technology-rich learning environment for our students and staff.  

Livestream Virtual Classes

In addition to City High’s technology emphasis, City High is all about keeping kids engaged… and learning. So, even while students are learning remotely, we want to ensure access to their teachers, counselors and classmates. Our livestream, interactive classrooms will enhance teacher/student continuity, allowing us to keep students and teachers looped together all 4 years. It is key to our personalized approach to education, which helps them build connections to each other, even while physically apart.  

Trimester Two GO-Hybrid and FULL Livestream Ready Models

Under the Guidance of Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Allegheny County Health Department. 

City High's enhanced distance learning models were designed to be flexibile and provide the safest learning environments while keeping a consistent learning schedule for students as we carefully follow the “Level of Transmissions” in Allegheny County


City High's GO-Hybrid model is flexible and ready to phase back into modified In-Person classrooms!

LOW LEVEL & MODERATE Community Transmission

4 - Full Day Model: Students come in-person two days per week on alternate days and  join live-streamed classes on the other two days of the week.

  • No classes on Monday, but some teacher support is available.

  • Co-teachers will be placed in every classroom when possible.

During in-person days, the traditional City High model will be implemented including:

  • Advisory

  • Clubs

  • Chef-prepared meals

  • And more

City High’s Full Livestream Ready model schedule is flexible and ready to phase back into and out of the GO Hybrid model. Parents may choose Full Livestream Ready for their student's entire Trimester 2 if desired.

 

MODERATE & SUBSTANTIAL LEVEL Community Transmission 

  • City High’s GO-Hybrid schedule is designed for a flexible transition to full virtual schedule if needed, which means that the in-person days will simply take place virtually.

  • Advisory & Lunch would be combined for an hour break on virtual days

  • School work will be completed within livestreamed classes which will minimize additional independent work.

City High’s Recommended Educational Model
Level of Community Transmission in the County Incidence Rate per 100,000 Residents
(Most Recent
7 Days)
AND/OR PCR Percent Positivity (Most Recent 7 Days)
City High’s Recommended Educational Model  
According to Guidance by the
PA Department (Dept.) of Education, PA Dept. of Health, and Allegheny County Health Dept.
Low Less than 10 AND Less than 5% Traditional City High Model
OR
City High’s GO Hybrid
Moderate 10 to
Less than 100
OR 5% to Less than 10% City High’s GO Hybrid 
Substantial Greater than or equal to 100 OR Greater than or equal to 10% Full Livestream Ready


Free Laptop

Every student and staff member receives a laptop computer, typically a Dell or Lenovo. 

The software provided on each computer includes MS Windows, MS Office Pro, and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite of Software. 

Networked Environment

Students check and submit assignments online – often communicate with teachers and each other through email, Google Meet, text and phone.  Plus, WiFi Hotspots are available for students who don’t have access at home. 

The school has a 1Gbps direct fiber internet connection including a robust internet filtering solution and firewall security. 

City High also provides parents, students and staff with a complete online, web-based, student and content management system. Students, staff and parents have complete access to student records, grades, attendance and assignments. 

Tech Classes

In addition to FREE* laptops, our students also get the software skills training and certifications to prepare them for their future. City Charter High School provides a rich program in technology applications and business. All students become proficient and often certified in Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint/Access/Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, digital video, web design html and Java. 

Tech Support

Because the laptop is such an integral tool for learning, we provide complete Tech Support, including repairs, loaner laptops and daily technology phone support. 

How-to Videos:

To access our livestream how-to videos, select one of the following on Vimeo: 

  • Class of 2024 – Freshman Year Welcome Back from City High Digital Media on Vimeo 
  • Class of 2023 – Sophomore Year Welcome Video from City High Digital Media on Vimeo  
  • Class of 2022 – Junior Year Welcome Back from City High Digital Media on Vimeo  
  • Class of 2021- Senior Year Welcome Video from City High Digital Media on Vimeo 

2024

Class of 2024 - Freshman Year Welcome Back from City High Digital Media on Vimeo.

2023

Class of 2023 - Sophomore Year Welcome Video from City High Digital Media on Vimeo.

2022

Class of 2022 - Junior Year Welcome Back from City High Digital Media on Vimeo.

2021

Class of 2021- Senior Year Welcome Video from City High Digital Media on Vimeo.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact:

City Charter High School Technology Office  
Ed Crist  
Technology Manager 
Email: crist@cityhigh.org

Transferring 9th & 10th Graders

Hurry, you must submit
your completed application by January 24, 2021

City High's GO-Hybrid and FULL Livestream Ready models are flexible and ready to phase back into modified In-Person classrooms! City High follows all guidelines recommended by the CDC. Learn More

City High does not accept students in the 11th or 12th Grade.