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EAST ORANGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
division of operations, compliance & educational support services
199 4th Avenue
East Orange, New Jersey 07017-4803
Phone (973) 266-5776                        Fax (973) 266-2972
www.eastorange.k12.nj.us
 

November 30, 2016
 
Dear East Orange School District Parents and Students,
 
Once again, we are embarking upon our application/audition process for various schools throughout the district.  It is important to ensure that this process is completed with the utmost integrity possible and to be certain that we are working towards providing parents with their first school choice.
 
For this reason, we must insist that you indicate your preferred school choice of first choice, second choice, and third choice for your application to be considered.  This will assist us in enrolling students according to eligibility and skill, while placing a priority on school preference.  Should your child be accepted to more than one school, your preference will be taken into the highest consideration.
 
In addition to completing the form below, you must still complete an application for any school of interest. The school 2017-2018 applications can be found on both the District’s website and the particular school’s website. We look forward to a successful application/audition season!  With your support, we can undoubtedly make this an efficient and positive endeavor. This form must be returned to your school Guidance Counselor by January 13, 2017.

 
Warmest Regards,
 
Dr. Deborah M. Harvest
 
Please return to your child’s guidance counselor on or before Friday, January 13, 2017. Your child cannot be accepted to any school without this form on file.
 
(Please Print)
 
I,                                               , parent of                                         _____,                       ___________
          (Parent/Guardian’s Name)                                            (Child’s Name)                         (Child’s ID#)        _____________________________________________________ (school)
 
understand that should my child be accepted to more than one school, placement will be based on selected order of choice. 
 
Child’s Home School:____________________________
 
Please indicate your preference by labeling 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice below:
 
6th Grade:                             Houston                    STEM             Tyson      ____Truth
 
9th Grade:                             Campus                      STEM             Tyson               
 
Every student entering the 9th grade must select one (Campus HS) CTE program of interest by placing an X in front of the preferred program listed below.
Please select only one.
 
____ Allied Health  ____Marketing ____ Business  ____ Logistics ____ CAD
                                                                                                                    (Drafting Engineering)           
Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________


 

The Whitney E Houston Academy of Creative & Performing Arts

2017 Application for GRADE 6 ADMISSION

IMPORTANT DATES
Jan. 5, 2017 APPLICATION DUE DATE

The application must be complete. All materials must be submitted to your school counselor by this date. Choice letter due January 13, 2017

Jan. 23- 25, 2017 AUDITIONS
Auditions are by appointment ONLY. We will call to students/parents

to schedule appointments.
Location: Houston Academy. Time: 2:45 PM- 6:00 PM

April 14, 2017 Notification of Decision

HOUSTON ACADEMY 2016 APPLICATION FOR GRADE 6

Student Information Please print neatly.
Last Name_________________________________________ First Name___________________________

STUDENTS DAILY IN CLASS, PERFORMANCE, AND/OR PRACTICE.

1. ______ Art 2. ______ Band 3._____ Vocal Music

4. _______ Multimedia Production 5. ______Drama 6. ______ Dance
Present School___________________________________________________________________________ Home Address___________________________________________________________________________ Parent Cell:__________________________________ Parent Email_______________________________ Student Date of Birth _______/__________/__________ Gender ______Male _______ Female Please list 3 activities or extracurricular interests that are most important to you
1. ______________________________________________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Reason for Applying to Houston
__________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________

) THE MAJOR AREA OF INTEREST. Do not select more than two choices. STUDENTS WHO “MAJOR” IN AN AREA MEET WITH ARTS ‘STAFF MEMBERS AND

1. ______ Art 2. ______ Band 3._____ Vocal Music

4. _______ Multimedia Production 5. ______Drama 6. ______ Dance

Office Use Only

CORE____________ SCORE_______ A_______ R_______ WL_____

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM

Every applicant must include 2 letters of recommendation from current teachers. Use the enclosed template and return with your application. Make a photocopy before you complete.

No candidate will be considered without two letters of recommendation.

STUDENT NAME ___________________________________________ GRADE _____________

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

School Currently Attending _________________________________________________________

Do you currently perform or have you previously exhibited your work? _____ YES _____ NO

If so, where?________________________________________________________________________

This section is to be completed by the teacher. Two recommendations are required. You may photocopy this form.

Please the appropriate description of the following areas:

 

Outstanding

Above Average

Average

Below Average

Unsatisfactory

SELF DISCIPLINE

         

RESPECT FOR OTHERS

         

ATTITUDE

         

COMMITMENT

         

WORK ETHIC

         

WHY DO YOU THINK THIS STUDENT WOULD BE AN ASSET TO THE HOUSTON ARTS PROGRAM?

________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Teacher’s Signature _______________________________________________ Date___________________

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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS/ INFORMATION

STUDENT WHO ARE UNPREPARED TO AUDITION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO AUDITION.

ALL AUDITIONS WILL INCLUDE A SHORT PERSONAL INTERVIEW BY ARTS STAFF MEMBER.

VISUAL ART

  • PORTFOLIO REVIEW: BRING A MINIMUM OF 10 SKETCHES, DRAWINGS, ART PROJECTS, OR PHOTOGRAPHS OF ARTWORK.

  • AUDITION WILL CONSIST OF 1. REVIEW OF ARTWORK 2. INTERVIEW RELATIVE TO ART KNOWLEDGE 3. A SHORT DRAWING EXERCISE.

    BAND

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING THE INSTRUMENT OF THEIR CHOICE

  • AUDITION WILL CONSIST OF 1. A SELECTION OF THEIR CHOICE 2. A ONE OCTAVE SCALE

    OF CHOICE 3. A SIGHT READING SELECTION ( Provided at audition)

  • IT IS EXPECTED STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF STANDARD NOTATION AND ABILITY TO READ MUSIC. Students are also expected to identify pitches, common music symbols, and dynamic markings by name and function.

    VOCAL MUSIC

ALL STUDENTS MUST SELECT AND PERFORM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SONGS:
Star Spangled Banner I Believe I Can Fly Amazing Grace

America Lift Every Voice & Sing

STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO SING A VOCAL EXERCISE ON A MAJOR SCALE, MATCH PITCHES, “ECHO SING” A SIMPLE MELODY, & SING A REPEATED PATTERN WHILE A MELODY IS SUNG AT SAME TIME.

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION

  • TECH EXAM: (25 QUESTIONS) - TOPICS: SOCIAL & ETHICAL USE OF THE INTERNET, WORD PROCESSING, PRESENTATION SOFTWARE ( IMOVIE & GARAGEBAND)

  • COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ASSESSMENT- MICROSOFT WORD OR POWERPOINT. STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN 10-20 TASKS TO BE COMPLETED ON-DEMAND.

    DRAMA

STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PREPARED MONOLOGUE (memorized) and MUST BE PREPARED TO DO A COLD READING OF A DRAMATIC WORK (Provided at audition)

DANCE

STUDENTS MUST COME DRESSED IN APPROPRIATE ATTIRE TO PERFORM DANCE. 4