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Gifted Application Process/Timelines

Old Donation School

Admission to Virginia Beach City Public Schoolsí (VBCPS) Old Donation School, Gifted Dance Education Program or Gifted Visual Arts Program is determined through an application process. Application materials are reviewed by a selection committee and notification of decisions are sent to applicants in accordance with the timelines for each school/program.

Students currently enrolled in VBCPS must submit applications online through the school divisionís Gifted Management Application System using their student ID number and login credentials. Students not currently enrolled in VBCPS will download the non-VBCPS student application and submit a hard copy to their guidance counselors with time for completion of required teacher information forms by the application deadline.

Links to applications and timelines as well as more information about each school/program are provided below.

If you have questions about Old Donation School, the Gifted Dance Education Program or the Gifted Visual Arts Program, please email Dr. Kelly A. Hedrick at kelly.hedrick@vbschools.com or call 757.648.3267. For technical assistance with the online application, VBCPS students should contact the Technology Support Technician (TST) at their schools.

Old Donation School

Old Donation School is a centralized, full-time, gifted school for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-8. Admission requires that students meet the criteria for gifted identification in VBCPS. Identified gifted students are referred to the selection committee for review. The curriculum includes all school district learning objectives, the Virginia Standards of Learning, expanding and extending the curriculum specifically to meet the needs of the gifted learner.

The online application for VBCPS students currently enrolled in grades 2-7 will be available beginning Oct. 7, 2016. The non-VBCPS student application for students in grades 2-7 will be available Dec. 15, 2016. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1, 2017.

For VBCPS and non-VBCPS students in first grade, applications will be available on this webpage beginning Dec. 15, 2016, and are due March 1, 2017.

Old Donation School application for VBCPS students (grades 1-7) Old Donation School application for non-VBCPS students (available Dec. 15)

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October 7, 2016 Online application available for VBCPS students in grades 2-7
November 16, 2016 Parent Information Night for Middle School students attending schools A-N; 6:00 p.m. at Old Donation School
November 17, 2016 Parent Information Night for Middle School students attending schools O-W; 6:00 p.m. at Old Donation School
December 15, 2016 Application available for non-VBCPS students in grades 2-7
December 15, 2016 Applications available for VBCPS and non-VBCPS students in grade 1
January 5, 2017 Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 2-4; 6:00 p.m. at Old Donation School
February 1, 2017 DEADLINE: Old Donation School application deadline for students currently in grades 2-7 (LATE APPLICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
February 2, 2017 Parent Information Night for students currently in grade 1; 6:00 p.m. at Old Donation School
February 10, 2017 Testing of all non-VBCPS applicants currently in grade 2-7; 9:00 a.m.
March 1, 2017 DEADLINE: Old Donation School application deadline for students currently in grade 1 (LATE APPLICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
March 17, 2017 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review applicants for placement in grades 6-8 for the 2017-2018 school year
Late March Decision letters for grades 6-8 emailed to parents
April 5, 2017 Deadline to appeal Identification and Placement Committee decisions of applicants not currently identified for gifted services in grades 2-7 and 2nd grade HOLDS
April 5, 2017 Letters of Intent for grades 6-8 due to Old Donation School
April 6, 2017 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review applicants for placement in grades 3-5, for the 2017-2018 school year
April 7, 2017 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grades 6-8. Due to Dr. Kelly A. Hedrick at Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road by 4:00 p.m
April 7, 2017 Testing of all non-VBCPS applicants currently in grade 1; 9:00 a.m.
May 4, 2017 Old Donation School Selection Committee meets to review first-grade applicants for placement in grade 2 for the 2017-2018 school year
May 5, 2017 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grades 3-5. Due to Dr. Kelly A. Hedrick at Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road by 4:00 p.m
Mid May Old Donation School Grade 3-5 decision letters for grades 3-5 emailed to parents
Mid May First-grade decision letters regarding Identification emailed to parents
May 23, 2017 Letters of Intent for Grade 2 due to Old Donation School
May 24, 2017 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for Grade 2. Due to Dr. Kelly A. Hedrick at Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road by 4:00 p.m
Late May Old Donation School decision letters for Grade 2 emailed to parents
Early June Old Donation School Appeal decision letters emailed to parents
June 8, 2017 Open House for Selected Students, grades 2-5 at Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road
June 15, 2017 Old Donation School 2nd Level Selection Appeals for Grade 2. Due to Dr. Veleka Gatling in the School Administration Building located at 2512 George Mason Drive by 4:00 p.m.


