Important 2014-15 Magnet Program Enrollment Dates




November 22   

Magnet Applications Available

November 23

Magnet Fair at Pittsburgh Obama (9-3)

February 21st

Magnet Applications Deadline

March 12th        

Magnet Lottery

March 19th        

Result Letters Mailed 


Attend a Magnet Program Information Session at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Squirrel Hill Location. Information will be available on essays, applications, and more. Dates include:

December 11, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (New date and time)

January 8, 2014 from 4 – 5 p.m.

February 12, 2014 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

In order to ensure we communicate the most reliable information to parents, we will have magnet applications available in November, with applications due in February. Note that this change does not impact the timeline for Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 applications. Pittsburgh CAPA applications are due October 25th and auditions will be held on November 9th and 16th. Pittsburgh CAPA-specific materials can be found below. Please note: there are two separate applications for Pittsburgh CAPA.

If parents wish, they can call the Magnet Office at 412.622.3991 or email and leave their contact details, and the magnet office will get in touch with them once applications are ready. Alternatively, parents can check our magnet website periodically for the latest information.

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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 Pittsburgh Public School District can apply to attend.The 2014-2015 Guide to Offerings and Options includes descriptions of the choices in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year. We encourage you to read this booklet carefully before completing an application.  
Carmalt Students

Why Choose a Magnet Program?

"There is no school like Pittsburgh Dilworth! It is my daughter's home away from home, and I feel that all of the students are safe to grow, learn, and expand their knowledge because the staff at Dilworth care about the children."
--Mrs. Chambers, PPS Alumni and Dilworth Parent. 
“When looking for a school for my children, I wanted a school that would welcome my special needs child as well as my “typical” child. I found that at Pittsburgh Carmalt, both of my children have benefited from technology courses and can use the computer with ease. They have joined other kids across the country for various activities through distance learning and have thrived under the guidance of their dedicated teachers.”
--T. Rogers, Carmalt K-8 Parent. 
"I have really enjoyed the pre-engineering program, and it has helped me decide on what I want to major in at college. What this program has taught me is how to be mature, be a leader, and also how to work with others. If I wasn’t in the pre-engineering program then I wouldn’t be doing as well in school as I am now." 
--Jonathan, Allderdice Pre-Engineering student. 
“The field trip to Cheyney State really showed me why college is so important. You have to go to college if you want a good future. There are a lot of opportunities, and it’s not even that hard to apply. You just have to pay attention and have good grades. University Prep is helping me to get prepared.”
--Alicia, Milliones University Prep 6-12 student

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