About the Academic Program

To learn more about Orange County School of the Arts’ (OCSA's) 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. Students are expected to make a commitment to their academics, as well as their conservatory classes, and must complete the minimum set of requirements for graduation by the end of their senior year. The school’s faculty and staff are committed to supporting the educational needs of each and every student.

Upon being offered enrollment, please be prepared to provide:

  • Verification of a student’s legal name and birthdate, provided through either a photocopy of the child’s valid Birth Certificate, a photocopy of valid/unexpired U.S. Passport, a photocopy of valid/unexpired out of country passport, a Visa/Green Card, or any other equivalent document 
  • Students in grades 10-12: (1) copy of complete high school transcripts and (2) their current progress grades
  • Students in grades 7-9: (1) copy of final 2019-2020 report card and (2) all current 2020-2021 grades available
  • IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan

*Please do not send records prior to being offered enrollment.

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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CONSERVATORY WORKSHOP/REVIEW GUIDELINES

Conservatory Workshops/Reviews provide applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their artform and receive helpful feedback from our conservatory staff. Applicants should carefully examine the specific Workshop/Review Guidelines to prepare for their Conservatory Workshops/Reviews. If the guidelines specify that materials will be submitted digitally, those materials will need to be included when the application is submitted on or before January 31, 2021. No student will be able to select a conservatory for enrollment if they have not completed ALL aspects of the Workshop/Review Guidelines for that conservatory.

Applicants will be able to schedule their own appointments to attend Conservatory Workshops/Reviews, should there be an in-person component. All in-person components of Conservatory Workshops/Reviews for the upcoming school year will be conducted in January and February.
Once an appointment is scheduled, there can be no changes to the scheduled date or time.

We encourage all applicants to participate in workshops/reviews for three different conservatories, in order to best prepare themselves to select a conservatory that would be a good fit for them. We strongly recommend that all applicants who have selected the Instrumental Music Conservatory or the Popular Music Conservatory also participate in a workshop/review for at least one other conservatory. These conservatories do not have an entry level of instruction, thus spaces are limited.

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.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please contact our admissions office at admissions@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900 ext. 5510.