Admissions Process & Application
Admissions Process and Application
Ellington auditions current 8th and 9th graders. Non-residents may apply, but if you attend as a non-resident you must pay tuition to DCPS.
Admissions Update November 26: The application for the 2014-2015 school year will be available online via the My School DC common application from December 16, 2013 through February 3, 2014. When the application site goes live we will link to it from here. Auditions will follow immediately in early February, so please stay tuned for updates.
Ready to Apply to Ellington? Let’s get Started!
The admissions process for Ellington is as easy as 1-2-3-4:
- Online Application
- Auditions, then if you pass an audition:
- Academic Assessment Test, and
- Family Interview
Applications will be available to complete on the MySchoolDC website beginning December 16, 2013 and will be due no later than February 3, 2014. For more information on the DCPS application process, please go to www.myschooldc.org. Please note that there are no paper applications – all applications must be submitted online through the DCPS site.
Auditions for the 2014-2015 school year are tentatively scheduled for early February 2014. Because there are only a few days between the close of applications and the beginning of auditions, auditions will NOT be individually scheduled this year. Audition schedule details will be posted no later January 10, 2014.
Students who pass their audition will be scheduled for an academic assessment test. The assessment is an important tool for us to understand your report card, and to place you in the proper class sections should you attend Ellington.
The test itself takes approximately 2 1/2 hours, requires no advance preparation, and we will supply all testing materials. NOTE: If you have an IEP or 504 plan, be sure we have a copy in advance so that we can give you the appropriate accommodations.
The family interview is the last step. We’ve become acquainted artistically – this is the chance for us to get to know the whole you better.
Family interviews are held with the applying student and at least one supporting adult, staff from the relevant arts department, the Dean of Students, and the Dean of Academics. Interviews are approximately 20 minutes long. They give us a chance to get to know each other better and to see if Ellington seems to be a mutual fit.
IEP and 504 Plan-Duke Ellington School of the Arts does not discriminate in the admissions process based on an applicant’s disability in conformance with the District of Columbia Human Rights Act. Admissions candidates who have passed their audition are requested to submit their IEP or 504 Plan prior to testing in order that we may be sure to give an applicant their appropriate testing accommodations.
Have questions? Email Barbara Power at email@example.com or call 202-298-1777, ext, 1774.