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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.
 
Referrals accepted through
October 18, 2019
Referrals accepted. Please complete the referral form and return it to Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education, 145 North Quentin., Newark, OH 43055.  Questions can be addressed calling 740-349-6084.  Please note:  Referrals received after this date will be put into next school year's referrals.
October 30, 2019
Parent permission forms must be received 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 Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education at 145 N Quentin Rd., Newark OH 43055 or fax to 740-349-6107.
November 15, 2019
Teachers should return the  first checklists to Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education no later than this date.
December 20, 2019
Teachers should return the second checklists to Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education no later than this date.
January 10, 2020
Notifications of initial assessment will be mailed to parents. This will include letters of those not qualifying and also information regarding the portfolio or performance stage of the process for those who qualified.
February 7, 2020
Parents of eligible students participating in the performance stage must notify the Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education of intent to participate by this date. Follow the instructions in the notification letter or call 740-349-6084 for more information.
March 6, 2020
Portfolios for students participating in the visual arts assessment are due to the Licking County ESC, Office of Gifted Education on the 3rd floor of our building located at 145 North Quentin Road, Newark, OH 43055. Portfolios should be picked up from the same location the week of March 16, 2020.  The ESC will not be responsible for any portfolio left after March 20, 2020.
March 19, 2020
Student auditions for dance, drama, and music assessment will be held.  Parent notification received in January will outline the location and appointment times available. 
April 10, 2020
Notifications regarding assessment outcomes will be mailed to parents and school principals on or before this date.
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