Transportation

Everything You Need to Know about Transportation to City Charter High School

School districts provide transportation for students who live at least two miles but less than 10 miles from City Charter High School. The type of transportation is determined by the home school district. 

Student Transportation

Every student is provided with transportation according to the rules set by their school district of residence. Many districts distribute bus passes directly to parents. Two school districts transport their students into downtown Pittsburgh on a yellow school bus. 

Parents who would like additional information on transportation must contact their school district of residence. 

Please be advised that City High does not purchase the bus passes for students. 
Note: City High does not replace lost bus passes. 

 

City Public School Districts

Pittsburgh Public Schools, Penn Hills School District, Fox Chapel, Shaler, Baldwin Whitehall, and Sto-Rox transportation is managed by City High. Connect cards will be distributed to students on the first day of school. 

Pittsburgh Public School District will not provide transportation to anyone living within a 2-mile radius of City High. Those students will be classified as a walker.
 

District Provided Passes

Students who are residents of the following school districts will be given a bus pass by their districts, provided that they follow the district’s registration policy: 
  • Avonworth School District 

  • East Allegheny School District(District only provides a Connect Card for students within 10 miles – contact them for their policy) 

  • Keystone Oaks School District
    (District will mail the Connect Card to the parent) 

  • McKeesport School District(Parents pick up the bus Connect Card at the school district) 

  • North Hills School District(District will mail the Connect Card to the parent) 

  • Steel Valley School District 

  • West Mifflin School District(District will mail the Connect Card to the parent) 

  • Wilkinsburg School District(First Connect Card must be picked up at District office)

  • Woodland Hills School District(District will mail the Connect Card to the school) 

  • Please call us at 412.690.2489 x 180 if you have any questions regarding transportation. 

 

School Districts that Do NOT Provide Transportation

  • Aliquippa School District 
  • Carlynton School District 
  • Cornell School District 
  • Duquesne School District 
  • Elizabeth Forward School District 
  • Gateway School District 
  • Hampton Township School District 
  • Mt. Lebanon School District
  • Plum School District 
Any district that is further than 10 miles from City Charter High School has the right to refuse transportation.

Port Authority ConnectCards

When school districts issue a Port Authority ConnectCard to students, it is the responsibility of the parent or student to verify the amount on the issued Connect Card.  

Districts are NOT required to load the ConnectCard with a monthly pass and may only load adequate funds for round trips to and from school. 

CITY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT ISSUE OR REPLACE BUS PASSES OR CONNECTCARDS. PARENTS MUST CONTACT THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISCUSS REPLACEMENT OF LOST OR STOLEN CARDS. (School districts may require a replacement cost for a lost Connect Card.)  

City High will provide ONE single trip Connect Card PER TRIMESTER to students who lose their monthly bus pass or Connect Card.  

Internship and Field Trip Transportation

Students will often use public transportation to go on field-trips and to their internship site. If a student does not have district issued transportation, City Charter High School will provide a round- trip Connect Card for the activity