Enroll at OCASA

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at the Orange County Academy of Arts and Sciences. We understand how important it is to find the right educational program for your child and appreciate your consideration of OCASA as your school of choice.

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OCASA accepts applications for students from K to 5th grade at OCASA Elementary in Laguna Niguel and 6th grade to 11th grade at OCASA College Prep in San Juan Capistrano.

As tuition-free public charter schools, we must follow the guidelines outlined in our charter petitions regarding the admission and enrollment of students. The process explained below was designed to provide a fair opportunity for all students to apply to our school, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, home language, or disability.

OCASA's open enrollment period for the 2022-23 school year begins January 3, 2022, and ends February 28, 2022, at 5 pm. We accept applications for new students who wish to attend our schools during this time. Continuing students do not need to reapply but will need to complete their intent to re-enroll available through Parent Square.

STEP ONE

Learn About OCASA

Attend a School Tour

In-Person Tours Available at Both Campuses

Both OCASA Elementary (K-5) and OCASA College Prep (6-11) have multiple dates for prospective parents to tour our schools. During the tours, you will have the opportunity to view many of our campuses’ classrooms, learning spaces, and outdoor areas. Please note, we will be following all COVID-19 related safety protocols during the tour.  All tour participants must wear a face mask while indoors at either campus. Please register for a tour that is convenient for you by clicking on the following links:

 

Attend a Parent Information Meeting

Zoom Webinars by our School Principals

OCASA will be holding multiple parent information meetings. Each school’s Principal will be providing an in-depth presentation about our educational program. Parent Information Meetings do not include a campus tour. Please register for the Parent Information Meeting that is convenient for you by clicking on the following links:

 

STEP TWO

Apply to OCASA

Once you have learned about our schools and have decided to apply, please complete an application online. The application window opens from January 3, 2022, to February 28, 2022, at 5 pm. Should we receive more applicants than seats available, OCASA will hold a random public lottery to determine enrollment for new students on April 13, 2022, at 3 pm. The lottery will be live-streamed on Facebook. All students not offered admission will automatically be placed on our waitlist. Applications received after the February 28, 2022 deadline will be placed on the waitlist.

A notice of the lottery results will be emailed to all applicants on or before April 15, 2022.

STEP THREE

Complete Registration

After your student is offered a spot at OCASA, you must complete their online Registration Package. You will need to provide birth verification, a copy of the most current immunization records, and a copy of the student's IEP or 504 plan, if applicable. A link will be emailed to you to complete the enrollment application.

No student will be denied admission to OCASA Charter or OCASA College Prep based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, home language, or disability.

The deadline for completing the Online Registration Package is April 29, 2022. Students who do not complete the Online Enrollment Package by the deadline will automatically decline their spot.  We will offer the placement to a student on the next student on the waitlist.

Do you have additional questions? 

If you have specific questions, you are welcome to complete our contact form. A member of our admissions team will respond to you within three school days.