Thank you for your interest in Oakland School for the Arts!
Oakland School for the Arts is a free, public school chartered by Oakland Unified School District. OSA does not discriminate in admissions on the basis of academic history, academic preparation, citizenship, color, creed, English proficiency, ethnicity, disability, gender expression, gender, home language, home living situation, immigration status, learning differences, national origin, parental/guardian marital status, political affiliation, race, religious or spiritual practice, or sexual orientation.
OSA is phasing out auditions over the next five years.
Incoming 6th graders are entered through a lottery system without auditions.
Applications for all incoming 6th graders will be available through the Oakland Enrolls charter school online application platform. The link will be available in November.
All 7-12th grade students are entered into OSA's enrollment lottery based on an audition. The audition is designed to identify students with demonstrated interest, aptitude and potential in one of nine art forms. The audition evaluates artistic skill & potential; academic grades are not a factor.