To learn more about Orange County School of the Arts’ rigorous academic program, please visit our Academic Overview page.
All new applicants must provide a scanned copy of an official, state issued birth certificate (hospital and religious certificates do not qualify), permanent resident card or a valid passport. All applicants, regardless of the school / home-school they currently attend, must show evidence of satisfactory citizenship and provide the two documents listed below. It is recommended applicants maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Without this information, interview/auditions will not be scheduled. Please scan both grade reports together and save as one PDF document. Please click "Read More" to view additional important instructions.
- 7th - 9th grade applicants must provide: (1) their previously completed grade-level report card issued in June, 2017 and (2) all their completed, grade-level grades, including progress grades.
- 10th - 12th grade applicants must provide: (1) complete high school transcripts and (2) their current progress grades.
It is recommended, applicants maintain a minimum academic G.P.A. of 2.0 from a state authorized public school or accredited private institution or program.* The academic G.P.A. is based on at least four of the five core academic subjects listed below:
- Social Science / History
- World Language
Applicants cannot apply to a grade level above the standard grade level for their age or apply to "skip" a grade level.
Applicants who submit complete grade reports will be notified regarding an interview/audition opportunity. If the applicant is offered enrollment, their final admission status will be contingent upon their final semester / trimester report card for the current school year.
* To verify school accreditation, please visit the WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools website at www.acswasc.org. Students attending non-accredited private institutions or programs will be subject to further academic review before final acceptance can be offered. This review will include analysis of nationally recognized standardized test results and / or placement tests administered by OCSA.