Applying to a Magnet Program is easy!
Enrollment to magnet schools and programs is done via an application process and lottery (audition process for Pittsburgh CAPA), or through post-lottery registration (not available for Pittsburgh CAPA).The magnet application period for the 2018-2019 school year opened on September 18, 2017.
- Applications for the magnet lottery are due by 5 pm Friday, December 8.
- The deadline for applications to Pittsburgh CAPA has passed. Applications were due by 5 pm Wednesday, October 25.
Step 1: Review Your Options.
Learn about magnet program offerings based on the grade level(s) of your child/ren.
If you are applying during the lottery application window (before December 8, 2017), pay attention to information about the eligibility criteria, weights and preferences that apply for each program. These impact your child’s chances of getting accepted in to the program(s) of your choice.
If you are applying during the post-lottery registration window (after December 8, 2017), look for information about available spaces in magnet programs, and/or consider the length of the waiting list at the program(s) of your choice.
Step 2: Complete an Application.Magnet Applications are now available online.
Quick Step Guides for the Application:
Click here for step-by-step directions for accessing the application.
Click here for step-by-step directions for completing the application.
Step 3: Learn Your Status.
All applicants will receive a letter informing them of their status.
If you are applying during the lottery application window (before December 8, 2017), your letter will arrive the week of January 15, 2018.
If you are applying during the post-lottery registration window (after December 8, 2017), your letter will arrive approximately two weeks after you submitted your application.
Quick Links for EnrollmentGeneral Resources
Neighborhood School Search
What Documents Do I Need?
What are Central Support Clerks?
General Magnet FAQ
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)
Academic ProgramsSchools and Programs
Magnet Registration Guide
CAPA Registration Guide
Magnet Options and Offerings
Career and Technical (CTE) Programs