How to Apply
THE VAC PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW ALIGNED WITH ALL OTHER MCPS HIGH SCHOOL REGIONAL/COUNTYWIDE APPPLICATION PROGRAMS
Students who have completed the MCPS Magnet Programs Online Application Deadine by 11/6/20 and the submission of their digital art portfolio to the VAC for consideration by 12/6/20 will receive an email invitation to attend the VAC Virtual Application Days.
By submitting a digital portfolio, each applicant will be invited to attend a virtual drawing session on either Saturday, December 12, 2020, January 5th or 9, 2021. There will be both morning and afternoon sessions. Each session will be two hours. Students who are unable to test on Saturday because of religious reasons will be able to schedule an alternative date.
To make students feel more comfortable during the virtual application process, we have eliminated the "one-on-one" interview this year. This component will be replaced by an artist statement presented by the student. They will have a choice of creating a prerecorded video, audio, or written statement. The final deadline for the submission of the "Artist Statement" using the provided link is January 4, 2021.
Visual Art Center Faculty:
Supported by the BOE, AEHS Principal Mr. Mark Brown and MCPS Arts Supervisor Sarah Neubold