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Application Process



The online application for the Arts Unionville 2022-2023 school year is closed. Please check back in October for next school year application.

Step 1: Register Online
Registration for the Regional Arts Program will be using Edsby.   
For your reference, here is the Edsby Registration Instructions

The York Region District School Board Specialized Arts Program registration is completed centrally for all candidates. Students are eligible to apply to the school in their Program Area Boundary.
Please visit the YRDSB School Locator to determine which school serves your home address.

2022-2023 Registration Requir​ements for Regional Specialized Program:​​

  • You currently live in the Program Area Boundary indicated on the YRDSB School Locator
  • You are a student currently in Grade 8 or Grade 9
  • Complete the online registration process through Edsby
    • Applicants are encouraged to contact the school of the program they are applying to if support is needed in completing the registration process.​ Edsby Registration Instructions. Contact school for question: or 905-479-2787 
    • Opening Thursday November 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and closing Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Grade 8 Progress Report Card
    • YRDSB student reports cards will be shared with the Arts schools automatically
    • Non-YRDSB students must email a scanned copy of the grade 7 final report card to the school the student is applying to before December 6, 2021. Please email to school:
  • Fees: $25.00 non-refundable application fee for each discipline (These fees are not eligible for tax receipt).​
  • After December 6, 2021, students will receive an email with further application instructions for the e-portfolio

Step 2: Application Online E-Portfolio

This year, the Application will be fully virtual.
A:  Student receives notification through email (week of December 6, 2021).
B:  Student responds to e-portfolio for the program(s) they are applying for, with a reflection for each prompt. 
C:  Student submits the e-portfolio on or before January 10, 2022.
The E-portfolio will be shared the week of December 6, 2021 and must be submitted by January 10, 2022.

E-Portfolio Requirements:
Step 3: Acceptance Email
 After the selection process, schools will send out acceptance emails at the end of January 2022.
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