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1401 W. Valencia Dr.,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: (714) 447-7400 Fax: (714) 447-7414
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Arts Identification


Fullerton School District is pleased to announce a new Gifted and Talented designation in the area of Arts.  FSD identifies talent in the arts first by cultivating and developing a passion for the arts in Kindergarten through 6th grade students.


The Arts Identification process is for current 4th and 5th grade students and begins with a nomination by the student, a parent, teacher, peer, or community member. Nomination Forms are due December 10, 2021.

Digital Nomination Form Link or use https://bit.ly/2122ArtsID


Next the student must submit a portfolio with 3-4 digital pieces of art in the student's selected discipline (Music, Drama/Theater Production or Visual Arts). Portfolios are due January 7, 2022.

Each submission must be self-evaluated by the student.


Finally, an interview and audition performance will take place. Auditions/Interviews will take place in later January 2022

Students will be notified in February 2022 of the results.


Students who earn the Artistically Talented designation will attend Golden Hill Arts Academy starting in August 2022 as 5th or 6th graders.



Interested students should begin developing an Arts portfolio in the disciplines of Music, Drama/Theater Production or Visual Arts.



GATE Office: 714-447-7448




Forms for GATE Arts Identification

All 4th or 5th grade students who wish to be considered for an Arts Identification in Music, Drama/Theater Production, or Visual Arts must complete a Parent-Student Nomination Form.  Other nominations will also be accepted (but are not required) from Teacher, Peer or Community Member.

Nomination Forms are due to the GATE Office by December 10, 2021.



Digital Nomination Form Link or use https://bit.ly/2122ArtsID

(We prefer you use the Digital Form for all nominations. If you require a paper form, please contact the GATE Office at 714-447-7448 and we will provide you a paper copy.)


Student Portfolios must include a Self-Assessment of each piece of art submitted.  Portfolios are due to the GATE Office by January 7, 2022. Digital Self-Assessment and Portfolio Form will be linked here in December.


Visual Arts Video Guidelines

Digital Self-Assessment and Portfolio Form Link