Student Application

High School Admissions


The online application for the 2021/2022 school year is now open.


Please note that existing DACC students who are returning for the next year in their program do not need to re-apply.


Explore DACC
"Drop-in" to the new Google Earth-style, 360-degree virtual tour and navigate through our interactive labs and learning spaces. Walk the halls of DACC and watch brand new program overview videos in each lab space to hear directly from our instructors and students.

Exploring and thoroughly researching your program of interest is a required step in the application process. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the programs you are interested in.

Join our virtual tour here!


Start Your Application
Log on using the apply link above and create an account. Use your email address and password to create an InfoSnap account. Use an email other than your school-assigned email address.


Readiness Exam
Students applying for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium School must fill out the DACC application as well as fill out a teacher recommendation form.


Contact Information
You'll be asked to provide your name, address, phone, and email. You'll also need parent/guardian contact information, including name, address, phone, and email.
(If you are a student, please do not use your school-issued email address. All communication from DACC will not reach you.)


Select Program of Interest
Select your first and second choice programs. Still weighing your options? Take a look at our list of programs and read the fact sheets.



Complete Essay Questions
You will be asked 3 essay questions:

What did you learn about the program(s) selected on this application after thoroughly researching the program and visiting DACC's Exploration Resources page? A four-five sentence answer is suggested. Please be specific.

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?


Electronic Signature and 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.