Before applying, it is required that students thoroughly research the program(s) selected on their application to ensure they understand the program's curriculum and the expectations of the program. Please visit DACC's Future Family Resource Page to learn more about DACC's career and college-prep programs. Experience a virtual and interactive tour of DACC's campus, hear from students and instructors while watching new program overview videos, read through each program's detailed fact sheet or schedule a time to connect for more information.
High School Admissions
Step 1: Explore DACC
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.
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 can be found here Zoo School Dates.
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.
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.
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.
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.