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UPDATE 4/13/15:  Audition results notification emails were sent on April 6.  If you have not yet accepted admission or approved your transfer to a new conservatory, do it now!

New/Transfer applicants for the 2015-2016 school year will need to accept/decline admission to OCSA via an online acceptance by Sunday, April 12, 2015.  Acceptance information will be contained in an acceptance email.

NEW Student Applicants:  Once OCSA's admission offer is accepted, your will be requested to RSVP for a New Student Enrollment Meeting in April 2015, along with an Annual Parent Meeting in May 2015.  BOTH meetings are mandatory to ensure an applicant's enrollment.

TRANSFER Applicants: Parent's of current students who are approved for a Conservatory transfer will need to approve/decline the transfer online.   Applicants declining transfers will remain in their current program.

Click here for a listing of the April/May meeting dates/times for Newly Accepted Students.

For more information, and a list of FAQ's, click here.


Please be aware that the 2015-2016 OCSA admissions process has been UPDATED!

  • The procedure for submitting an application for admission to OCSA has changed.  We will no longer be accepting "paper" applications.  All applications, and any supporting documentation, must be scanned and submitted via email.  Please visit for important instructions on how to properly submit an application for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The 2015-2016 conservatory audition requirements have also been UPDATED!  Many conservatories now require applicants to bring a current photo to the live, on-site, audition.  Please review the updated conservatory requirements at
  • NEW!  Applicants may apply to a maximum of 3 conservatories or programs for the 2015-2016 school year

You can apply online beginning Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at


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Student growth and education comes first
Commitment to excellence, innovation, professionalism, and integrity.
Foster a nurturing environment of creativity, respect, and collaboration.
Commitment to life-long artistic and scholarly development.

As one of the premier arts schools in the nation, the Orange County School of the Arts embraces and encourages artistic creativity and academic excellence. Serving grades 7-12, this innovative school provides a unique nurturing environment focused on individual growth, opportunity, and diversity.

The Orange County School of the Arts was established in 1987 and is the place for aspiring young artists to refine their skills and flourish in one of thirteen pre-professional arts conservatories. 

Based on the belief that creative artistry is fueled by intellectual insight, the Orange County School of the Arts provides a rigorous college preparatory academic program that produces high achieving, motivated scholars. 

The school's dual arts and academic programs produce creative students capable of thinking “outside the box” in real world and scholastic endeavors.  These programs help students to be successful in today’s challenging and competitive marketplace and ensure their acceptance into higher education.

Acceptance to the Orange County School of the Arts is based on a review of the student’s application, academic records, and an audition. Students with a passionate interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Due to the high number of student applicants from throughout the United States, at this time we are not currently accepting applications from international students. 

The school is a tuition-free, donation-dependent, public charter school. No student is admitted or denied based on financial capacity.


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