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High School Admissions

The online application for the 2022/2023 school year will open in November.

While you're waiting for the online application to open, visit the resources provided on this page to thoroughly explore your options and find your fit at DACC.

Before applying, be sure to review all of the below information. When you're ready, hit the 'Apply Here' link and get started. (Apply Here link will be made available November 19th!) Please note that existing DACC students who are returning for the next year in their program do not need to re-apply.

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Step1: Campus Visit

Schedule a campus visit prior to applying. Opportunities for visiting our campus will open up in the fall of 2021. These may be virtual or in-person.

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Step 2: Create an Account

Create an account in Infosnap, our application system, to start the application process.

Use an email address other than your school-assigned email address so we can stay in touch about the progress of your application.

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Step 3: Register for a Readiness Exam (Zoo School students only)

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium School program requires a readiness exam. Zoo School applicants must also fill out a teacher recommendation form. Teacher recommendation form template and Zoo School readiness exam dates for the 2022-2023 student application will be coming soon.

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Step 4: Begin the Application

You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, and email address. You'll also need parent/guardian contact information, including name, address, phone, and email.

Do not provide a school-assigned email address so we can stay in touch about the progress of your application.

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Step 5: Select Your Program of Interest

The application will ask you to choose a first and second choice. If your first choice fills, you will be put on a waiting list. However, there may be an opportunity to be placed in your second choice.

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Step 6: Essay Questions

You will be asked 3 essay questions:

  • What do you expect to learn in the program you selected?

  • What experiences have you had that will contribute to your success in the program?

  • When you look into the future, what do you see for yourself?


Step 7: Sign & Submit

Both the student and parent will click a consent button and be sure to click 'submit' when you're finished.

Next Steps

  • After you complete the application, your guidance counselor will be notified and will upload needed information including your transcript. 

  • The DACC Student Services Department will be reviewing applications from February - May.

  • Acceptance letters will be emailed and mailed to students and parents.


If you have questions about the application process, contact us at 740-201-3216.

Note that during the application process, preference will be given to sophomores for junior/senior programs.