SMARTS New PK-12 Student Application

Application for Quality Art Education Classes

All students who complete a Pk-12 application are accepted to SMARTS. All classes are free, open to the public, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be contacted by email when classes become available. If you have any questions, please call (330) 574-2787 (ARTS).


Student Information

Tip: Answer yes if this child an English-language learner or if they speak, read, or write in multiple languages at home.

Primary Caretaker

Authorized Guardians (Check Out / Pick Up)

Tip: You can opt out at any time by calling SMARTS at 330.574.2787


Statistical Data for Grant-Reporting Purposes

This information is collected so SMARTS can seek grant-funding to continue offering free classes to all students. Providing this information does not affect student eligibility.

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Tip: Total number of living people in household and total combined income

SMARTS Media Release

I, ________________________, the undersigned, hereby allow my child to be photographed and/or recorded by SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts for educational and/or promotional purposes, which my include publications, video, website, billboards and advertisements in newspaper and/or television. I also agree that no payment will be made, now or in the future, for my child's appearance or performance.

By signing (typing your legal name) in the space below, you are certifying that all information is correct and that you are the person completing this application.

Student Self-Check Out Permission

The SMARTS Admission Policy states that all students must be signed out at Check Out by an authorized parent/guardian at the end of their class before leaving the premises. If you would like to grant your child permission to sign themselves out at Check Out, please complete designate and E-sign below. THIS OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 7-12.

By signing below, I give my permission for my child, who is in grades 7-12, to leave SMARTS after class. I understand that in granting this permission, SMARTS staff is authorized to release my child from the SMARTS premises after class. I also understand that my child must leave SMARTS property at dismissal time. If my plans change and my child needs to follow a different dismissal arrangement, I will contact SMARTS with instructions for my child.

SMARTS Admissions Policy

Classes at SMARTS provide students with a quality arts education. The following information ensures that classes are a positive and productive learning experience for all students.


     Enrollment. To become a SMARTS student, parents/guardians must submit an application for each child on the SMARTS website at Applications for classes are accepted year-round. When classes are available, students with applications on file be contacted by e-mail before classes begin. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. A waiting list is created if a class is filled. Students are contacted in order from the waiting list if a spot in the class becomes available. The next time classes are offered, students on the waiting list are given first priority. Students without current applications on file may not take classes at SMARTS until an application is completed.


     Attendance. If for some reason you know that your student cannot attend one of his/her scheduled classes, you must call 330-574-2787 to notify SMARTS of an approved absence. SMARTS Summer Workshops are one-week long and require perfect attendance. Students who miss more than two classes for semester classes without notifying SMARTS will be asked to withdraw from this session of SMARTS classes, giving another student the opportunity to participate. SMARTS students are expected to arrive on time for their classes. Students who are more than 15 minutes late to class will not be allowed to participate that day. Students are expected to attend the entire class.


     Procedures. Parents/guardians are responsible for signing out SMARTS students when they are picked up.  Students must be picked up on time. If other arrangements are necessary, they must be worked out with SMARTS staff. Parents are not permitted in classrooms without permission of SMARTS Staff. Parents are permitted to wait for their child/children in the SMARTS Family Waiting Area during classes, or children may be dropped off. Cell phones, handheld video games, hats, food, drinks, or gum are not allowed in the classrooms.


     Behavior. Students are expected to respect teachers, staff, classmates and the SMARTS Facility at all times. If a students behavior disrupts class or creates a safety problem, the following will occur.

     1st offense: Warning
     2nd offense: Conference with parents
     3rd offense: Removal from class and withdrawal from SMARTS student rotation for one semester.


     Music Lessons. Students who take SMARTS music lessons are expected to practice a minimum one hour a week and record these hours on their practice card. Students interested in piano and violin are placed on a case by case basis. Piano and violin are year-long classes.


     Facility and Parking. SMARTS is a first floor, handicapped-accessible, secure facility with a curb cutout and 30-minute loading zone outside our main entrance. Public metered parking is available on nearby streets as well as public parking garages. Find parking options here:


     Family Waiting Area. In most cases, families are not expected to wait for their children during classes. If you choose to wait, SMARTS provides a waiting area for families with complimentary coffee, water, and free Wi-Fi. If your child uses any SMARTS books or activities in the waiting area, please monitor their activity and clean up the space for the next family. Students are encouraged to bring homework or materials to work on between classes and may bring their own snacks.