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Title I Parent Meeting Letter_20-21

City Charter High School  Title I Funding Letter 2020-2021

This is a follow-up to a letter we sent in November about City Charter High School receiving Title One funding. 
You may recall that this funding is used to provide the following:
  • Teachers that provide focused support for reading, writing, and mathematics;
  • Paraprofessional assistance for students in reading, writing, mathematics, and technology;
  • Tutoring for ninth and tenth grade students;
  • Support for parent workshops;
  • Transportation to academic field experiences for students; and 
  • Staff development sessions and professional learning opportunities that enable teachers to further develop their knowledge as learners and strengthen their practice as effective teachers.
As a Title I school with a School-Wide Program, City High annually reviews and approves its School-Wide Parental Involvement Policy, School-Wide Plan, and Professional Development Plan. These are jointly developed by parents, teachers, and administration. 
There will be a school-wide parental involvement meeting on Monday, May 24th if you are interested in learning more about the Title I services we provide and would like to have input into the policies and plans listed above. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. and will be virtual via Google Meet. 

If you are interested and able to attend, please email Cristine Watson-Smith, our Reading Specialist, at and she will send you the virtual link.  We hope you are able to join us.   

ESL Dress Code Male - ARABIC

ESL Parent Portal Login Instructions ARABIC

ESL Student Orientation Handbook SPANISH

ESL Application for Free and Reduced Lunch SPANISH

ESL Application for Free and Reduced Lunch ARABIC

PDE032 Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service

Children with Disabilities and Special Dietary Needs
Revised July 2017 1 Schools participating in a federal school meal program (National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Special Milk Program, and Afterschool Snack Program) are required to make reasonable accommodations for children who are unable to eat the school meals because of a disability that restricts the diet.
Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures 2020-2021

Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures 2020-2021

ESL Admissions Application 2021-2022 ARABIC

ESL Admissions Application 2021-2022 ARABIC

In order to be considered a COMPLETE application AND to be eligible to receive an application number, your student’s application must be turned in with the following documents:


Enrollment in City High occurs once Application is submitted and reviewed, and students complete Orientation activities and paperwork.

And Justice for All USDA




In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, 

color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339


Frequently Asked Questions

City Charter High School's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):


Q: What academic supports are in place at City High?
A: Most classes at City High are team-taught and embed Teaching Associates and Learning Support in the classroom. Every student also has their own Academic Advisor to provide personalized support for each student and family.

Q: How are students with learning support educated at City High?
A: City High is a full-inclusion high school.  All students with IEPs will have dedicated case managers, and learning support teachers team-teach classes.

Q: What if I apply and my child has an IEP?
A: Once your student is enrolled in City High, our Director of Special Education will reach out to you to begin the process of implementing your student’s IEP. The extent of special education services and the location of delivery of such services are determined by the parents and staff at the IEP meeting and is based on the student’s identified needs and abilities, chronological age, and the intensity of the specific intervention. City Charter High School provides a continuum of services as appropriate...

Student Confidentiality Policy

The Board of Trustees adopts this policy to set forth the requirements and procedures governing the protection of the confidentiality of any personally identifiable data, information, and records collected or maintained by City Charter High School pursuant to Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act. (The Act and its implementing regulations are hereinafter collectively referred to as "IDEA,") Specifically, the records and other information covered by this policy include but are not limited to records and information related to initial evaluations and re-evaluations to determine whether a child is a child with a disability as defined herein in accordance with IDEA, individualized education programs (IEPs), and communications related to the same. This policy covers records and information related to children with disabilities, as well as records and information such as evaluations related to children thought to be disabled, regardless of whether a determination is ultimately made that the child is disabled as defined herein in accordance with IDEA.
Title IX - K-12 Training

Title IX - K-12 Training

Title IX Regulation Core Concept

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

20 USCA Sec. 1681(a), June 23, 1972
A Guide to Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

A Guide to Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

The Most Frequently Asked Questions On The Education Rights Of Children And Youth In Homeless Situations

The Most Frequently Asked Questions On The Education Rights Of Children And Youth In Homeless Situations

About This Resource
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations, based on the amendments made by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which took effect on October 1, 2016.1 The answers are general responses based on federal statutes, regulations, and guidance; relevant case law; and best practices from across the country. It cannot be emphasized enough that these are general responses, and that answers could change based on the facts of a particular case. McKinney-Vento issues require a case-specific inquiry. This document is meant to provide basic information and tools to assist administrators and advocates in understanding the McKinney-Vento Act.
A General Guide to Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

