City schools extend magnet-application deadlineIf you miss the deadline, you should go onto the waiting list. If all the slots are not filled, then you have a rolling admission.
Pittsburgh Public Schools has extended the deadline for magnet registration because of high interest and a new process.
Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 19 for about 30 magnet options. The deadline had been this Friday.
Previously, those interested applied at a particular school. This time, the applications are being handled centrally, with applicants permitted to name three top choices.
The extension applies to all magnet options except for Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, which had a Nov. 21 deadline.
More information on the choices and procedure are available on the district's Web site, http://www.pghboe.net.
If they need to extend the deadline, I'd like to have an extra point or two be awarded to the lottery system to those that do and turn in their homework on time.