Gifted Dance Education Program

The Gifted Dance Education Program is a one day a week pull-out model for identified students entering grades 3-8 and is housed at Old Donation School. Admission into the program is determined through an application and audition process. Criteria considered by the Identification Committee are based on strong potential in dance as demonstrated during the one day assessment to include rhythmic ability, movement qualities, sequencing, developmental movement patterns and creativity. Gifted dance students are presented a comprehensive curriculum which emphasizes the areas of concepts, skill development, dance history and appreciation, and creativity. Students must be enrolled in VBCPS to participate in the program.

Students currently enrolled in VBCPS must submit applications online through the school divisionís Gifted Management Application System using their student ID number and login credentials. The online application will be available beginning Oct. 7, 2016. Students not currently enrolled in VBCPS will download the non-VBCPS student application and submit completed application to Old Donation School, 2509 Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. The non-VBCPS student application will be available Dec. 15, 2016. Late, incomplete or faxed applications will not be processed. The deadline for all applications is Feb. 1, 2017.

Gifted Dance Education Program application for VBCPS students

Gifted Dance Education Program application for non-VBCPS students (available Dec. 15)

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October 7, 2016 Online application available for students currently enrolled in VBCPS
December 8, 2016 Old Donation School Gifted Dance Education Citywide Parent Information Night; 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Old Donation School
December 15, 2016 Application available for non-VBCPS students
February 1, 2017 DEADLINE: Gifted Dance Education Applications deadline
March 6-16, 2017 Gifted Dance Education Full Day Assessment at Old Donation School: 2509 Seaboard Road
April 7, 2017 Deadline to appeal Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee decisions due to Dr. Kelly A. Hedrick at Old Donation School; 4633 Honeygrove Road by 4:00 p.m.
May 10, 2017 Gifted Dance Education 2nd Level Appeals. Due to Dr. Veleka Gatling in the School Administration Building located at 2512 George Mason Drive by 4:00 p.m.


Gifted Visual Arts Program

The Gifted Visual Arts Program serves elementary and middle school students entering grades 3-8. Admission to the program is determined through an application and portfolio screening. Considered students will attend a full day assessment. The elementary program is a one day a week pull-out model for identified students entering grades 3-5 and is housed at Old Donation School. The middle school program for identified students entering grades 6-8 is housed at Virginia Beach Middle School (VBMS). Students attend VBMS full time with the Gifted Visual Arts instruction integrated into their regular middle school schedule. The gifted art curriculum integrates art history criticism, aesthetic perception, creativity, theory, and skill development as well components from the core curriculum of knowledge. Students must be enrolled in VBCPS to participate in the program.

Students currently enrolled in VBCPS must submit applications online through the school divisionís Gifted Management Application System using their student ID number and login credentials. The online application will be available beginning Oct. 7, 2016. Students not currently enrolled in VBCPS will download the non-VBCPS student application and submit completed application to Old Donation School, 2509 Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. The non-VBCPS student application will be available Dec. 15, 2016. Late, incomplete or faxed applications will not be processed. The deadline for all applications is Feb. 1, 2017.

Gifted Visual Arts Program application for VBCPS students Gifted Visual Arts Program application for non-VBCPS students
(available Dec. 15)

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October 7, 2016 Online application available for students currently enrolled in VBCPS
December 6, 2016 Old Donation School Gifted Visual Arts Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 2-4; 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Old Donation School; 2509 Seaboard Road
December 7, 2016 Old Donation School Gifted Visual Arts Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 5-7; 5:00-5:30 p.m. at Virginia Beach Middle School; 600 25th Street
December 15, 2016 Application available for non-VBCPS students
February 1, 2017 DEADLINE: Gifted Visual Arts Applications deadline (LATE APPLICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
February 6-10, 2017 Application Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Review (Round 1)
March 1, 2017 Deadline to appeal Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio decisions due to Dr. Kelly A. Hedrick at Old Donation School; 2509 Seaboard Road by 4:00 p.m.
March 21, 2017 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio 2nd Level Appeals due to Dr. Veleka Gatling in the School Administration Building located at 2512 George Mason Drive by 4:00 p.m. (Round 1)
April 24-May 2, 2017 Gifted Visual Arts Full Day Assessment at Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road (Round 2)
May 19, 2017 Deadline to appeal Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Committee decisions due to Dr. Kelly A. Hedrick at Old Donation School; 4633 Honeygrove Road by 4:00 p.m.(Round 2)
June 7, 2017 Gifted Visual Arts 2nd Level Identification/Selection Appeals due to Dr. Veleka Gatling in the School Administration Building located at 2512 George Mason Drive (Round 2)

If you have questions about Old Donation School, the Gifted Dance Education Program or the Gifted Visual Arts Program, please call the Old Donation School Counseling Office at 757-648-3267.


Last Modified on Monday, January 23, 2017