City High School embarked on an accelerated route to accreditation immediately upon opening in 2004 and successfully received accreditation in 2006. Our school was reviewed again in 2011 and our accreditation was renewed at that time. In 2016-17 our school is in the process of renewing our accreditation again.
- City High School is a public charter high school, chartered by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools in 2003; like all public schools in Arizona, we are accountable to the Arizona Department of Education.
- City High School’s founders were very much inspired by the philosophy of the Coalition of Essential Schools and its founder Theodore Sizer. City High School has been a member school of the Coalition since the school’s inception in 2004.
- City High School is committed to high quality, job-embedded professional development for its staff. All teachers participate in professional learning communities (PLCs) and many City High School staff are trained facilitators in the critical friendship model of professional learning communities (PLCs) led by the School Reform Initiative.