Applications for 2020-21 School Year

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: Application Materials are due February 10, 2020. Students who apply by this deadline will have their audition or interview in late February, and be notified of their acceptance status by March. Applications may be submitted after February 10 until May 31, 2020; however, these will only be considered on a space-available basis. Please be aware that most conservatories fill up after the February auditions.

Open the door to your future in the arts! Apply to Coronado School of the Arts for the 2020-21 school year.  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 the County. 


Nov 14. 2019 @ 4 pm

CoSA Talk & Tour - meet in Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre

Dec 20. 2019

CoSA Applications available online

Jan 21. 2020 @ 2 pm

CoSA-CMS Electives Preview for CMS students/parents only - in Theatre

Jan 21. 2020 @ 6 pm

CoSA Preview Night for students/parents from all over SD county in Black Box


February 10. 2020

CoSA Application Materials Due

Feb 22. 2020

CoSA CMS only Musical Theater & Drama Audition Day


Feb 29. 2020

CoSA IDT Audition Day (for all applicants who are not Coronado residents)


March 13. 2020

CoSA Admission Decisions Released

Summer 2020

CoSA Summer Intensives (Optional workshops in the arts)


CoSA ProductionApplication Process

Step One: Complete and submit an online application for the 2020-21 school year.  Applications will be available December 20. 2019.

You can also email the application to:

Or mail to:

Coronado School of the Arts
650 D Avenue
Coronado, CA  92118 

Please do not send portfolios, CDs or other materials with your application. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PHOTOS of Applications or PHOTOS of Admission materials.

Step Two: Prepare for your Audition, Portfolio Review or Interview.

Prepare, prepare, prepare! We will contact you by email to inform you of the date/time of your audition/portfolio review.  

There are several things you can do to get ready for your audition and/or portfolio review and interview:

  • Come to the CHS & CoSA Preview for Out of District Students/Parents on January 21, 2019 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • If you are a CMS student, you and your parent are invited to the CHS Electives & CoSA preview on Jan 21 at 2 pm.
  • Carefully review the “Interview, Portfolio and/or Audition Tips” provided at the end of each application form.
  • Prepare your portfolio with materials that portray your talent and abilities (if you are required to bring a portfolio).
  • Practice your audition song and monologue (if applicable).
  • Role-play an interview situation with your parents or friends or a teacher.

We will contact you by email to inform you of the date/time of your audition/portfolio review.  Please give us the courtesy of notification if your plans change or you need to reschedule your interview time.

Step Three: You will be notified of your acceptance status by email.  Admission Decisions will be released by March 13. 2020

All students and parents will be notified of CoSA acceptance status by March 13.

Your status will be one of the following:

  • For students residing in Coronado: Accepted or Not Accepted. If not accepted, you may be encouraged to apply to a different conservatory if the faculty feels it is a better opportunity for you.
  • For students residing outside the Coronado Unified School District (IDTs or Inter-District Transfer students): 

            a)Conditional offer of Admission pending completion and approval of the IDT process; 

            b)Not Admitted.

If Accepted to CoSA, your Acceptance Letter will contain detailed information on how to begin the IDT process. All IDT applications are reviewed by the CUSD district 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:  Accept or decline your admission to CoSA as soon as possible.

Your acceptance letter will specify a deadline for you to accept or decline your admission to CoSA. Please respond by the deadline,  or you may forfeit your spot in CoSA.