Magnet Program Admissions Information


Weighted Lottery

A weighted lottery is used for admissions to magnet programs (except CAPA 6-12) in Pittsburgh Public Schools. This allows children to receive additional chances to be admitted to a given program based on a variety of different criteria. To be considered for the lottery, students must submit a complete application February 21, 2014 is the deadline for the 2014-2015 lottery. CAPA's admission is based on the application materials and auditions only. The deadline to apply to CAPA is October 25, 2013 for the 2014-2015 year. 


Students may receive preference to a specific program-- meaning they will be considered for admission before other students who apply.  Click here to learn more about preferences in magnet programs.

Post Registration

Post Registration allows families the opportunity to apply to magnets after the lottery. Those children will go on a wait list until space becomes available.