Visual and Performing Arts Identification

Visual and Performing Arts Gifted Identification Process

VPA Identification is a multi-step process which runs countywide to save on repetition throughout the districts.  The timeline for this year's process follows.
 

Fall/Winter VPA Evaluation

Spring 

VPA Evaluation


Fall/Winter Referrals accepted through October 29, 2021

Spring Referrals accepted through

February 18, 2022

Referrals accepted.  Please complete the referral form and return it to the Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education, 145 North Quentin Rd., Newark, OH 43055 or email to [email protected].  Questions can be addressed by calling 740-349-6084.  Please note that referrals received after the dates listed will be put into the next possible evaluation cycle, which may occur the following school year.

November 12, 2021

March 4, 2022

Parent permission forms must be returned by this date.  Students cannot be assessed without a signed parent permission form.  Permission forms will be mailed home after referrals are received.  Please complete and return it to the Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education, 145 North Quentin Rd., Newark, OH 43055 or email to [email protected].

November 29, 2021

March 18, 2022

Teachers/Private Instructors should return the first VPA behavioral checklists to the Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education no later than this date.

December 10, 2021

March 25, 2022

Teachers/Private Instructors should return the second VPA behavioral checklists to the Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education no later than this date.

December 17, 2021

April 8, 2022

Notifications of initial assessment will be mailed home to parents.  This will include letters to those not qualifying to continue in the VPA evaluation process, along with letters containing additional information about the VPA portfolio and/or performance stage for those that have qualified to move forward.

January 14, 2022

May 6, 2022

Students who have qualified to continue in the VPA evaluation in the areas of Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Drama/Theatre, and/or Dance must submit their Performance Videos digitally to the Licking County ESC by the date listed.  Those students who have qualified to continue in the VPA evaluation in the area of Visual Arts must submit their Art Portfolio to the Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education on the 3rd floor of the Roosevelt Building, 145 North Quentin Rd., Newark, OH 43055 by the date listed.

January 17, 2022 - January 28, 2022

May 9, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Performances and Portfolios will be reviewed by evaluators.  Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Drama/Theatre, and/or Dance participants will also participate in a follow up zoom call with their evaluator during this time.

February 4, 2022

May 27, 2022

Notifications regarding the outcomes of the process will be mailed home to parents and shared with the student's home school district. 

** Do note that the Licking County ESC will do our best to adhere to this timeline with fidelity.  Extenuating circumstances may shift dates slightly to accommodate the organizers, participants and evaluators where needed.

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