My student auditioned for The Spruce Creek High School Performing Arts Program... now what?

Thank you for your interest in the School of the Performing Arts at Spruce Creek high School!  Below are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. For all other inquiries, please email dcmarti1@volusia.k12.fl.us.

How do I know if my child's application packet is complete?

A complete audition packet includes the following:

Online Application  
✓ Signed Student-Parent Contract (Uploaded to the online Application)
✓ Copy of student’s most recent Report Card (Uploaded to the online Application)
✓ Letters of Recommendation (2) Link: Recommendation Form

Once auditions are over, staff will review each student’s packet to ensure we have all necessary paperwork. Please do not call or email about paperwork. If something is missing, we will contact you.

When and how will students receive their audition results?
Results will be sent out the second week of December. Parents/Guardians will be notified via the email address they entered for the online application.

If my child does not pass the addition, can they re-audition?
Yes, students may re-audition in February.  Student's that are unsuccessful in their first audition, are highly encouraged to study privately in the few months between auditions to improve their performance ability.  A student that does not pass the audition will be given feedback on what they will need to improve to pass the audition.  

What happens after I receive the acceptance notification?
When you receive the acceptance email, there will be 2 attachments for you to return electronically.  The third step is to complete your school choice application, if your student is not zoned for Spruce Creek High School.  

  • Acceptance Agreement-  The parent/guardian must sign the “Acceptance Agreement”, accepting the seat at SCHS for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Scheduling Request Form-  Complete the “Scheduling Request Form” to indicate courses they you have completed, are taking currently, and want to take at SCHS.  Deadline to submit is January 16th, 2023 . Failure to submit the acceptance forms will result in the forfeiture of your child’s seat in the Performing Arts Program.

  • School Choice Application-  After acceptance into the program, students and parents must apply for school choice through the county Vportal to attend Spruce Creek High School.  Students will not be automatically placed at Spruce Creek High School if they are not zoned for Spruce Creek!  Once you have received your school choice approval, you will need to contact Spruce Creek High School and complete your enrollment with the registrar. Additional info about school choice on the Volusia County School website.

 

What if I am Zoned for Spruce Creek High School already?

If you are currently zoned for Spruce Creek, and have applied to be in the School of the performing Arts, you do not need to complete an application and you are fully a member of the School of the Performing Arts.  

Additional Contractual Agreements

 

All arts areas require fee contributions. The amount varies among arts areas and performance groups. (Fund-raising opportunities are provided for all students to earn the fair share.) Additional area-specific requirements that affect a student’s grade may be mandatory. Arts directors will provide more information at new-student orientation.

 

All students are required to take the core required courses in their arts area curriculum, as noted in the curriculum guide.