About the Academic Program

To learn more about Orange County School of the Arts’ rigorous academic program, please visit our Academic Overview page.

OCSA provides a rigorous college-preparatory academic program and adheres to the California State Mandated Requirements for High School Graduation. The school’s faculty and staff are committed to supporting the educational needs of each and every student. Students are expected to make a commitment to their academics as well as their conservatory classes. Students must complete the minimum set of requirements for graduation by the end of their senior year.

Upon being offered enrollment, please be prepared to provide:

  • A photocopy of the child’s valid Birth Certificate, a photocopy of valid/unexpired US Passport, a photocopy of valid/unexpired out of country passport, or Visa/Green Card, or any other equivalent document
  • 10th - 12th grade students: (1) complete high school transcripts and (2) their current progress grades
  • 7th - 9th grade students: (1) final 2018-2019 report card and (2) all current 2019-2020 grades available 
  • IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan

Newly Enrolled Students cannot apply to a grade level above the standard grade level for their age or apply to "skip" a grade level. 

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Placement Activity Guidelines

Prospective and current OCSA students may apply for a maximum of two arts conservatories or programs. If it is determined through their two placement activities that they could be appropriately placed in either program, they will be placed in the lottery for their first choice conservatory. 

Additional support is available for students, parents, or guardians who require translation in order to best understand our admissions processes, as well as for those who need technology assistance. Applicants who have received or are currently receiving special services are encouraged to request in advance any necessary accommodations to support them during the admissions process. 

January 3, 2020 is the deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 school year

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Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please contact our admissions office at admissions@ocsarts.net or 714-560-0900, Ext. 5510.