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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. 18, 2021 at 5 p.m. The application deadline for students in grade 1 is Feb 17, 2021 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

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. 18, 2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Old Donation School Full-time Intellectual Program applications due by 5:00 p.m. for students currently in grades 2-7
Feb. 17, 2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Feb. 17, 2021 Old Donation School Full-time Intellectual Program applications due by 5:00 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 5:00 p.m. to Gifted Office.
Mar. 26, 2021 Deadline to appeal Old Donation School Selection Committee decisions for grades 6-8. Due by 5:00 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 5:00 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 5:00 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

  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 5:00 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 5:00 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 5:00 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 K-12 and Gifted Programs, School Administration Building, 2512 George Mason Drive, no later than 5:00 p.m.

Gifted Visual Arts Application Process/Timelines 2020-2021

  Application is available for students currently in grades 2-7
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).
Dec. 8, 2020 Virginia Beach Middle School Gifted Visual Arts Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 5-7. Virtual tour of the art studios and presentation 6 - 7 p.m. (https://virginiabeachms.vbschools.com/home)
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 5:00 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 5:00 p.m. (Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.)
Feb. 8-12, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Review
Feb. 17, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians
Mar. 1, 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 5:00 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, 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 K-12 and Gifted Programs, School Administration Building, 2512 George Mason Drive, no later than 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 16, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Portfolio Second-Level Appeals Committee meets
Mar. 22-Apr. 1, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Full Day Assessment at Old Donation School
Apr. 13, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Committee meets.
Apr. 15, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians.
Apr. 20, 2021 Letters of Intent due to Old Donation School
Apr. 22, 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 5:00 p.m.
Apr. 26, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Appeals Committee meets
Apr. 28, 2021 Gifted Visual Arts Identification/Selection Appeals Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians
May 7, 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 K-12 and Gifted Programs, School Administration Building, 2512 George Mason Drive, no later than 5:00 p.m.