How to Apply – PCS Central

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Apply to PCS Central

Provident Charter School Central is designed for students who have dyslexia or other language-based learning differences. Provident Charter School Central is an approved Pennsylvania Charter School and is located in the Pittsburgh Northside Neighborhood of Troy Hill.

Application Process


Beginning at 8 AM on February 1, 2023, you will be able to click here to submit an application for the 2023-2024 school year.


Our open enrollment period for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on February 1, 2023, at 8 AM, and end on February 28, 2023, at 5 PM. Applications received after the open enrollment period will be processed/placed on the waiting list in the order they were received. Our lottery will be held on March 3rd, 2023.

PCS Central will be accepting applications for rising grades 2-4 for the 2023-2024 school year.

Public Enrollment Lottery

To ensure equal access to enrollment, Provident Charter School will conduct a public enrollment lottery annually with applications received during the open enrollment period. The public enrollment lottery for the 2023-2024 school year will take place at Provident Charter School on March 3, 2023, at 11:00 AM.

On the lottery date, one of the following scenarios will occur:
(1) If student applications do not exceed the number of available seats in a grade, all applicants will be given a space in the grade, or

(2) If student applications exceed the number of available seats in a grade, a lottery will be conducted for that grade with preference first being given to:
1. Students who have a sibling currently enrolled
2. Children who are residents of the City of Pittsburgh

Any students not receiving a space will be placed on the waiting list in the order their names are drawn.  All applications received after February 28, 2023, will be placed on the waiting list in the order they are received.

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Be sure to select the appropriate school, Central, when submitting an application.

Connect With Us!

If you have any questions about the application or enrollment process please do not hesitate to contact Julie Ewing, Director of Enrollment, at 412-709-5160 ext. 121 or