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STEP IT UP 2018-2019 Student Application

Step It Up is an afterschool arts audition-prep program from Oakland School for the Arts, established in 2014 with a goal to make arts education accessible to Oakland youth. Fourth and fifth grade students at specific Title 1 Oakland schools can apply for the Step It Up program. To see if your child attends one of SIU's Title 1 Oakland Schools, or is eligible to apply, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Step It Up program meets on Mondays from 5-7pm at Oakland School for the Arts. Students who have attended at least 10 out of 15 SIU classes will receive special consideration in one of the two OSA auditions (Jan. 12th & Feb. 9th) as part of the SIU cohort. The Step It Up program meets on the following 15 Mondays, excluding holidays: Sept. 24th; Oct. 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th; Nov. 5th, 26th; Dec. 10th, 17th; Jan. 7th, 14th, 28th; Feb. 4th, 11th, 25th.

If you'd rather submit a paper application, please download one here, fill out and return or mail it to:
Oakland School for the Arts
Step It Up
Attn: Jordan Karnes
530 18th St, Oakland CA 94612

Questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Before you start, please read.
This application has 5 pages: Student Information, Family Information, Emergency Contact Information, Financial Information, and Art Emphasis Information. Please note that this application asks for you to upload a copy of your child’s student ID from their current school to to verify that they attend one of our designated Title 1 Schools. If an ID card is unavailable, we also accept proof of mailing address (ie billing from PG&E, water, etc). If accepted, your child will be asked to bring this with them on their first day of program if not uploaded with their application.

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STUDENT INFO

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FAMILY INFORMATION

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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Please note, Step It Up prioritizes low-income families for placement in our program.

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ART EMPHASIS INFORMATION

The Step It Up program supports beginning artists for audition into audition into OSA. Although placement at OSA is not guaranteed, students are given fundamental trainging and preparation to complete a successful audition.

*Students may pick ONLY ONE Art Emphasis. Please note that certain Art Emphases are only available for specific grade levels. Students that choose two options may jeopordize their placement.

**Please note that the Dance Training program meets with the Savage Dance Company 3 days a week. More information upon application submittal.

*Please note these programs (Lit Arts, Production Design, and Fashion Design) meet for 7 weeks instead of 15.







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Oakland School for the Arts 530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612