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PPS Magnet Registration Deadline Extended to December 18th

In-Person Magnet Application Assistance Available December 5thand 12th


PITTSBURGH November 22 2020 – Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) 2021-2022 Magnet Application deadline for the magnet lottery and Pittsburgh CAPA auditions has been extended to Friday, December 18, 2020, at 5:00 PM. Prospective and current parents are encouraged to apply for inclusion in the magnet lottery. The magnet lottery will take place in mid-February, and general magnet result letters will be mailed home in March 2021. Current PPS families can apply online at   


New this year, families can receive in-person support with the magnet application on two Saturdays next month.  Members of the Magnet Office will be available at the District’s Service Center from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 5, and Saturday, December 12, to help families currently enrolled in PPS.  The Service Center is located on the South Side at 1305 Muriel St, Pittsburgh PA 15203 (entrance located on S. 13th Street). 


Families should schedule an appointment in advance at Pre-scheduled appointments will be prioritized, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are scheduled in 20-minute increments. Families should bring their Home Access Center username/password and any supporting materials for their child’s magnet application.  Families can also seek help with their application by reaching out to the Magnet Office at or 412-529-3991.


Students who do not currently attend Pittsburgh Public Schools, including those who will be entering kindergarten or attend a private, parochial or charter school, must enroll in the District before completing the magnet registration process at  


All applications received after December 18 will be considered for programs with remaining vacancies or added to existing waiting lists. Families can explore programs by reviewing information on