A General Guide to Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

The Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program was authorized by Title VII, Subtitle B of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, and more recently under the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act.
This was the first comprehensive federal law dealing with the problem of homelessness in America. Per the McKinney-Vento Act (for full text, go to this United States Department of Education website at (, Pennsylvania’s primary goal for its ECYEH Program is to educate local education agencies (LEA) and other entities who work with children, youth and families, on the rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. They should also work collaboratively to eliminate barriers that may impede enrollment, attendance, or receipt of services that support academic success – including special student populations such as preschool-aged children experiencing homelessness, unaccompanied youth and out-of-school youth. The ECYEH Program provides support for activities or services that enable these children and youth to enroll, attend and succeed in school. The program is authorized to provide funds through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to coordinate the enrollment and delivery of services for the educational success of children and youth experiencing homelessness. This booklet is a brief overview of some important issues surrounding child homelessness – such as who they are, how they are affected by homelessness and their available educational choices and federal rights. The booklet should raise awareness regarding students experiencing homelessness.

Students Change of Address Form

City Charter High School—Notification of Address Change Fillable Form

If you move, you MUST inform City High immediately. In order to make this process easier, we have created a new form that you can use.  Please print this pdf document, fill it out, and return it to the school along with 2 proofs of residency for the new address. If additional paperwork is required, we will contact you to get it completed.

If you have moved into a new school district, you MUST register your child with that new district as well. Call the new district’s office for their rules and requirements.

2020-2021 Student Handbook

2020-2021 Student Handbook

Welcome to City High
This Handbook has been prepared to provide information pertaining to school policies, student activities, classroom schedules and the Code Student Conduct. Incoming students and their parents/guardians review sections* of this Handbook with City Charter High School staff at orientation. Students review the Handbook in greater detail during the first two weeks of school. It is the responsibility of the student to read these regulations and procedures and to ask questions about any area of confusion or concern.

There will be changes to this handbook as school policies and procedures are modified and revised. Any policy changes will be distributed to all students and parents/guardians prior to their implementation date. Students are responsible for keeping up with any school policy changes sent to them and reviewed with them. The most up-to-date version of the Student

We welcome you to City Charter High School—City High—and are confident that if you apply yourself, you will have a successful school year.

Title One

City Charter High School receives Title I funding from the Federal Government.
This funding is used to provide the following: ï‚· Teachers to provide support for reading, writing and mathematics; ï‚· Paraprofessional assistance for students in reading, writing, mathematics and technology; ï‚· After school tutoring for ninth, tenth and eleventh graders; ï‚· Funding for the Student Assistance Program; ï‚· Support for parent workshops; ï‚· Transportation for student academic field experiences; and ï‚· Staff development sessions and staff continuing education.

Secondary Transition Guide

Your transition from school to adult life is an important series of steps.
To help you map out this process, the Bureau of Special Education has developed a website for you, your family and school. The name of the website is “Secondary Transition Guide.” The address for the website is The website is organized by topics. The topics cover key areas of your secondary transition, including postsecondary education and training, employment and community living. Some of the information on the website suggests important subjects and activities for you to think about, based on your age. The website also has links to other Pennsylvania Agencies and Departments that can help support your transition. You can access the website any time and look for information when it’s important to you. If you cannot access the website, you can request a CD or printed copy of the website’s core documents, available in either English or Spanish, by contacting your school or by calling the Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) at 800-446-5607.

Pattan Parent Training

Family Engagement: LEA to LEA Webinar Series
All families want the best for their children. In fact, “parents express a genuine and deep-seated desire to help their children succeed academically, regardless of differences in socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and cultural background (Mapp, 2004).” Providing families with opportunities to become partners in their children’s learning takes commitment and planning from both educators and families. During these hour-long webinars, members of Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) throughout Pennsylvania, along with PaTTAN educational consultants, will share current practices and strategies for other LEAs to consider as a means to effectively engage families to support student learning. LEAs will share their rationale as well as the effects of their practices. This webinar series is designed for school administrators, teachers, and others interested in learning how Pennsylvania leaders are engaging families to effect student learning. Hear of their successes, creative ideas, challenges, and results.

2018-19 Annual Public Notice-Child Find

Screening and Evaluation of school-aged students who may require the provision of special education programs and services.

City Charter High School uses the following identification activities on an on-going basis for locating, identifying, and evaluating the needs of school-aged students who may require the provision of special education programs and services.

City Charter High School has a system to collect and maintain data on child identification activities. Parents with concerns regarding their child may contact the school at any time to request an evaluation of their child that may result in a special education determination. All communication with parents will be in English or the family’s native language.