PITTSBURGH—The Pennsylvania Department of Education released the 2016 School Performance Profile, which assigns grades to district and charter schools based on academic achievement and growth measures. City Charter High School CEO and Principal Ron Sofo issued the following statement after learning that they earned an 89.8 out of 100, the highest SPP score among all Pittsburgh Public Schools, including district and public charter schools:
“On behalf of City High’s board and administration, I would like to express how proud we are of our students and educators for their hard work and dedication in accomplishing this notable achievement. I am especially proud that we have achieved this success as an open enrollment school that accepts all students, regardless of previous academic or behavior record. At City High, we’ve created a nurturing learning environment that helps our students grow to reach their potential. External validation feels good because this work is so difficult, but we also know that we need to keep improving if we want to ensure the success of every single child that walks through our doors.
At City High we believe that our unique innovative comprehensive model of urban high school education infused with technology to deliver academic learning with appropriate social supports designed to educate the whole person is critical to our students’ achievements. It is our hope that Pittsburgh Public Schools believes that our success is their success.
We are proud to be part of the district’s portfolio of effective public schools. It is our hope to collaborate with PPS and learn from each other to advance our common goal of ensuring that all kids have access to a quality education and are, upon graduation, career, college and work ready.”
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