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Division Re-entry Strategy

Read our COVID-19 Division Re-entry Strategy for information about how we’re welcoming students and staff back into schools this September.We’re preparing to welcome students and staff back into schools this September.


Prospective Grade 10 Application Update

Old Scona Academic will be contacting those students who applied for enrollment.   This process will take place from March 17 - 20, and again from March 30 - April 3, 2020.   Please do not contact the school.   Thank you for your patience. 


Registration information for the 2020-21 school year. 

The application is a two-step process.

1) Send us a completed application form by 12:00 pm on February 21, 2020.

2) Register and write the entrance exam.


Thank you for your interest in Old Scona Academic High School. Our application process is now closed and we are no longer taking in applications for September 2020.


Application Form

Applications are now closed for 2020-2021 school year


Entrance Exam Registration

Entrance exam is now closed.


Old Scona Parent Information Session Registration        

Thank you to those who attended.


Student Selection

For information regarding the process of selecting students for the 2020-2021 academic year review the Application Form or see below:

45% of an applicant's OSA entrance score comes from the exam.

45% of an applicant's OSA entrance score comes from the 4 grade 9 cumulative core subject marks that are submitted with the application.

10% of an applicant's OSA entrance score comes from the Principal recommendation that is part of the application.

All of that data is compiled into a spreadsheet and students are then ranked based on the OSA entrance score they have earned.  The top 120 (approximately) are invited to attend OSA in the fall. The exact number to be accepted is not yet confirmed as we work to maintain an overall school enrolment of 360 students.

The students selected for 2020-2021 based on the above information will receive a personal call. You will be asked to confirm your attendance at that time. If you require time to make your decision, you will be given 24 hours to respond or your position will be given to another applicant. The process of notifying applicants takes several weeks as we do not make calls during the day. You may hear from OSA up to and including April 3rd as that is our deadline to notify applicants.

Students not selected for admission to OSA will receive an automated call instructing them to consider other quality schools within Edmonton Public.

Students seeking admission in their grade 11 year must follow exactly the same process, submitting grade 10 marks.  Admission at the grade 11 level is limited.  The number of positions cannot be determined until later in March.  The deadline to notify a student for admission in grade 11 is in early April.

International Students application will not be accepted.

Students from Alberta, but not residing within Edmonton will only be considered for entrance after candidates from Edmonton are assessed.

NON-RESIDENT APPLICANTS (please click on the link below to read a letter from our principal)

2020 Non-resident letter


Thank you for your interest in Old Scona Academic High School.



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