Orange County School of the Arts is a tuition-free, donation-dependent, public charter school. No student is offered or denied enrollment based upon financial capacity. Through a public-private partnership, the State of California provides funding for the academic instructional program offered at OCSA. In addition, we must raise approximately $13 million to fund the 16 arts conservatory programs each year. We rely solely on generous contributions from our families, members of the community, and corporate partners to help us reach this goal.
The collective Voluntary Contribution Agreement (VCA) pledges from all of our families determine the annual budget for each conservatory. When you make a pledge to your child’s conservatory, you are making a promise to donate a certain amount throughout the school year. 100% of your pledge will be allocated directly to your child’s conservatory budget. Your donation specifically pays for: salaries for your child’s conservatory director and teachers, facilities, equipment and supplies, performance opportunities, guest artist master teachers, and field trips.
Cash donations to the school are tax deductible per OCSA's IRS designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit orgranization.
Below are some of the options available to support your child’s conservatory. For additional information about the following options, please scroll down or read our Annual Parent Meeting Packet by clicking the button below.
Voluntary Contribution Agreement (VCA)
Performance Program Advertising
Letter Writing Campaign
Company Gift Matching Program
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OCSA is registered as a non-profit organization per IRS designation 501(c)3. Please click here for a copy of the IRS letter.
If you have questions, please contact Becky Parsons, Family Liaison, at email@example.com or call (714) 560-0900, ext. 5535.