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Application Timelines

Old Donation School

The application for students currently enrolled in grades 1-7 will be available in the fall. The application deadline for students in grades 2-7 is Jan. 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. The application deadline for students in grade 1 is Feb 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Old Donation School application for VBCPS students (grades 1-7)

Old Donation School application for non-VBCPS students

Gifted Application Timeline

October 2020 Program information is distributed to all students in grades 1-7 by Gifted Education Testing Office
October 2020 Online application available for VBCPS students in grades 1-7 for ODS and 1-12 for Cluster Classroom
Oct. 22, 2020 Parent Information Night for students in grades 5-7 will be held virtually from 5-6 p.m.
Oct. 29, 2020 Parent Information Night for elementary school students currently in grades 1-4 will be held virtually from 5-6 p.m.
Jan. 11, 2021 DEADLINE: Old Donation School Full-time Intellectual Program applications due by 4 p.m. for students currently in grades 2-7
Feb. 10, 2021 DEADLINE: Old Donation School Full-time Intellectual Program applications due by 4 p.m. for students currently in grade 1
Feb. 12, 2021 Testing of all Old Donation School applicants in grades 2-7 not currently enrolled in VBCPS; Place and time TBD; please check back for updated information.
Mar. 3-5, 2021 Gifted Identification and Placement Committee meetings for grades 2-7
Mar. 10, 2021 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review applicants for placement in grades 6-8 for the 2021-2022 school year
Mar. 12, 2021 Old Donation School selection decision letters for grades 6-8 emailed to parents/guardians.
Mar. 19, 2021 Letters of Intent for grades 6-8 due to Old Donation School
Mar. 23, 2021 Deadline to appeal Gifted Identification and Placement Committee decisions of applicants not currently identified for gifted services in grades 2-7. Due by 4 p.m. to Gifted Office.
Mar. 26, 2021 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grades 6-8. Due by 4:00 p.m. to Gifted Office.
Apr. 1, 2021 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review applicants for placement in grades 3-5 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Apr. 12, 2021 Old Donation School decision letters for grades 3-5 emailed to parents/guardians.
Apr. 2020 Old Donation School Grades 6-8 Appeals Committee
Apr. 2020 Old Donation School appeal decision letters for grades 6-8 emailed to parents/guardians.
Apr. 22, 2021 Letters of Intent for grades 3-5 due to Old Donation School
Apr. 26, 2020 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grades 3-5. Due by 4 p.m. to Office of K-12 and Gifted Programs.
Apr. 2020 Grades 3-5 Old Donation School Appeals Committee
Apr. 2020 Old Donation School appeal decision letters for grades 3-5 emailed to parents/guardians
Apr. 30, 2021 Testing of all grade 1 applicants not currently enrolled in VBCPS; Place and time TBD. Please check back for updated information.
May 5 - 7, 2021 Gifted Identification and Placement Committee meetings for grade 1
May 13, 2021 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review grade 1 applicants for placement in grade 2 for the 2021-2022 school year.
May 18, 2021 Old Donation School decision letters for grade 2 emailed to parents/guardians.
June 1, 2021 Letters of Intent for grade 2 due to Old Donation School
June 15, 2021 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grade 2. Due by 4:00 pm to Gifted Office.
June 2021 Grade 2 Old Donation School Appeals Committee
June 2021 Old Donation School appeal decision letters for grade 2 emailed to parents/guardians

Gifted Dance Education Application Process/Timelines 2020-2021

TBD Application available online for eligible students in grades 2-7
Oct. 28, 2020 Old Donation School Gifted Dance Education Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 2-7. Virtual tour of the art studios and presentation launched at 5:30 p.m. (http://bit.ly/odsartdance).
Feb. 1, 2021 DEADLINE: Gifted Dance Education applications are due. VBCPS student's application is to be submitted online no later than 4:00 p.m. (Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.)
Non-VBCPS applications are due to Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road no later than 4:00 p.m. (Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.)
Mar. 1 & 8, 2021 Gifted Dance Education Face-to-Face Assessments at Old Donation School
Mar. 17, 2021 Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee meet
Mar. 19, 2021 Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians.
Mar. 30, 2021 Letters of Intent due to Old Donation School
Mar. 30, 2021 DEADLINE: Appeals of Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee decisions. Appeals are to be submitted to Dr. Kelly Hedrick, Principal at Old Donation School, no later than 4:00 p.m.
Apr. 13, 2021 Gifted Dance Education Appeals Committee meets
Apr. 15, 2021 Gifted Dance Education Appeals Identification/Selection Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians
Apr. 26, 2021 DEADLINE: Second-level appeals of Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection decisions. Second-level appeals are to be submitted to the Director of the Office of Gifted Programs, School Administration Building, 2512 George Mason Drive, no later than 4:00 p.m.

Gifted Visual Arts Application Process/Timelines 2020-2021

TBD Application available online for eligible students in grades 2-7
TBD Virginia Beach Middle School Gifted Visual Arts Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 5-7 (at Virginia Beach Middle School, 600 25th Street)
Oct. 28, 2020 Old Donation School Gifted Visual Arts Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 2-4. Virtual tour of the art studios and presentation launched at 5:30 p.m. (http://bit.ly/odsartdance).
Feb. 1, 2021 DEADLINE: Gifted Visual Arts applications are due.
VBCPS student's application is to be submitted online; the art portfolio is due to the student's Gifted Resource Teacher no later than 4:00 p.m. (Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.)
Non-VBCPS applications and art portfolios are due to Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road no later than 4:00 p.m. (Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.)
Feb. 3, 2021 Portfolios due to Old Donation School by Gifted Resource Teachers, no later than 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 8-12, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Review
Feb. 17, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians
Feb 26, 2021 DEADLINE: Appeals of Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio decisions. Appeals are to be submitted to Dr. Kelly Hedrick, Principal at Old Donation School, no later than 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 2, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Appeals Committee meets.
Mar. 4, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Appeals Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians
Mar. 15 & 22, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Face-to-Face Assessments at Old Donation School
Mar. 16, 2021 DEADLINE: Second-level appeals of the Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio decisions. Second-level appeals are to be submitted to the Director of the Office of Gifted Programs, School Administration Building, 2512 George Mason Drive, no later than 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 17, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Second-Level Appeals Committee meets
Mar. 30, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Assessment Scoring at Old Donation School
Apr. 19, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Committee meets.
Apr. 21, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians.
Apr. 30, 2021 Letters of Intent due to Old Donation School
Apr. 30, 2021 DEADLINE: Appeals of the Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Committee decisions. Appeals are to be submitted to Dr. Kelly Hedrick, Principal at Old Donation School, no later than 4:00 p.m.
May 4, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Appeals Committee meets
May 4, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Appeals Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians
May 13, 2021 DEADLINE: Second-level appeals of Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection decisions. Second-level appeals are to be submitted to the Director of the Office of Gifted Programs, School Administration Building, 2512 George Mason Drive, no later than 4:00 p.m.