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STEP IT UP 2017-2018 Student Application

Step it Up was established in 2013 with a goal to make arts education accessible to underserved Oakland youth of color and to provide training and preparation for students to audition into OSA. Step It Up gives preference to students living in Oakland’s most impacted neighborhoods.

The Step It Up program meets on Mondays from 5-7pm at Oakland School for the Arts. Students enrolled in the program must attend 10/15 classes to be eligible to audition for OSA.
Program dates: September 11th, 18th, 25th; October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th; November 6th, 13th, 27th; December 4th, 11th; January 8th, 22nd, 29th.

If you'd rather submit a paper application, please download one here, fill out and return or mail it to:
Oakland School for the Arts
Step It Up
Attn: Jordan Karnes
530 18th St, Oakland CA 94612

Questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Before you start, please read.
This application has 5 pages: Student Information, Family Information, Emergency Contact Information, Financial Information, and Art Emphasis Information. Please note that on page 2 (Family Information) we ask you to verify your child's primary zip code by uploading a photo of a piece of official mail. You will have the opportunity to do this at the END of the application (page 5). If you would prefer to not upload zip code verification at this time and are accepted for the program, your student will be asked to bring that verification on the first day of Step It Up in the fall. Once you have completed the application, press SEND, and you will receive an email confirmation with further information and instructions.

Please note that all questions with an asterisk (*) require a response.

STUDENT INFO

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FAMILY INFORMATION

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Please select the zip code of your child's primary guardian’s residence below, and then, at the end of the application, upload a document that verifies that zip code (ie bill, official mail, DMV registration, etc). You will have the opportunity to do this at the END of the application (page 5) before you submit the application. If you would prefer to not upload zip code verification at this time and are accepted for the program, your student will be asked to bring that verification on the first day of Step It Up in the fall. Please note that placement in Step It Up is limited and we prioritize the following zip codes. If a space should open up once students from all specified Oakland zip codes have been placed, Step It Up will open the remaining slots to applications outside of Oakland. Step It Up priotizes low-income neighborhoods outside of Oakland.









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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Please note, Step It Up prioritizes low-income families for placement in our program.

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ART EMPHASIS INFORMATION

The Step It Up program supports beginning artists for audition into audition into OSA. Although placement at OSA is not guaranteed, students are given fundamental trainging and preparation to complete a successful audition.

*Students may pick ONLY ONE Art Emphasis. Please note that certain Art Emphases are only available for specific grade levels. Students that choose two options may jeopordize their placement.





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Oakland School for the Arts 530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612