Support Services

Parent Partnership

City Charter High School understands the partnership we have with parents. So we do everything in our power to ensure that parents – always have a place to go, a person to reach, a practical solution. We are committed to providing parents with the support they need to ensure the well-being and success of their student. 

Wellness/Crisis Support 

Whether it’s fresh and nutritious meals, our on-site fitness center, or a full-time nurse and three full-time mental health professionals, City Charter High School provides the resources and support needed for a safe, supportive place for learning.  

We are devoted to the full realization of each child: 

  • Intellectually 
  • Socially 
  • Emotional 
  • Physically 

School Counselors

Community Resources

Health & Wellness at City High

Sometimes parents need support services that go beyond our capability as professional educators. Be assured that City Charter High School has identified the outside support organizations that may be needed.  

To find out more, visit: Crisis Resources

Title I Services

City Charter High School is a Title I school and receives funding from the federal government. 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;
  • After school tutoring for ninth, tenth, and eleventh 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, we are informing all parents that all of our students are eligible for Title I services.  Additionally, 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.

June 2024 Federal Programs Parent Meeting Information

Title IX Support

Policy on Nondiscrimination

City Charter High School does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally-protected category. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal law, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. City Charter’s full Non-Discrimination Policy can be found in the City Charter Student and Family Handbook on

To learn more download our Title IX documentation below:

Title IX Policy and Greivance Procedures 2020-2021

Title IX Training


Homeless Family Support

If you and your child are homeless and lack a fixed residence or a regular residence to call home, your child may qualify for additional support and considerations please contact:  Ms. Krista Wible, Homeless Liaison and Counselor at (412) 690-2489 vm ext.105 or email at  to discuss your family/child’s situation and see how we can help. All discussions are confidential. 

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IEP/Learning Support  

We understand that not all students learn the same way. So, in addition to our very low student: teacher ratio that allows more time to be spent with each child, we provide in-classroom learning support so that students with learning difficulties are never subject to discrimination from being segregated from their classmates. Support teachers help to ensure the core curriculum and all other key educational opportunities are within their reach. We also screen regularly to help identify potential learning issues and create an individualized education program (IEPs) for students who require them. 

Students with disabilities

All special education services and programs are offered to students of City Charter High School at no expense to the family. Students with disabilities are admitted to City Charter High School on the same basis as all other students. 


It is important that you and your student fully understand this plan.

Confidentiality Policy

Annual Public Notice-Child Find

Office of Rehabilitation Early Reach Initiative

PA Parent Guide to SPED

Pattan Parent Training

Secondary Transition Guide

Learn More About Title One

City Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender or handicap in employment practices or in the administration of any of their educational programs and activities in accordance with applicable federal statues and regulations.

The annual public and parent notice/child is located above on the school’s website and can also be found in the 2020-2021 Student Handbook.  Parents are provided within this information on a yearly basis at the orientation or within the general school mailing at the beginning of the school year.

Any questions regarding the content of this notice may be referred to the following school contact: City Charter High School- Joshua Hanna, Coordinator of Special Education; 201 Stanwix Street, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 1522; 412-690-2489.

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Questions or Concerns about Learning Support? 

Contact our City Charter High School Special Education Department
Phone: 412-690-2489, Ext. 221

Angela Welch
Education Manager & Assistant Principal

201 Stanwix Street, Suite 100,
Pittsburgh, PA 1522

Joshua Hanna
Coordinator of Special Education

201 Stanwix Street, Suite 100,
Pittsburgh, PA 1522


ESL (English as a Second Language)

The mission of City Charter High School, a technology infused public school, is to graduate students of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) who are academically, technologically, personally, and socially prepared to succeed in post-secondary education, training, or employment. Using a team approach along with a variety of learning experiences and opportunities, City High cultivates a safe, supportive, and academically rigorous environment by recognizing and nurturing individual talents, needs, and skills of English Language Learners.  

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Post-High School Support

At City Charter High School, we support a culture of professionalism that prepares students to succeed on their post high-school paths. It’s a three-pronged team approach incorporating career planning, an internship and post-high school counseling. Our dedicated post-high school planning team is dedicated to just one thing - helping students making the transition to college, career, apprenticeship, or workforce. 

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Our Wellness Staff is here to help!

Ms. Ickes and Ms. Zuniga will be available via email. Any student or parent seeking to reach them can email them at or They will do their best to respond in a timely manner during regular school hours.

If immediate assistance is required for a behavioral health emergency, RESOLVE should be contacted at 1-888- 796-8226. For those of you who are connected with Pressley Ridge, they will be reaching out to students and families directly.