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Students from the Orange County School of the Arts

About this Artist

The nationally recognized Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) provides an unparalleled arts and academic education in a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment to a diverse student body passionate about the arts, preparing them to reach their highest potential. Founded in 1987, OCSA currently serves nearly 2,300 gifted students in grades 7-12 from more than 100 cities throughout California. In addition to a college-preparatory academic program, OCSA offers pre-professional arts training in 17 conservatories within the Schools of Applied Arts, Dance, Fine & Media Arts, Music, and Theatre. The nonprofit public charter school relies solely on private donations, totaling $10 million annually, to fund the arts training programs. Currently led by President and CEO Teren Shaffer, OCSA has received recognitions for its programs locally, regionally, and nationally. For the fourth year in a row, Niche ranked OCSA the No. 1 Charter High School in California. For additional information, visit