By completing the Student Application Form, you are entered into the Catalyst Academy Charter School Lottery. If you are selected through the randomized lottery, you will then be offered the opportunity to enroll your child as one of our Founding Scholars for the 2020-21 school year. If you are not selected through the random lottery, you will be automatically placed on the waitlist.
Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 30th, 2020 to be eligible for enrollment.
Proof of child's age must be verified (birth certificate, immunization record, passport) once a spot is offered and a child is enrolling.
^A sibling is defined as one of two or more individuals having at least one common parent/guardian.
Free or Reduced Lunch
Catalyst Academy's lottery policy provides increased opportunities for applicants who reside in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and who meet the eligibility guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. These applicants will receive an extra weight in our lottery.
1. Who can get FREE OR REDUCED PRICE meals?
FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2019-2020
I certify (promise) that my response is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that school officials may confirm the accuracy of this statement upon any subsequent submission of a Household Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals. I am aware that if I give inaccurate information, my children may lose their enrollment preference and, if enrolled, may be removed from the Charter School’s rolls.
As a charter school authorized by the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), residents of the City of Pittsburgh/Pittsburgh Public Schools receive a preference in the Catalyst Academy Charter School lottery.
Residency within the Pittsburgh Public Schools must be verified^ once a spot is offered and a student is enrolling. Failure to provide proof of residency may result in a loss of an enrollment spot.
^Proof of residency can come from utility bills, or official public assistance documents. Proof of residency must contain your name and address.
I certify (promise) that my response is accurate to the best of my knowledge and reflects my child's residency in the Pittsburgh Public Schools/City of Pittsburgh.
I understand that school officials will confirm my child's residency upon offering enrollment.
I am aware that if I give inaccurate information, my children may lose their enrollment preference and may be removed from the Charter School’s rolls.
I certify (promise) that all information provided is accurate. I understand that, to the extent permitted by law, school officials may confirm the accuracy of this information at any time. I am aware that if I have provided false information, my children may be ineligible for admissions and, if enrolled, may be removed from the Charter School’s rolls.