If you are planning on applying for the Integrated Arts Program, this page is for you. Here you will find the timeline for 2024-2025 IAP application process, the application forms, and the audition instructions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the staff listed below: 

Arlene Thomas, Arts Registrar  arlene_thomas@wrdsb.ca

Katrina Cove-Shannon, Head of Guidance  katrina_cove-shannon@wrdsb.ca


Arts Teachers: 

Dance jill_dolishny@wrdsb.ca

Drama adam_mccarthy@wrdsb.ca; rubina_chandler@wrdsb.ca

Instrumental and Music Production matthew_drysdale@wrdsb.ca

Strings kirsten_hunsberger-shortt@wrdsb.ca

Vocal michael_green@wrdsb.ca

Visual Arts and Arts Technologies sheena_gruber@wrdsb.ca


Google Classroom: 5lzbpv4


Timeline for IAP applications and auditions:

December 7, 2023 Grade 8 Information Night at Eastwood C.I.
January 12, 2024 IAP Applications Due
January 22 – 27, 2024^ Arts Registrar will contact you with your individual audition date and times
January 26, 2024* Digital submissions*, Dance music, and vocal accompaniments due
January 29, 2024 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. Auditions at Eastwood C.I.
January 30, 2024 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. Auditions at Eastwood C.I
January 31, 2024 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. Auditions at Eastwood C.I.
February 3, 2024 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Auditions at Eastwood C.I.
February 6-9, 2024 You will receive you audition results
February 16, 2024 If you are accepted to the IAP, you must let us know if you are planning accept your offer

*not applicable to all arts areas

^These dates are inclusive. The Arts Registrar will be sending out audition dates/times until the end of day, Saturday January 27. 


The Application – Due January 12, 2024

There are 3 steps to the 2024-2025 IAP Application. Please complete all 3 steps by January 12, 2024. If you have any questions, contact the Arts Registrar

Step 1: The Application Form 

You will need the following information to fill out the IAP Application Form. 

  • Your progress, mid-term, or most recent report card (N/A for homeschooled students)
  • Your Graduation Summary (High school students only)
  • Your Ontario Education Number (OEN) (N/A for homeschool or out-of-province students)
  • The name of the teacher who completed the Teacher Reference Form for you
  • The name of the person who paid the $50 IAP application fee on school-day for you
IAP Application Form for Current Grade 8 Students      IAP Application From For Current 9-12 Students

Step 2: Teacher Reference Form

Please ask a teacher at your current school to fill out a teacher reference form for you. If you are homeschooled you may ask a coach, private teacher, or community leader for a reference provided that person is not related to you.

2024-2025 Teacher Reference Form

Step 3: IAP Application Fee – $50

Please pay the application fee through School-day.

Anyone, including families who are not currently part of the Waterloo Region District School Board, can sign up for a school-day account. 

School-day accepts major credit cards and cash,  but it does not accept Visa-Debit cards. If you select “cash” as your payment option, please drop the money off at Eastwood’s main office (760 Weber St. E, Kitchener) between 7:30 A.M. and 3:15 P.M. Monday-Friday. 

How to Pay: 

  1. Go to school-day.com and create an account by clicking on “Register” at the bottom right hand corner of the dialogue box on the screen  (If you already have an account, go directly to step 2)
  2. Login to your school-day account
  3. Go to your dashboard on the left hand side of your screen and choose “Schools and Groups”
  4. On the menu that appears, choose “All Schools”
  5. From the Dropdown list at the top of the screen, choose “Waterloo Region District School Board”
  6. Scroll down the list of schools until you find “Eastwood Collegiate”. (It will be on the second page)
  7. Click on “Eastwood Collegiate” and then click on “Join School” at the top right hand of your screen
  8. Now you will be able to see Eastwood’s “Products” (tab in top centre of your screen)
  9. Click on “Products” and then click on “2024-2025 IAP Application Fee”
  10. Fill in the required information on the next screen and then click “Add to Cart”
  11. Select your cart at the top right hand corner of your screen and then choose “Checkout” or “Will Pay by Cash Payment” at the bottom right hand corner of your screen
  12. Fill in your payment information or drop off cash at Eastwood Collegiate between 7:30 A.M. – 3:15 P.M. Monday -Friday


The Audition – January 29. 30, 31 & February 3, 2024

Every one who applies to the IAP gets and audition. You can start preparing as soon as you know what arts areas you want to audition for.

Remember: You must audition for at least one Arts Major and you may audition for up to three.


Audition Instructions

Current Grade 8 Students:

Current High School Students


Digital Submissions – Due January 26, 2024

Please send digital submissions (Dance Music, Vocal Accompaniments, Arts Technology, and Music Production work) to arlene_thomas@wrdsb.ca or through the Digital Submissions Google Form.


Additional Materials


Visual Arts

Instrumental (Band) Solos

Alto/Bari Sax Trombone/Euphonium Bass Clarinet Tuba
Tenor Sax Flute Trumpet Oboe
Bassoon Clarinet French Horn Percussion

Strings Solos

Violin Viola Cello Double Bass

Vocal Solos – Sheet Music

When Will My Life Begin Reflection Chim-Chim-Cher-ee
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes  Circle Of Life Beauty and the Beast

Vocal Solos – Accompaniments

Major Scales