A Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School
Pittsburgh CAPA 6–12 is a Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Downtown Cultural District. The mission of Pittsburgh CAPA 6–12 is to provide every student in grades 6–12 with a comprehensive academic program rooted in a superior quality arts education experience that encourages excellence and success in their personal development as artists and cultural leaders.
The online magnet application for students to be considered for admission for the 2023-24 school year will open on November 1, 2022. Families of students who do not currently attend a Pittsburgh Public School must first complete the Pittsburgh Public Schools pre-registration process, to obtain credentials to log in to Home Access Center (HAC) to complete the online application. Visit https://www.pghschools.org/enrollment and click on "New Enrollment Guide" to learn more about this proces.The deadline for applications for January auditions is 5 pm on Friday, December 9, 2022.
Visit https://www.pghschools.org/magnet to learn more about the online magnet application process, and to access the application via Home Access Center (HAC).
Art Form: Dance | Contact Person Mr. Manning firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Form: Instrumental Music | Contact Person Mr. Black email@example.com & Mr. Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Form: Literary Arts | Contact Person Ms. Cregan email@example.com
Art Form: Piano | Contact Person Ms. Fink firstname.lastname@example.org & Ms. Keeney email@example.com
Art Form: Pro Tech | Contact Person Mr. DeLeone firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Form: Theatre | Contact Person Mr. Fuller email@example.com
Art Form: Visual Arts | Contact Person Ms. Pultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Form: Vocal Music | Contact Person Mr. Bianchi email@example.com
Fall 2022 audition workshops will be held on November 5 & 19.
Click here to learn more about the times for each art form.
Outline Guides for Audition Process and Requirements
CAPA Essay Prompts for Applicants for the 2023-24 School Year
CAPA Audition Requirements by Art Form for Applicants for the 2023-24 School Year
Online Guidance Authorization (one per applicant)
How to request a guidance authorization for applicants
How to complete a guidance authorization for counselors
Online Artistic Recommendation Form (one per art form)
How to request an artistic recommendation for applicants
How to complete an artistic recommendation for recommendersHover over (tap on mobile devices) the images below and click one of our departments below to view more information, including audition materials.
For questions regarding art forms or the audition process, please contact the chairperson of the department. Hover over (tap on mobile devices) the images above and click the departments to view their contact information.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Magnet Office at 412-529-3991 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quick Links for EnrollmentGeneral Enrollment Resources
Neighborhood School Search
What Documents Do I Need?
What are Central Support Clerks?
General Magnet FAQ
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)Schools and Programs
Magnet Registration Guide
CAPA Registration Guide
Magnet Options and Offerings
Career and Technical (CTE) Programs