Discover what we've known all along... technology is essential to learning.
With its commitment to technology and networked learning environment, City Charter High School is well ahead of most schools on the technology front. Our incoming Freshmen receive a Free laptop at the beginning of the school year, but more importantly, they also get vital training on how to harness the power of this learning tool. Our technology curriculum teaches them to take notes, communicate with teachers and each other, check assignments and submit homework online, to participate in virtual classrooms, do research online, create presentations like PowerPoint, and to get certification from Microsoft and Adobe, which they can take with them into the workplace.
City High students are tech savvy, which is ideal for these unusual times.
In addition to City High’s technology emphasis, City High is all about keeping kids engaged, learning...and together. So, during Covid-19 while students might need to learn remotely, we want to ensure access to their teachers, counselors and classmates. Our livestream, interactive classrooms will enhance teacher/student continuity by allowing us to keep students, classmates and teachers looping 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 3 Update—Conditions have improved since our prior educational Hybrid model planning, whereby the majority of our staff have been vaccinated and have had the opportunity to be vaccinated. As a result, we are much better positioned to operate in person with continued health and safety modifications (i.e. screenings upon entry to the building, face masks, 6 ft. social distancing). A little less than half of our students have requested in-person instruction, which is enabling us to maintain all of the CDC guidelines without having to separate students into two hybrid in-person groups. Nonetheless, if there are in-person students who feel uncomfortable coming into the building while Allegheny County is in substantial, they can opt to remain virtual until the County transitions back to moderate.
In-person students will attend four days per week, Tuesday through Friday at CIty High together with their livestream synchronized learning classmates.
When students revisit the school, they will notice many changes. City Charter High School has made an investment in safety from the deadly virus by implementing all CDC suggested measures:
- Touchless Infrared Temperature Scans
- Mandatory Mask Wearing
- Sanitizing Stations
- New Daily Cleaning Protocols
- Ventilation Upgrades
- Bi-weekly Electrostatic Cleaning of Floors
- Weekly Electrostatic Cleaning of the Entire School
- Separate Entrances and Exits
- One-way Hallways
- 6-ft. Spacing around Desks
- Plexiglas Barriers in Designated Areas
- Other Physical Distancing Practices throughout the School