OCSA Bus and Metrolink Shuttle Pass pricing,
as will as Dropoff/Pickup times, have been updated.

2022-2023 Pricing Update

The OCSA transportation program has always been provided with the understanding that the bus costs are entirely funded by those families that use the program. This past year, due to decreased ridership and increased costs related to the buses, the school lost $140,000 providing the bus service from the Los Alamitos area and the Metrolink shuttle for students who travel by train. Based on survey responses, we wanted to share the updated projected costs associated with operating the three planned bus routes. Please see below:
~ Update 8/16/2022 ~

Metrolink Shuttle
Annual Round-Trip Bus Pass:  $  2,016
1st Semester Round-Trip Bus Pass:  $  1,008
   

Los Alamitos/Rush Park

Annual Round-Trip Bus Pass:  $  2,500
1st Semester Round-Trip Bus Pass:   $  1,250
   
Bonita Park/Newport Beach
Annual Round-Trip Bus Pass:  $  2,500
1st Semester Round-Trip Bus Pass:  $  1250

Important Reminder

Final costs will be determined based on families committed to the transportation program as of Friday, August 12 after the conclusion of On-Campus Registration. Costs may be adjusted before the next semester as ridership increases or decreases.

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) currently serves nearly 2,300 students in grades 7 to 12 from more than 120 cities throughout California.
The school provides a variety of transportation services to students and parents to assist in their daily commute to school.

Please contact Dr. William Wallace, Dean of Facilities and Supervision at 714.560.0900 ext. 6401 or william.wallace@ocsarts.net for additional information.

On-Campus Parking Permits

All students who drive a car to school must obtain a parking permit and register their car(s) with the school. Parking permits are available for purchase through the school website. Permit cost for the school year is $60. For safety reasons, students may not go to their car during the school day. There is a $10 replacement fee for permits that are lost, stolen, or destroyed, they can be purchased HERE.

Students may park as follows (please refer to map):

  • Please do not park in visitor or reserved spots. Do not park in disabled spaces without proper permits.
  • Student parking is permitted in Lots A, B, C, G, and H all day.
  • If you have parking concerns, call 714.560.0900 ext. 6604 or email antonio.graham@ocsarts.net

OCSA parents and visitors may park in any spot labeled "Visitor" in Lots D and F. If visitors park in a lot without obtaining a “Visitor Parking Pass” from campus security personnel or the reception desk, they are subject to a parking ticket or may be towed at the owner's expense. Parents and visitors may park in all designated OCSA parking lots after 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and all hours on weekends.

Please contact Berene Lindbeck, Office Manager at 714.560.0900 ext. 6140 or berene.lindbeck@ocsarts.net for additional information.

  • The cost of an Annual Student Parking Permit is $60 or $30 for the second semester
  • Hang assigned parking permit or place in front windshield
  • Students must park all vehicles in designated locations only and must not block traffic/fire lanes
  • Students must drive at a safe rate of speed and not drive in such a manner as to endanger themselves and/or others
  • All accidents and/or damage to vehicles that occur on campus must be immediately reported to T100
  • The school is not responsible for theft or vandalism to any vehicles parked on OCSA property
  • Student Parking Permits must be turned in to T100 if the student no longer attends OCSA
  • Permits that are lost, stolen, or destroyed can be reissued for a replacement fee of $10
  • Any violation of OCSA's parking rules and regulations may result in school disciplinary action including referrals, law enforcement citation, towing at the owner's expense and/or the possible loss of parking privileges
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OCSA Metrolink Shuttle School Bus

  • This parent-paid OCSA Metrolink Shuttle, provides station-to-school-to-station bus service from the Santa Ana Train Station. 
  • This shuttle is used in conjunction with a parent-purchased Metrolink Train ticket. Student-discounted Metrolink train one-way, round-trip, seven-day, and monthly passes are available directly from Metrolink. Information regarding the Metrolink Train systems and purchasing of passes can be found directly from Metrolink at metrolinktrains.com. Currently, students ages 6 to 18 can receive 25% off their monthly pass with presentation of a valid student ID. Information regarding the Amtrak Train systems and purchasing of passes can be found directly from Amtrak at amtrak.com/Home.
  • An OCSA Shuttle Pass (issued by OCSA) is required to board the OCSA Metrolink Shuttle and can be purchased during online registration.

Depending on your arrival schedule, Free Public OCTA Bus transportation from the Santa Ana Station to OCSA may be available to Metrolink riders. See OCTA Route 83 (Anaheim-Laguna Hills)

Arrival and Departure times are subject to change. 

Pricing for the 2022-2023 School Year
Annual Round-Trip $2,016
1st Semester Round-Trip $1,008

Price reductions may become available contingent on committed riders.

 

OCSA Los Alamitos/Rush Park School Bus

A traditional, parent-paid, yellow school bus is available to and from the Los Alamitos/Rush Park area.

  • This bus picks up riders in the morning at Rush Park (3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor, CA 90720) and returns them to Rush Park after school.
  • An OCSA Shuttle Pass (issued by OCSA) is required to board the OCSA Shuttle school bus and can be purchased during online registration.
  • Bus arrival/departure times are subject to change.

If your child left something on the bus, please email transportation@ocsarts.net.

Pricing for the 2022-2023 School Year
(Updated 8/16/2022
Annual Round-Trip $2,500
1st Semester Round-Trip $1,250

*Prices may be reduced, final costs will be contingent based on committed riders. A minimum of 20 committed riders is required for this route to be operable.

OCSA Newport Beach / Bonita Park School Bus

A traditional, parent-paid, yellow school bus is available to and from the Newport Beach/Bonita Park area.

  • There is a school bus that picks up riders in the morning at Bonita Canyon Sports Park (1990 Ford Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660) and returns them to Bonita Canyon Sports Park after school.
  • An OCSA Shuttle Pass (issued by OCSA) is required to board the OCSA Shuttle bus and can be purchased online.
  • Bus arrival and departure times are subject to change.

If your child left something on the bus, please email transportation@ocsarts.net.

Pricing for the 2022-2023 School Year
(Updated 8/16/2022
Annual Round-Trip $2,500
1st Semester Round-Trip $1,250

Prices may be reduced, final costs will be contingent based on committed riders. A minimum of 20 committed riders is required for this route to be operable.

TRANSPORTATION FACEBOOK GROUP

At OCSA, creating a community is a priority and easing transportation barriers for our current and future families is a part of that process. We have created a platform for families to connect and discuss all things transportation. Using this free platform, families can discover and connect with other families that live nearby for carpooling, van pools, finding a buddy to ride on the train with, and more.

Getting started on this page is easy, click on the link below to be directed to the home page. Next, you will need to answer the three screening questions in order to join the group. Once approved by OCSA admin, you will be able to create your own posts or comment on others! Posts will need to be approved by OCSA admin before they appear on the page. Please make sure to not post your exact address, phone number or email. If you would like to give out your information to someone, please do so in a private message.

OCTA City/County Bus

Information regarding the Orange County Transportation Authority system and purchasing discounted city/county bus tickets and passes directly from OCTA can be found at www.octa.net. Parents may purchase discounted 30-day passes directly from OCTA for students ages 7 through 18.