Every student is assigned to a neighborhood school by the student's address.
Due to COVID19 closures to all PPS buildings, we cannot meet with guardians and families in person to review your enrollment documents. Below are the recommended steps to gather and submit the necessary documents for enrollment.
Families new or outside of the district, please must allow at least 5-7 business days for their child to be pre-registered and for the primary parent listed to receive their Home Access Center credentials. We apologize for the wait, but due to the high volume of registrations coming in. Please note that if your complete application is received before the deadline your child will be guaranteed to be a part of the magnet lottery
Step 1: Identify your child's assigned neighborhood school
Use our Discover PPS tool by inputting your address. Input house number and street address and select registered US Postal Address from drop down. Click on each school to discover more about the features your neighborhood school has to offer.
Step 2: Gather Supporting Document
Please have all the required documents on hand. Incomplete enrollment packets cannot be accepted or processed.You will need:
- A completed PPS Enrollment & Emergency Care Form
These documents can be easily be completed on the computer. These forms, however, cannot be completed via a mobile device. Please refer to Step 3 (Option #2) below for mobile devices.
- Evidence of the child's age. This must be a legal document, such as a copy of birth certificate, passport, or baptismal certificate.
- Two current proofs of residency, such as a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or vehicle registration, utility bills, tax statements, lease or mortgage statement, or an official public assistance letter
- Immunization records with dates from your child’s doctor’s office or former school, or an international health certificate.
The District requests that students provide the following additional documents (if available). These documents are not required as a condition of enrollment and will not delay a child's enrollment.
- Request for Student Records Form (Grades 1st-12th)
- Health/Physical Examination Records
- Academic, Attendance and Special Education Records
Step 3: Submit Enrollment Paperwork
Enrollment and Re-enrollment into neighborhood schools can be done in several ways. If you are applying to an Early Childhood program, Step 2 is done online as part of the application process (found here). If you are applying to a Magnet Program, you must first register with your neighborhood school before the magnet application is submitted.
Documents can be submitted in the following ways:
Option #1: Mail, Email or Fax Completed Enrollment Documents
Use the Enrollment Checklist to be sure you are submitting all required documents!
You can submit the above downloadable PDF forms in the following ways. Please note that you cannot complete these PDF forms using a mobile device. Those needing to use a mobile device, please go down to Option #2: Online Enrollment Form.
Central Enrollment Office,
Pittsburgh Public Schools Administration Building
Data, Research, Evaluation and Assessment
Attn: Robin Taylor Room #218
341 S. Bellefield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*This option may be slower due to the COVID19 closures.
Email* or Fax:
Student Data Systems Specialist Student Support
Contact Information for Robin Taylor:
Phone: 412-529-3848 - Fax: 412-325-8101 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please always CC yourself on emails so that you always have a copy. Any further questions, please feel free to email Ms. Taylor or Ms. Buchanan.
Option #2: Online Enrollment Form
You may also submit your enrollment form to us completely online.
Please follow this link to complete our Online Enrollment Form. You will be asked to upload documents, so please be sure to have these ready before you start the process.
- A completed PPS Enrollment & Emergency Care Form
We're Here to Help
If you have any questions, or need assistance filling out the enrollment forms, please submit a Let’s Talk ticket (found in the left-hand corner of the screen)
Please make sure to provide a full name, an email address to respond to, and a valid phone number. Our Central Enrollment Office will reach out to help.
In order for a child to be eligible to register for Kindergarten, they must turn 5 years old by September 30th of the school year for which they are registering. You can view our Kindergarten page here. If your child is not, and you would like to register them for our Early Childhood. If you have specific questions on our programs, please place a Let’s Talk ticket. Please make sure, in your ticket, to leave a full name, an email address to respond to and a valid phone number. Someone from Early Childhood will follow up with you.
Guardianship: If you are not the natural parent or guardian of the child being enrolled, you must also provide appropriate legal documentation showing dependency or guardianship or a sworn statement of full residential support before the child will be admitted. Please by doing so placing a Let’s Talk ticket. Please make sure, in your ticket, to leave a full name, an email address to respond to and a valid phone number. Someone from our Office of Student Support Services will follow up with you.Non-resident students may be registered in accordance with the District's policy on Eligibility of Non-Resident Students (Policy #202). To access the policy on the SCView Inquiry screen, select "Policies" from the Document Type dropdown menu and enter the Policy number in the Policy No. box.*Year-round/Holidays/Summer Enrollments: If your child's school is not staffed during the holidays or during the summer (approximately around middle of June), you may register with the Central Enrollment Office, Robin Taylor, at the address, email and fax above.Moving out of your current neighborhood but want your child to stay at his or her current school? This may be possible. For more information, please place a Let’s Talk ticket. Please make sure, in your ticket, to leave a full name, an email address to respond to and a valid phone number. Someone from our Office of Student Support Services will follow up with you.Is your child eligible for bus transportation? Visit our website at pghschools.org/transportationeligibility
Quick Links for EnrollmentGeneral Resources
New to PPS Enrollment Guide
Neighborhood School Search
General Magnet FAQ
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)Schools and Programs
Magnet Registration Guide
CAPA Registration Guide
Magnet Offerings and Options
Career and Technical (CTE) Programs