STEP IT UP 2019-2020 Student Application

Step It Up poster image.
The Step It Up program meets on Mondays from 5-7pm at Oakland School for the Arts on the following 13* Mondays: Sept. 16th, 23rd, & 30th; Oct. 7th, 21st, & 28th; Nov. 4th & 18th; Dec. 2nd, 9th, & 16th; Jan. 6th & 13th.
*Please note that Literary Arts, Digital Media, Production Design, & Fashion Design will only meet for the first 7 dates (Sept. 16-Nov. 28th), and that the Dance Training Program meets 3 days a week on Mon., Tues., and Thurs. from 4:45-6:15 throughout the aforementioned 14-week dates. Students who have attended at least 9 out of 13 SIU classes (or 4 out of 7 for the shorter classes) will receive special consideration in one of the two OSA auditions (Jan. 18th & Feb. 15th) as part of the SIU cohort. 

If you prefer, paper applications are available in English, Mandarin and Spanish. Please download the application, fill it out and return or mail it to:
OSA, Step It Up
Attn: Cava Menzies
530 18th St, Oakland CA 94612

Questions? Check out our FAQ page (English, Spanish, Mandarin)
  • 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. 
  • Please note that all questions with an asterisk (*) require a response.