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Registration Process 416
Registration Process



Online Registration For School Year 2021-2022 is closed

Step 1: Register Online
Registration for the Regional Arts Program will be using Edsby.
  • If you are a YRDSB family you would have an existing account to log in
  • If you are NOT a YRDSB family please use this Registration Link to register for an Edsby account.
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.

2020-2021 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 they applying to if support is needed in completing the registration process.​ 
    • Opening Monday, November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. and closing Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 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 7, 2020
  • Fees: $25.00 non-refundable application fee (These fees are not eligible for tax receipt).​
  • Registrants who apply to a second discipline will be contacted to pay the additional $25 registration fee.
  • After December 7, 2020, students will receive an email with further application instructions for the e-portfolio

Step 2: Application Online - ePortfolio
To help you prepare for the application here are some samples of the two tasks that students may be asked to perform, create or reflect on. These are examples only. Schools will provide the tasks and e-portfolio to you by email after December 7th.

This year, the Application will be fully virtual.

A:  Student receives notification through email (week of December 7th, 2020).
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 11, 2021
The E-portfolio will be shared  December 7th, 2020 and must be submitted by January 11, 2021.

E-portfolio Requirements:
Step 3: Acceptance Email
 After the selection process, school will send out acceptance email at the end of January, 2020.
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