City Charter High School has a 95% graduation rate, one of the top in the State and 91% of our students qualify for The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship, highest of all Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Here are some of the reasons our students do so well.
We believe success for our students is due to our rather non-traditional approach to high school.
Builds buy-in to seriousness of school. Students are part of downtown community and prepared to go out on internships and site visits.
Our curriculum is structured to empower students with Cultural, Scientific, Wellness and Work-skills Literacy, needed for communication in today’s competitive business world along with life skills needed to thrive, whether in career, college or work.
A FREE laptop for every student at the beginning of freshman year ensures they have the primary tool to do work, communicate and manage information. Students can also earn Microsoft and Adobe industry certifications, which provide a strong workforce foundation.
Using innovations like career mapping, goal setting, peer sharing, mentored internships, and résumé & mock job interview classes, City Charter High School students are well prepared for their place in the world after high school. To facilitate student success, they are supported by a dedicated Post-High School Planning Team.
A career-focused experience convinces students that what they do at City High impacts their future. So, we work with various businesses, professionals and organizations in the community to offer students a 13-week internship to explore a potential career. It allows them to get a taste of the real work environment. But before they go out into the business world, we arm them with business orientation skills, like time-management, collaboration and an overall professional work ethic.
From its inception, City Charter High School has offered FREE* Laptops, software training and certification, and tech support to keep students connected. They check and submit assignments online – often communicate with teachers and each other through email, Google Meet, text and phone. Our students regularly use Google Classroom – creating a “virtual classroom” so they can learn wherever they are.