UPDATE: The application process for the 2016-2017 school year is now closed. Applications for the 2017-2018 School year will be available in October 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
Enrollment Meeting FAQ
When are new student/parent enrollment meetings held?
Newly accepted students and their parents are required to select and attend an Enrollment Meeting on either April 19, 20 or 21. Additionally, parents are required to attend the Annual Parent Presentation on June 6th or 7th. The Annual Parent Presentation is conservatory specific. Attendance at both meetings is mandatory to ensure your child's admission for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here for a listing of both meeting dates/times.
How do I schedule these enrollment meeting?
If accepted for admission, you will schedule both enrollment meetings as part of your online acceptance process. After confirming your conservatory acceptance, you will be sent an email invitation for both the New Student / Parent Enrollment Meeting and the Annual Parent Presentation. It is necessary for you to confirm your attendance at these meetings, by logging into your applicant account and selecting "Attend".
Due to prior commitments that we are unable to reschedule, we may not be able to attend the April Enrollment Meeting. What are our options?
Attendance at an Enrollment Meeting is required to confirm enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. It is strongly encouraged for both parents and students to attend the Enrollment Meeting to facilitate the scheduling and confirmation of classes. At the Enrollment Meeting, parents and students are required to submit the following documentation:
- Official or certified copy of child's birth certificate, or unexpired passport with photo, or unexpired passport and visa, each with photo identification.
- Completed and signed Grade Level Enrollment form.
- Completed and signed Health Inventory form.
- A clear copy of your child's Immunization Record / Medical Exemption document.
- Special Education IEP or 504 Plan documents if applicable.
This paperwork is ONLY collected at an Enrollment Meeting.
If a parent and student are unable to attend the Enrollment Meeting, you will be contacted, via email, with further instructions on how to complete the enrollment process. This will include attendance at a future, Enrollment make-up meeting.
Is my child required to take a math placement exam and when is it?
For incoming 7th grade students wishing to excel above Math 2, the standard 7th grade math class, they are required to take the math placement exam on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at OCSA in the Humanities Tower, Main Campus. New, incoming 8th and 9th graders are highly recommended to take the math placement test in order to be placed appropriately in OCSA's math program. The exam for incoming 8th and 9th grade students also begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 30th at OCSA in the Humanities Tower, Main Campus. All New 10th - 12th grade students can refer to the math flow chart in the curriculum handbook to determine their appropriate next level based on the math courses they are currently enrolled in. Curriculum Handbook.
I have a question about the math assessment test for 7th (optional), 8th & 9th graders?
All questions about math placement will be answered at the meeting. There is no need to study for the test. As a general placement rule, most 7th graders are placed in Math 2, 8th graders are placed in Math 3 and 9th graders are placed in Integrated I. All mathematics course descriptions can be found in the Curriculum Handbook.
My child has taken some Spanish, French or Mandarin prior to coming to OCSA. What level can they sign up for?
The World Language placement test is highly recommended for any incoming student who wishes to enroll in a language class higher than level one to ensure their success in the course. A placement exam will take place Saturday, April 30th from 10:15 - 11:15 am at OCSA in the Humanities Tower, Main Campus.
Can another family member attend the Enrollment Meeting in place of the student's parent/guardian?
Yes, any ADULT family member or extended family member who isn't a current OCSA student may attend in place of a parent/guardian.
I have more questions, what resources do I have?
Once you have accepted admission and select an Enrollment Meeting you will be able to view and download several documents including:
- Enrollment Next-Steps
- Course Selection Listing
- A Grade Listing of Frequently Asked Questions
Additional questions can be addressed at your scheduled Enrollment Meeting.