Our Unique School Culture

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) offers a unique school culture that enables students to flourish as artists and scholars in a creative and nurturing environment. OCSA is a home-away-from-home for its students, where they are surrounded by like-minded, motivated peers, and supportive faculty. Students receive opportunities to participate in a variety of traditional school sponsored activities, special events, clubs, and organizations that enhance leadership skills, develop confidence, and form meaningful memories.



OCSA hosts on and off-campus activities and special events to promote school spirit and provide students an opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

  • Spirit Week 
  • Career Day
  • Student Retreats
  • Student/Staff Dodgeball Tournament
  • Live Music/DJ and Dancing during Lunch
  • Halloween Spirit Day
  • School Dances
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Outside academic and conservatory classes, OCSA students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events and student organizations on and off ­campus. With more than 100 clubs on campus, extra­curricular activities, and community service opportunities enable our student artists to develop their leadership skills and to have a memorable junior high and high school experience.

Here are just a few areas of interest that our more than 100 student organizations and outreach programs fall under: 

  • Academic & Honors Societies
  • Community Service Organizations
  • Conservatory & Creative Arts Organizations
  • Cultural and Faith Organizations
  • Language Clubs
  • Leadership Council (Similar to ASB/Student Council)
  • Sports & Recreation Organizations
  • Special Interest Organizations
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Student Media

Students can get involved with several campus publications including:

  • Art Attack, daily live news channel
  • Evolution, the school newspaper
  • Inkblot, an award-winning art and literary magazine
  • Dreamscape, the yearbook
  • The OCSA Show, a student-run web series
OCSA Welcome Week

OCSA Welcome Week

Welcome Week takes place during the first week of school and offers an opportunity for students to be matched up with a conservatory buddy, meet with their conservatory director, learn more about OCSA culture, meet classmates and teachers, and begin to acclimate to the campus. Welcome Week events include: 

  • Buddy Program activities 
  • Welcome Week Festival for students and parents featuring carnival style games, food trucks, music, and a dunk tank 


#MSquad supports the mission and core values of OCSA through programs and activities designed to create a unique middle school culture, encourage responsibility, strengthen personal connections, support academic excellence, and celebrate successes in our middle school community. #MSqaud activities include events such as: 

  • 7th Grade Renaissance Fair 
  • 8th Grade Science Expo 
  • And more to come!