WEAVER ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
GRADE 9 (10TH GRADE UPON AVAILABILITY)
APPLICATION FOR WEAVER ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
Application period is February 13 - March 12, 2010
Parent must complete this page of the application. Student must complete the following pages.
Name of student ________________________________________________________________________________
African-American Asian Caucasian
Age ________ Date of Birth __________________ Sex _________ Race Hispanic Native American Multiracial
Name(s) of Parent/Legal Guardian __________________________________________________________________
Home address __________________________________________________________________________________
(City) (State) (Zip)
Parent e-mail address_____________________________________________________________________________
Residence phone ____________________ Business phone (m) ____________________ (f) __________________
School assignment (by high school attendance zone) ____________________________________________________
School presently attending ___________________________________________ Grade ________________________
Expected grade level for 2010-2011__________________________________________________________________
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: By submitting this application you understand the commitment of effort and time your child is undertaking if
accepted into the Weaver Academy program. This commitment includes agreeing to keep your child in the Weaver Academy program for at
least one semester. Further, you will be required to request reassignment at the end of each year for as long as your child is enrolled in the
Weaver Academy program. If at the end of any high school year your child is unwilling or unable to continue studies in the Weaver Academy
program, she/he will be reassigned to the high school of her/his attendance zone. Also, any academic, attendance or behavior problems will
be sufficient cause to rescind any reassignment that may be granted.
__________________________________ Date _________________________
In compliance with federal laws, Guilford County Schools administers all educational programs,
Please return this application no later than 4:00 p.m. on
March 12, 2010 to: employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic
origin, color, age, military service, disability or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and
allowed by law. Refer to the Board of Education's Discrimination Free Environment Policy AC for a
300 S. Spring Street complete statement. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Guilford County Schools Compliance
Greensboro, NC 27401 Officer, 120 Franklin Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27401; 336-370-2323.
For office use only: Student is recommended for the Weaver Academy. Grade Level_________
Student has been placed in a waiting pool of candidates for Weaver Academy.
Student is not eligible for the Weaver Academy
Reason for ineligibility _________________________________________________________
Signature of Weaver Academy Principal _________________________________Date___________________________________
(Once signed, Principal should make copy and send the original of this page to Student Assignment Office, 120 Franklin Blvd.)
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Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Address:_____________________________ Home Telephone:_________________
Mother: Home Phone:__________________ Father: Home Phone:______________
Mother: Work Phone:__________________ Father: Work Phone:______________
Application must be hand-written by the student. Parent/Guardian signature is required on the
Rising 9th graders should include a copy of their most recent 8th grade report card.
Rising 10th graders should include a transcript along with proof that all 8th grade end-of-grade
tests have been passed.
A copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunization records are required if you were not
enrolled in a Guilford County School the previous school year.
Two letters of recommendation must be included in the packet: one from your school
administrator, counselor, or a teacher and one from an instructor in your specialized area who
can address your talents, abilities, and potential.
Applicants with an IEP must have parent/guardian secure a copy of the IEP and include it in the
Only candidates with complete application packets will be considered for an audition and personal
interview. Weaver Academy only offers an honors curriculum, therefore, students will be selected
who exhibit characteristics necessary for success.
Following the interview, students will be notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance. Acceptances
are contingent on applicants providing all End-of-Grade and End-of-Course test scores.
Listed below are the performing and visual arts concentrations that we offer. Please circle the track for
which you are applying.
Art Guitar String Ensemble
Dance Piano Music Production
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Why are you interested in attending the Weaver Academy?
What personal and/or academic benefit will you gain from attending the Weaver Academy?
How will the Weaver Academy benefit from including you in the program?
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GETTING TO KNOW YOU….
Check the characteristics you possess….
____Creative _____Independent thinker ____Good time management
____Leadership _____Team player ____Loner
____Friendly _____Shy ____Misunderstood
____Flexible _____Bored with traditional school ____Afraid to try new things
____Able to take criticism _____Able to walk away from ____Respectful of property
____Can accept authority conflict
What do you consider to be your greatest strength?
What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?
Has your background included any professional training and/or any experience with community organizations,
such as the community theater, dance, or private lessons? If so, please list teachers and/or directors.
What are your hobbies/interests?
Do you currently use a day timer or planner to keep up with activities/assignments?
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What extra-curricular activities do you participate in at your current school?
Describe the best school day you’ve recently had.
Describe the worst school day you’ve had recently.
To what do you attribute your success/failure at your current school?
What are your career goals?
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Weaver Academy offers a more rigorous and challenging curriculum in the Arts area requiring its students to
have a greater level of maturity. In the past, how did you handle:
… too much work with too little time?
… the feeling or certainty that you are not keeping up with the rest of the class?
…conflicts with teachers?
…conflicts with other students?
…being required to take classes in which you have no interest?
Describe your attendance last year and explain your absences.
Weaver Academy students are expected to build a portfolio and undertake a senior project. Are you willing to
accept these responsibilities?
As a Weaver Academy student, you will be moving away from your circle of friends and making new friends.
How will this impact you? What efforts will you make to build relationships at Weaver?
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Do you believe you are capable of independent study or do you require a structured classroom?
What do you believe will be your biggest challenge at Weaver?
What role will the Arts play in your life?
By signing below, we acknowledge that all information is accurate and complete as stated within this
application and recognize that acceptance at the Weaver Academy requires a one-semester commitment.
Student signature:________________________________________ Date:________________
Parent/guardian signature: _________________________________ Date:________________
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