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. 10, 2022 at 5 p.m. The application deadline for students in grade 1 is Feb 10, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Gifted or ODS applications are also available in Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese. Please contact Martha Palmer.

Gifted Application Timeline

Oct. 2021 Program information is distributed to all students in grades 1-7 by Gifted Education Testing Office
Oct. 2021 Online application available for VBCPS students in grades 1-7 for ODS and 1-12 for Cluster Classroom
Nov. 10, 2021 Parent Information Night for students in grades 5-7 will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for self-guided tours. Program overview presentation at 6 p.m.
Dec. 1, 2021 Parent Information Night for elementary school students currently in grades 1-4 will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for self-guided tours. Program overview presentation at 6 p.m.
Jan. 10, 2022 DEADLINE: Old Donation School Full-time Intellectual Program applications due by 5 p.m. for students currently in grades 2-7.
Feb. 10, 2022 DEADLINE: Old Donation School Full-time Intellectual Program applications due by 5 p.m. for students currently in grade 1.
Feb. 11, 2022 Testing of all Old Donation School applicants in grades 2-7 not currently enrolled in VBCPS; Plaza Annex, 641 Carriage Hill Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 9-11 a.m.
Mar. 2-4, 2022 Gifted Identification and Placement Committee meetings for grades 2-7.
Mar. 9, 2022 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review applicants for placement in grades 6-8 for the 2022-2023 school year
Mar. 11, 2022 Old Donation School selection decision letters for grades 6-8 emailed to parents/guardians.
Mar. 18, 2022 Letters of Intent for grades 6-8 due to Old Donation School
Mar. 18, 2022 Deadline to appeal Gifted Identification and Placement Committee decisions of applicants not currently identified for gifted services in grades 2-7. Due by 5 p.m. to Gifted Office.
Mar. 23, 2022 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grades 6-8. Due by 5 p.m. to Gifted Office.
Mar. 30, 2022 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review applicants for placement in grades 3-5 for the 2022-2023 school year.
Apr. 1, 2022 Old Donation School decision letters for grades 3-5 emailed to parents/guardians.
Apr. 2022 Old Donation School Grades 6-8 Appeals Committee
Apr. 2022 Old Donation School appeal decision letters for grades 6-8 emailed to parents/guardians.
Apr. 8, 2022 Letters of Intent for grades 3-5 due to Old Donation School.
Apr. 22, 2022 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grades 3-5. Due by 5 p.m. to Office of K-12 and Gifted Programs.
Apr. 2022 Grades 3-5 Old Donation School Appeals Committee
Apr. 2022 Old Donation School appeal decision letters for grades 3-5 emailed to parents/guardians
Apr. 29, 2022 Testing of all grade 1 applicants not currently enrolled in VBCPS; Plaza Annex, 641 Carriage Hill Rd., Virginia Beach, VA ; 9-11 a.m.
May 4 - 6, 2022 Gifted Identification and Placement Committee meetings for grade 1.
May 12, 2022 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review grade 1 applicants for placement in grade 2 for the 2022-2023 school year.
May 16, 2022 Old Donation School decision letters for grade 2 emailed to parents/guardians.
May 24, 2022 Letters of Intent for grade 2 due to Old Donation School.
May 31, 2022 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grade 2. Due by 5 pm to Gifted Office.
June 2022 Grade 2 Old Donation School Appeals Committee
June 2022 Old Donation School appeal decision letters for grade 2 emailed to parents/guardians.

Gifted Dance Education Application Process/Timelines 2021-2022

Sep. 9, 2021 Application available online for eligible students in grades 2-7
Nov. 3, 2021 Old Donation School Gifted Dance Education Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 2-7. Tours of the dance studios at 5:00 p.m., presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 1, 2022 DEADLINE: Gifted Dance Education applications are due. VBCPS student's application is to be submitted online no later than 5 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 5 p.m. (late or incomplete applications will not be accepted).
Apr. 25-29, 2022 Gifted Dance Education auditions at Old Donation School
May. 2, 2022 Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee meets.
May 4, 2022 Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee decision letters are emailed to parents/guardians.
May 13, 2022 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 5 p.m.
May 16, 2022 Letters of Intent due to Old Donation School./td>
May 18, 2022 Gifted Dance Education Appeals Identification/Selection Committee meets.
May 19, 2022 Gifted Dance Education Appeals Identification/Selection Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians.
May 31, 2022 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 5 p.m.

Gifted Visual Arts Application Process/Timelines 2021-2022

Sep. 9, 2021 Application is available for students currently in grades 2-7.
Nov. 3, 2021 Old Donation School Gifted Visual Arts Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 2-4. Tours of the studios at 5:00 p.m., presentation at 5:30 p.m. at Old Donation School 4633 Honeygrove Road.
Dec. 9, 2021 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. Gifted Visual Arts presentation is at 5:30. Rising 6th grade Virginia Beach Middle School information begins at 6:00 p.m. (https://virginiabeachms.vbschools.com/home)
Feb. 1, 2022 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 5 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 5 p.m. (late or incomplete applications will not be accepted)
Feb. 7-11, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Review
Feb. 15, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians
Feb 25, 2022 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 5 p.m.
Mar. 1, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Appeals Committee meets.
Mar. 2, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Appeals Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians.
Mar. 11, 2022 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 K-12 and Gifted Programs, School Administration Building, 2512 George Mason Drive, no later than 5 p.m.
Mar. 21-24, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts auditions at Old Donation School.
Mar. 25, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Committee meets.
Mar. 29, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians.
Apr. 7, 2022 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 5 p.m.
Apr. 18, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Appeals Committee meets
Apr. 19, 2022 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Appeals Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians.
Apr. 20, 2022 Letters of Intent are due to Old Donation School.
Apr. 27, 2022 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 5 p.m.