• Visual & Performing Arts Information


    Local school districts within Mahoning County will be conducting screening for gifted identification in the visual and performing arts, specifically in the areas of painting, sculpting, drawing, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, or drama.

    According to Ohio law and district policy, students in grades Kindergarten through 12 may be nominated for assessment for gifted identification.  During the months of February and early March, nominated students will be evaluated by local school districts using a checklist of gifted behaviors. Parents, teachers, peers, or students themselves may nominate possible candidates for evaluation.

    Visual and Performing Arts Nomination forms are available from the district’s gifted contact or by clicking here.

    Nomination forms are due in the local school district by mid-February. For those students who earn a qualifying score on the checklist, a demonstration of the student’s talent in the fine arts will take place at the:

    • Mahoning County Educational Service Center: 
      Saturday, April 14 from 9 AM- 12 NOON
    Additional information will be sent to the parents of those students who receive qualifying scores to move onto the audition phase of the assessment. 
    Contact Julianne Ware MCESC Gifted Coordinator, for additional information.