Admissions

WELCOME TO OCSA

It is our mission to provide a community that nourishes and nurtures the personal integrity and creative expression of our students in their pursuit of artistic and academic excellence.

We invite you to take the step of applying to OCSA, and we look forward to supporting you on your artistic journey.

ARTS Program AREAS

Middle School (grades 6-8): Band, Creative Writing, Dance, Orchestra, Visual Arts and Vocal Music.

High School (grades 9-12):
Band, Creative Writing, Dance, Theater/Drama, Orchestra, Technical Theater, Visual Arts, and Vocal Music.

APPLICATION AND AUDITION TIMELINE


The Choice Application Window for the 2020-2021 school year is from November 13, 2019 through February 3, 2020 (close of school day).

Step 1: Complete Osceola School District's Choice Application.
- Click here for the Choice Application (available November 13th)
- The Choice Application process is handled entirely by our district offices. Choice Application Questions? Please contact the Choice Department (407) 870-4847.

Step 2: Prepare for and attend audition sessions
- Audition Requirements (click here

Audition Dates/Sessions:
- February 8th
- February 15th
- Audition appointment times and details will be scheduled individually through email by OCSA. 

Additional Audition Information:
Student auditions are by appointment ONLY. Applicants must have completed and submitted their CHOICE application. Only upon completion of your CHOICE application will you receive your scheduled audition appointment. If you cannot find your e-mail, please be sure to check your SPAM/Junk folder.

Please bring the following to your audition
- Current or most updated report card & attendance
- Current or most updated test scores in reading & math
- A student/artist resume highlighting academic and artistic accomplishments with an attached recent photo (small photo preferred)

Students may apply for up to two art programs, nonetheless they will ONLY be allowed to audition for ONE ARTS program as their Primary choice. Only upon not being selected into their Primary ARTS Program choice will a second audition be scheduled by OCSA for the student's Secondary ARTS Program Choice to be held on the designated audition day.

 


Sign up for Parent Informational Sessions

Sessions are intended for parents who are seeking information about the school for potential students. Immediately after the meeting there will be a student recital. Upon Arrival please check in at the front office. Click here for more information and to sign up.

 

Student Selection for Acceptance to OCSA

Accepting students to study at OCSA is never an easy task. Each year we receive an amazing number of applications from many talented students while we continue to have only a limited number of openings for new students. We closely consider many factors regarding the individual student before a student is accepted. OCSA staff members are well represented in the selection process for admitting students to attend OCSA.

Staff members, including core classroom teachers, guidance, and specialist staff, assist in reviewing and rating student writing samples and interviews and current OCSA students are also involved and rate interviews. Our professionally trained arts teachers conduct the auditions and determine a rating.

All of this information is taken into consideration along with student grades, test scores, behavior record, and attendance history in making the final evaluation to decide to invite students to join us at OCSA. There is usually no one factor that excludes a student from consideration; we are attempting to look at the entire student (looking at all the above information) to determine if they possess what we believe it takes to be successful at OCSA.

In recent years we have experienced an increase in applications (approximately 725) while we have continued to invite about the same number of students (about 225) to join us. We at OCSA take this selection task very seriously and realize that not everyone will agree with our decisions, however, our decisions are based on our best professional judgment.

If you contact our office to seek information about the selection process we will share with you the information provided above. Please note that we do not release individual student information or rating scores. Thank you.
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