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Applications for 2021-22

Admission to Coronado School of the Arts is merit based and begins on our website.  Please familiarize yourself with our programs.  Attend one of our "open houses" in the fall and winter.  These events offer: campus tours, opportunities to meet current students and faculty; opportunities to learn about the admission process, and ask questions. Due to the ongoing pandemic we are planning VIRTUAL recruitment events in 2020.
Any rising 9th grade (currently in 8th grade) or high school student in San Diego County is invited to apply to CoSA; about one-half of our students are from various school districts throughout San Diego County. 
Please see the Application Timeline below:
Nov 19. 2020 @ 4 pm
CoSA Talk & Tour 1 - 2020 Virtual Edition.
CLICK TO WATCH OUR SLIDE PRESENTATION, advance the slides at your own pace.
CLICK TO WATCH WITHOUT SOUND, advance at your own pace, and follow embedded links.
Dec 18. 2020
CoSA Applications available online
Jan 19. 2021 @ 6 pm
CoSA Preview Night on ZOOM for students/parents from all over SD county. 
Pre-registration required.
February 8. 2021
CoSA Application Materials Due
Feb 20. 2021
CoSA Audition Day 1, BB Theatre
Feb 27. 2021
CoSA Audition Day 2, BB Theatre
March 12. 2021
CoSA Admission Decisions Released
July 2021
CoSA Summer Intensives (Optional workshops in the arts)
Application Materials are due February 8, 2021. Students who apply by this deadline will have their audition or interview in February, and be notified of their acceptance status by March 12. 
Applications may be submitted after February 8 until May 31, 2021; however, these will only be considered on a space-available basis.  Please be aware that most conservatories fill up after the February auditions.
How to Apply

How to Apply

Step One:

Step One:

Complete and submit an online application for the 2021-22 school year. You will need to create a free google account if you don't have one.
We DO NOT ACCEPT PHOTOS of Applications or PHOTOS of any Admission materials. It is the applicant's sole responsibility to submit all the documentation requested. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
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Step Two:

Step Two:

Prepare for your Audition, Portfolio Review or Interview.
You'll receive email notification of your audition date and time.  Note that auditions/interviews will be held on Saturday, February 20 and Saturday, February 27. 2021. A DATE WILL BE ASSIGNED TO YOU, PLEASE SAVE BOTH OF THESE DATES!
There are several things you can do to get ready for your audition and/or portfolio review and interview:
1. Attend one, or all of our Open House Events:
  • CoSA Talk & Tour 1--November 19, 2020 (VIRTUAL IN 2020, see the links to the slide presentations above)
  • CoSA Preview Night on ZOOM--January 19, 2020 6:00.
2. Review the “Interview, Portfolio and/or Audition Guidelines" provided below:
3. Plan, organize, rehearse and repeat!
  • Prepare your portfolio with materials that showcase your talent and abilities.  
  • Practice your audition song, monologue or dance in front of others; solicit feedback and make adjustments.
  • Role-play interview scenarios with parents or friends.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled interview please give us the courtesy of email notification as early as possible; we will assign your spot to another candidate.
Step Three:

Step Three:

You will be notified of your acceptance status by email.  Admission Decisions will be released by March 12. 2021.
Your status will be one of the following:
  • For students residing in Coronado: Admitted or Not Admitted.  If not admitted you may be encouraged to apply to a different conservatory or reapply the following year.
  • For students residing outside the Coronado Unified School District boundaries (Inter District Transfer Students): 
            a)Conditional offer of Admission pending completion and CUSD approval of the IDT process; 
            b)Not Admitted.
If offered admission to CoSA, you'll receive detailed information on how to begin the IDT process. All IDT applications are reviewed by the CUSD office, and they will notify you of your IDT status.
  • If a conservatory has filled up, you may be put on a Waiting List, pending space availability.
Step Four: 

Step Four: 

Accept or decline your admission to CoSA as soon as possible.
Your offer of admission will specify a deadline for you to accept or decline. Please respond by the deadline returning all documentation requested,  or you may forfeit your spot.