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We are looking forward to another amazing year!

We continue to accomplish things as a school that set us apart from the rest of the high schools in our area, state, and nation. We started off the school year by being recognized as one of the top 1000 high schools in the United States. This was compared to almost 30,000 high schools nationwide. This is no small accomplishment and it takes a solid team including students, parents, and an entire school staff to all be on the same page to achieve things like this.

I want to recognize all of the hard work that was put in by every single person within the OAHS family to help our students to be their very best. To all Spartans, remember that you only get one chance at life and the decisions you make will determine what you make of the opportunities that you have. Hold yourself to a high standard and don’t be afraid to be different. That is what we are all about at Orcutt Academy.

Rhett Carter

Principal, OAHS

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student graduation rate

73% graduate “a-g” eligible

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in Santa Barbara County


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Top 8
percentile of schools in the US

US News & World Report 2023


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Spartan Newsletter:  May 24, 2024

Fireworks Fundraiser for Spartatroniks

The Spartatroniks Robotics Boosters are holding a fireworks fundraiser this week in the  Home Depot parking lot, 2118 South Bradley Road in Santa Maria. See below for details! . . . Read More

Picnic in the Park - Summer Meal Programs for the Community

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Device Collection for OUSD School Students in grades Tk-8

Dear Parents and Guardians, Get a head start on summer break! This email contains important information about returning Chromebooks and iPads for students in grades TK-8 and 12. To ensure a smooth tr . . . Read More

Tickets Available for OUSD Spring Play April 19 & 20!

Tickets are now available for the OUSD/Orcutt Children's Arts Foundation Spring Play,  a one-act comedy called Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad, Who Messed Them Up)!  Performances are scheduled . . . Read More


  • Best High School National Ranking US News & World Report - September 2023
  • Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Accreditation Letter)
  • 97% Students who Earn College Credit through Concurrent Enrollment
  • 60% Student Population with a 3.5 - 4.0 Grade Point Average
  • 100% Highly Qualified Teachers
  • 18 CIF Sports Across Divisions
  • 650 Total High School Students
  • 8th Percentile National Ranking among Eligible High Schools in the Country
  • 95% A-G Eligible upon Graduation
  • 2008 Year Orcutt Academy High School was Founded


Academy Admissions 




Important Information

Orcutt Academy Enrollment for 2024-2025

The Orcutt Academy Charter School began taking enrollment applications for the 2024-2025 school year on Monday, November 6, 2023. The enrollment lottery for 2024-2025 for Orcutt Academy High School and the Academy’s K-8 campus in Los Alamos was held on February 7, 2024. Additionally, a post-lottery drawing for all post-lottery applications received through April 16, 2024, was held on April 17, 2024.

Following these events we still have open seats at Orcutt Academy High School in grade 12, and we invite post-lottery applications for those grade levels and for the wait list in grades 9, 10, and 11. For the K-8 campus, all open seats were filled and each grade level has a wait list, but we invite post-lottery applications as well.

Post-lottery enrollment applications can be sent via the form linked below.

Please note that the post-lottery application for 2024-2025 does not suffice as an application for the 2025-2026 school year.

OA Post-Lottery Enrollment Application for 2024-2025

OAHS Virtual Learning Program

Experience a unique approach to online education with the OAHS Virtual Learning Academy!

Combining the flexibility of online learning with the connection and support of being part of the Orcutt Academy High School community, our Virtual Learning Academy has been designed with your success in mind.

OAHS Virtual Learning Academy pairs Edgenuity’s Courseware Curriculum with dedicated support from our highly qualified staff, and the opportunity to engage with a wide range of campus life events and extra curricular activities, including sports, music, arts, and science.

You can choose from a 100% online learning experience or get the best of both worlds with our hybrid approach that allows you to participate in up to two in-person classes at the OAHS campus.

Find out more and apply today!


Independent Study / Pre Approved Absences

Short Term Independent Study

Independent Study/Pre Approved Absences should be requested prior to a planned absence period if your student will be gone between 3 and 14 school days. Independent Study/Pre Approved Absences are granted at the discretion of the Vice Principal for students with good citizenship and in good academic standing (above a 2.0 GPA with no “F”s).

Parents/guardians must request Independent Study/Pre Approved Absences no less than five school days in advance of a planned absence period. Students returning from Independent Study/Pre Approved Absences must report to the attendance office upon return, and all work must be completed and turned at that time.

Questions? Contact Mr. Ostini.

To request independent study, please use the following link.

Request Independent Study for Your Student



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See Something? Say Something!

Report a bullying situation, a threat to student safety, or any other non-emergency safety concern.

Information submitted will be sent to the school vice principal. While this is not a 24/7 monitoring system, we review reports as quickly as possible when school is in session.


Anonymous Reporting Form

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