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    New to PPS Enrollment Guide
    3 easy steps to enrollment! 
  • Determine which type of school is right for your child. 


    Early Childhood
    Early Childhood Programs provides children, ages three to five, a comprehensive, full day educational program designed to reinforce and respond to the unique strengths and needs of the individual child and family.

    K-12 Neighborhood Schools
    Every student is assigned to a neighborhood school by the student's address. Neighborhood schools are also referred to as "feeder" schools. Addresses in the same area are grouped into a feeder pattern and assigned to the same school.

    K-12 Magnet Schools
    Magnet schools and programs allow students to pursue special interests, talents or career goals. Magnet schools are not neighborhood specific so students who reside anywhere in the District are eligible to attend. Students must apply.

    CTE Programs
    CTE provides students with the opportunity to receive technical skills that are in demand in the job market and college credit. Students will earn workforce certfications while in school.
    Online Academy
    Pittsburgh Online Academy's comprehensive program allows students to work asynchronously at their own pace while being supported by high-qualified teachers that provide visual support.
  • Gather Supporting Documents

    Everyone is busy, so to save time during the enrollment process, please have all the required documents on hand. You will need:

    • 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.
     For Neighborhood School* Enrollment: 
    *Early Childhood Enrollment will require these forms to be uploaded during online application.
    Did you know?
    You must use your child’s legal name when you register for school. Please do not register your child using a nickname or name other than the one shown on his or her birth certificate!
    Requested Documents: 
    All 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 (given and completed on-site at the time of enrollment)
      • Health/Physical Examination Records
      • Academic, Attendance and Special Education Records
  • Submit Application

    Instructions on how to submit your application will vary based upon the school or program that you are enrolling. Click a school option above for the procedure on how to enroll. 

  • We're Here to Help 

    Use our Contact page to find the exact help you need during the process.