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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 416
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Applications must be completed online. The online application will be available on October 30, 2019.
To guarantee an audition your application must reach us by Monday, December 2nd, 2019 12pm. Each application received by the deadline is guaranteed an audition. Late applications will be held in the order they are received and auditions scheduled only if time permits.
  • Students in Grade 8 who reside in York Region and are applying for the Piano program.
  • Students in Grade 8 who reside in York Region CEC East, and North and are applying for the Strings program.
  • Students in Grades 8 who reside within the York Region District School Board CEC East Boundary (who are currently attending one of these schools) and who are applying for Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Vocal and Winds.
    • Baythorn P.S. (if residing within boundaries for eligibility)416Boundary.pdfArts Unionville Boundary.pdf
    • Aldergrove P.S.
    • Armadale P.S.
    • Ashton Meadows P.S.
    • Ballantrae P.S.
    • Barbara Reid P.S.
    • Beckett Farm P.S.
    • Black Walnut PS.
    • Boxwood P.S.
    • Buttonville P.S.
    • Castlemore P.S.
    • Cedarwood P.S
    • Central Park P.S.
    • Coledale P.S.
    • Coppard Glen P.S.
    • Cornell Village P.S.
    • David Suzuki P.S.
    • Donald Cousens P.S.
    • Edward T. Crowle P.S.
    • Ellen Fairclough P.S.
    • Fred Varley P.S.
    • Franklin Street P.S.
    • Glad Park P.S.
    • Greensborough P.S
    • Harry Bowes P.S.
    • Highgate P.S.
    • James Robinson P.S.
    • John McCrae P.S.
    • Legacy P.S.
    • Little Rouge P.S.
    • Markham Gateway P.S.
    • Milliken Mills P.S.
    • Mount Joy P.S.
    • Oscar Peterson P.S.
    • Parkland P.S.
    • Parkview P.S.
    • Ramer Wood P.S.
    • Randall P.S. P.S
    • Reesor Park P.S.
    • Roy H. Crosby P.S.
    • Sam Chapman P.S. (if residing within boundaries)
    • Sir Wilfred Laurier P.S. (if residing within boundaries)
    • Stonebridge P.S
    • Summitview P.S
    • Unionville Meadows P.S.
    • Unionville P.S.
    • Wendat Village P.S.
    • Whitchurch Highland P.S. (if residing south of Bloomington Rd)
    • Wilclay P.S.
    • William Armstrong P.S
    • William Berczy P.S.
    • Wismer P.S.
Yes, as long as you reside in the boundaries set out above.
Yes. You may apply for a maximum of two disciplines. Each application requires a separate online application and application fee.
The Arts Unionville Program is currently open only to students entering grade 9 and to current grade 9 students entering grade 10.
The Arts Unionville program is currently closed to transfers from students residing outside of the CEC boundary.
Please refer to the 2019-2020 application form for required proof of residency documents. Residency must occur on or before the deadline for application to Arts Unionville.
The showcase and information session will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 7:00pm. Complimentary seating must be reserved for this session. There will be an on-line ticket ordering form starting October 1, 2019.
Auditions are held at Unionville High School located at 201 Town Centre Blvd, adjacent to the Markham Theatre. Main intersections are Warden and Highway #7. Auditions will be scheduled from January 23 - January 29, 2020, at a time between the hours of 8:00 am (warm-up) to 4:30 p.m.
Notify the Arts Unionville secretary at 905-479-2787 x 431 as soon as possible. We will try to accommodate a change of audition time; however we regret that this may not be possible. If an alternate audition time cannot be scheduled, your audition fee will be refunded. Please try to avoid scheduling appointments or vacations during January 23 - January 29, 2020.
Please notify the Arts Unionville secretary at 905-479-2787 x 431 as soon as possible. A medical note will be required to reschedule the audition. It is preferable to reschedule during the regular audition schedule, however if this is not possible, alternate arrangements will be made.
Please notify the Arts Unionville secretary at 905-479-2787 x 431 as soon as possible. The Arts Unionville audition fee is not refundable.
As per Board policy, Arts Unionville is an optional program and as such students are NOT entitled to Board provided transportation.
UHS does not have a Gifted, French Immersion program, or AP program.
No, it is not possible to be enrolled in two art discipline. However, students can enroll in other arts courses offered through Unionville H.S. by selecting them as their elective credit.
There is an annual program fee for Arts Unionville students of $100.00, payable upon acceptance to the program and then each school year thereafter as long as the student stays in the program. With the continued commitment to excellence in the Arts Unionville program, the annual $100.00 Arts Unionville Program Fee ensures that state of the art equipment and supplies are available, and an augmented learning experience over and above what is provided for students in a regular high school setting. Funds go towards guest artists and life drawing models, professional workshops, costumes and unique learning experiences.
Many students are study arts for enjoyment and to develop skills, while others plan to continue in a career in the arts. Our graduates are successful in all areas of the Fine Arts as well as such diverse fields as: medicine, engineering, business, law, sciences, physiotherapy, journalism, radio & TV broadcasting, policing and education. One of the benefits of being in the Arts Unionville program is that students are surrounded by others who have the same interest, talent and passion for their art form.
Yes. Upon successful completion of the four-year arts program students will receive an Arts Unionville certificate recognizing their achievement and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) will be awarded upon completion of the required credits.
Students are expected to maintain acceptable levels of achievement in all subjects as well as excellent attendance and good deportment.
Courses are available in:
  • The Arts (Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Business Studies
  • Canadian and World Studies (Economics, Law and Politics, Geography, History)
  • Classical Studies
  • Cooperative Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • French as a Second Language
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Languages​
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Humanities and Technological Education (Integrated Technologies, Communications Technology, Construction Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Manufacturing Technology, Technological Design and Computer Studies)
Student services are available through Guidance and Career Education, Library, ESL, Special Education and the Administration. Unionville High School has two semesters.
Grade 9 / Year 1
8 credits
Grade 10 / Year 2
8 credits
Grade 11 / Year 3
8 credits
Grade 12 / Year 4
6-8 credits
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English English English English
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Elective
Science Science Elective Elective
Geography History Elective Elective
Physical Education Civics &
Career Studies
Elective Elective
French Elective Elective Elective
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