March 3, 2023


Course selection presentations for the 2023-2024 school year are currently in progress with the school counselors. Please see below for the dates of the presentations in students’ Social Studies classes. Students will select courses in Aeries during the presentations; however, hard copies of the forms must also be turned in to The Dhanidina Family Student Services Office (T101) with a parent/guardian signature by the grade level deadline. Forms received after the deadline will be dated and receive lower priority for classes, especially electives. 

Rising Juniors: 

Presentations have concluded (Form Deadline: Friday, March 10)

Rising Sophomores: 

Tuesday, March 7Wednesday, March 15 (Form Deadline: Friday, March 24)

Rising Freshmen: 

Monday, March 20Thursday, March 23 (Form Deadline: Friday, March 31)

Rising 8th Grade: 

Wednesday, March 28Friday, March 31 (Form Deadline: Friday, April 14)

Parents/guardians: You are also invited to attend the corresponding virtual parent meetings. The presentations will be held via Zoom from 12-12:45 p.m. on the dates listed below. The Zoom information will be emailed prior to the meeting. 

Rising Sophomore Parent Meeting: Friday, March 17

Rising Freshman Parent Meeting: TBA


Attention parents/guardians: Please join us at our annual Elective Showcase, which will be held at the Margaret A. Webb Theatre on Wednesday, March 8 during Blocks 1, 2, and 3 and on Thursday, March 9 during Blocks 4, 5, and 6. Free online tickets must be reserved in order to attend. Please click here to reserve your seat. See the flyer below for specific performance times. We hope to see you there!


OCSA will be hosting its first-ever Career Expo on Friday, March 24. The intention of the Career Expo is to bring professionals from the OCSA community from various career areas together on our campus to help to educate students in grades 10-12 on what particular careers look like and the journey that was experienced along the way by those who have broken into those industries. Students will have the opportunity to sign up to attend career panels starting Wednesday, March 15 at 8 a.m. Registration will close on Tuesday, March 21 at 5 pm. Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Panel topics will include: 

Careers in Acting and Theatre

Careers in Architecture and Interior Design

Careers in Business Management

Careers in Culinary, Hospitality, and Tourism

Careers in Dance

Careers in Digital Arts 

Careers in Education

Careers in Engineering

Careers in Film Production

Careers in Finance

Careers in Law

Careers in Marketing and Public Relations

Careers in Medicine

Careers in Music

Careers in Psychology

Careers in Science and Technology

Careers in Technical Theatre

Careers in Writing

Entrepreneurship - How to Start One's Own Business


Juniors and sophomores: Are you worried about college? Are you planning on majoring in an artistic or creative field and don’t know where to start your research? OCSA alum and former Musical Theatre Conservatory Director Mr. Scott Barnhardt is coming to Michael F. Harrah Symphony Hall this coming Monday, March 6 at 6 p.m. as an Artist In Residence through the Master Artist Series to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges faced by creative college applicants. Please click here to RSVP for this informative workshop. Both students and their parents/guardians are welcome. 

Mr. Barnhardt has developed his business, The Creative College Journey, specifically to help families with arts applicants walk through the college admissions process with more clarity, enjoyment, and knowledge. This workshop is geared towards students who plan on applying for any creative arts major, such as acting, musical theatre, music, film, dance, and creative writing, as well as students hoping to bridge their artistic interests with their academic pursuits.

Topics will include: 

  • Goal setting
  • Building YOUR college “wish list”
  • How to specify and diversify your college list 
  • Application timelines
  • Family tactics on how to discuss post-high school plans
  • Ways to lower stress and raise enjoyment of your senior year
  • Q&A to answer your burning questions!


Graduation is fast approaching! Please click here to review the Class of 2023 Graduation Information for our soon-to-be graduates and their families. It is very important that seniors and their families read this four-page document carefully, as it contains detailed information regarding the remainder of senior year and graduation. Senior information can also be found on our website at

Class of 2023 Important Dates

Sunday, March 12 – Grad Night Purchase Deadline (Grad Night is included for those who purchased Senior Packages A or B. Please note that the deadline has changed since the Senior Bulletin was emailed.)

Wednesday, March 22 – Senior Class Panoramic Picture, 10:45 a.m., Annex Blacktop

Monday, May 22 – Graduation Distribution, during Lunch and Office Hours in the breezeway (caps, gowns, tassels, tickets, and senior class panoramic pictures distributed to seniors only)

Tuesday, June 6 – Textbooks and Devices Return by 12 p.m. (in order to receive a diploma after Graduation Ceremony)

Wednesday, June 7 – Last Day of School

Thursday, June 8 – Rehearsal at Cottonwood Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (mandatory)

Thursday, June 8 – Graduation Ceremony, check in no later than 5:15 p.m.

Friday, June 9 – Grad Night at Disney California Adventure Park, tentative check in at 1 p.m. in the DMS Quad (bus mandatory), return to OCSA on Saturday, June 10 tentatively at 3 a.m. (bus mandatory). Times are subject to change.

If you have questions after reading the graduation document, please email [email protected]. All the best to you as you prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime event!


The 2023-2024 school calendar is now available! Please click here to view the year-at-a-glance document for next school year.

Here is a brief summary of some important dates in the 2023-2024 school year:

  • First Day of School: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
  • Last Day of Fall Semester: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
  • First Day of Spring Semester: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • Spring Break: Monday, April 1Friday, April 5, 2024
  • Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Please make note of the dates above and use the linked calendar to make any needed future plans. While we do not anticipate making further changes, it is possible that dates may have to be further adjusted based on factors outside of OCSA’s control. Stay tuned for the complete list of important dates for the 2023-2024 school year coming soon!


The health and safety of our students, staff, and community remain at the forefront of our efforts. OCSA will continue to follow all guidance set by the California Department of Public Health. At this time, mask wearing on the OCSA campus is optional. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting symptoms should remain at home and fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form. For more information on OCSA’s COVID-19 policies and procedures, please click here.


Spring Break (School Closed): Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7

CAASPP Testing: Monday, April 17 – Friday, April 28

New Family Welcome: Saturday, April 22

Gala: Saturday, April 29

AP Testing: Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 12

View Complete List of 2022-2023 Important Dates


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