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Orange County
High School of the Arts
"Where Dreams Become Reality"

Established in 1987, OCHSA provides bright and talented students with a creative, challenging and nurturing environment that inspires them to express themselves and achieve their highest potential in academia and the arts. OCHSA is a public charter school offering a rigorous academic experience and unparalleled arts education in 11 arts conservatories. The U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts have recognized OCHSA as a model arts education program. OCHSA currently serves a culturally diverse student body of more than 1,250 students from 92 cities throughout California in grades 9-12. Based on our 2004 preliminary Academic Performance Index (API) rating of 861, the school is ranked 5th when compared to 69 other high schools in Orange County, placing OCHSA in the 90th percentile of all high schools in California. Students focus on one of the following arts conservatories:

  • Ballet Folklorico
  • Classical/Contemporary Dance
  • Commercial Dance
  • Creative Writing
  • Film & Television
  • Instrumental Music
  • Integrated Arts
  • Music & Theatre
  • Opera Conservatory
  • Production & Design
  • Visual Arts

1010 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

1010 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701


José Limón Dance Company

On Ocotber 21, 2008, the world renowned José Limón Dance Company partners with Santa Ana's Saint Joseph Ballet for their only Orange County apperance.  As a part of its Centennial Celebration, the Company's one-day residency at Saint Joseph Ballet includes Master Classes for the organization's at-risk youth population.  Also on the schedule, an intimate public performance fostering a creative dialogue between the two organizations.  The Limón Company presents Rooms by legendary choregrapher, Anna Sokolow, a piece the company has not preformed since the late 80's.  Saint Joseph Ballet performs a thrilling excerpt from Mark Haim's What is Too Strong For Breaking, which premiered to audience raves at the organizatoin's annual concert in May of 2008.  Public seating for the performance is very limited.  Ticket are $15 and are only available online at