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High School Admissions

Before applying, be sure to review all of the below information. When you're ready, hit the 'Apply Here' link and get started. The application priority deadline is January 12th, 2024.

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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Step 1: Explore DACC

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.

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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)

DACC requires that Zoo School applicants take the readiness exam. It functions to provide baseline information to the instructor to help her be better able to meet individual student needs of those accepted into the program. Students are also asked to submit 3 letters of recommendation before the application deadline.

Download the Teacher Recommendation Form for the 2024-2025 school year

Register for the Zoo School Readiness Exam on January 13th, 2024

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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.