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    CSA Auditions


    Prospective students apply to CSA by completing the following:

    1. The CMSD High School Choice Application at: CMSD School Choice Application.

    2. Students will come to CSA for an in-person audition on one of the available dates during the school year (dates TBD).

    3. Students will be contacted via the CMSD School Choice portal with the school admission decision and then complete the necessary enrollment documents. 

    CMSD School Choice Application Portal:CMSD School Choice Application.

    Families with questions can email admissions@clevelandschoolofthearts.org


    Transfer Students

    Due to the rigorous nature of CSA’s Arts and Academic curriculum, CSA has limited support available to students who may need credit recovery.

    A complete transcript including all high school coursework is required at the time of the application. The transcript will be reviewed by our guidance team to determine if a student will be able to successfully complete their course of study at CSA before acceptance is determined.

    Transfer students must follow the same Admissions Process as incoming first-year students.

    Official OST (Ohio State Tests) scores, including standard scores for any student transferring from a middle or high school in Ohio, must be submitted for admission. Tests required are as follows:

    Student entering grade 10: Grade 9 test scores – Algebra 1, English 1

    Student entering grade 11: Grade 10 test scores – Geometry, Biology, American History, English 2, and all grade 9 tests

    Student entering grade 12: American Government and all grade 9 and 10 test scores.