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Registration & Open House

Registration Information for the 2023-24 School Year 

Application Process for students currently enrolled at an Edmonton Public School

  1. Fill out the OSA Application Form (2023-24) and submit it to your school (after February 1).
  2. Ask your school referee (school admin/teacher) to complete and submit the OSA School Recommendation Form (2023-24) by 4:00 PM on February 17, 2023.

Application Forms for students currently not enrolled at an Edmonton Public School

  1. Fill out and submit the digital Division Student Registration form for 2023-2024 School Year (available Feb. 1st )  (EPSB.ca New Student Registration)
  2. Fill out and submit the online OSA Application Form (2023-24).
  3. Ask your school referee (school admin/teacher) to complete and submit the OSA School Recommendation Form (2023-24) by 4:00 PM on February 17, 2023.

Student Selection

For information regarding the process of selecting students for the 2023-2024 academic year review the Application Form or see below:

  • 45% of an applicant's OSA entrance score comes from the four grade 9 cumulative core subject marks that are submitted with the application.
  • 45% of an applicant’s OSA entrance score comes from the marks received on the entrance exam.
  • 10% of an applicant's OSA entrance score comes from the School Recommendation that is part of the application.

All of that data is compiled into a spreadsheet and students are then ranked based on the marks provided, the entrance exam score, and school recommendation. Approximately the top 130 students 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 370 students.

The students selected for 2023-2024 based on the above information will receive a personal call. You will be asked to confirm your decision to attend at that time. If you require time to make your decision, you will be given up to 24 hours to respond or your position will be given to another applicant. The process of notifying applicants takes several days as we do not make calls during the school day. You may hear from OSA up to and including April 6th 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, but 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 April 6th. 

International Students applications will not be accepted.

 

Non-Resident Applicants

Please see the attached letter. Non-Resident Letter 2023-24.

 

Open House Week

Our Open House this year will take place from February 6 to 10. It will be a virtual experience which will be accessible from our website 24 hours a day starting February 6.  However, if you have any questions and would like to speak to the administration please attend our Q&A sessions on Feb 9 from 6 to 8 pm.  Links to the Q&A will be provided Feb 9.

 

Entrance Exam

Upon receipt of the complete application documents, students will be sent a link to the form to book your spot at the entrance exam.  The exam must be written in person.  There will be two exam writing sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  
Exam Date:  February 25, 2023. 

 

Frequently Asked Question

Please see the attached document. OSA Admissions Q & A 2023-24 

 

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