High School Resources and Information

High School News, Events, and more

Important Dates

August 20 - First Day of School
September 4 -  Workshop & Audition Night
September 28 - Chalkfest
October 17 - Fall Open House
Fall Play & Art Show - November 22-24
Winterfest - December 17

What to Expect - Summer Paperwork

Each summer and prior to the start of the new school year, families are required to submit updated copies of certain documents and forms, as well as re-apply to the Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Here's what to expect in the coming months:


  • Transportation information updated on our website


  • Powerschool Registration launching July 1st - all families must complete this yearly!
  • Free & Reduced Lunch applications mailed to all families
  • Info about locker requests, school fees, supply lists, staff updates, and more sent to families


  • Powerschool Registration & documents due August 15th
  • Free & Reduced Lunch Applications due by August 20th (first day)

Due to the volume of important emails being sent via email and mail, please be sure that your contact information is up-to-date with our records and communications offices.

Records - records@artcollegeprep.org
Communication - pennington@artcollegeprep.org

Summer Programming

OSU Dance Intensive

This year's summer intensive is June 3-7. Dr. Brown (OSU dance professor) does have some funding available to help students who might want to attend but are having trouble paying the tuition.

Please reach out to Ms. Dallas (karr@artcollegeprep.org) with questions!

Denison University Performing Arts Intensive

Denison University's Performing Arts Intensive is June 22-30. The intensive is focused on dance, music, theatre, and musical theatre. For more information students can visit the attached link. For dance specific questions students can email Dr. Ojeya Cruz Banks and bankso@denison.edu

Ohio Health Summer Grief Programming

Summer Kids Programming_Columbus rev

College, Career, & Counseling

2024-25 FAFSA

The 24-25 FAFSA is now open to most students, although the site is still having issues which means it might not be available sometimes. Seniors and Parents should start working on the FAFSA as soon as they are able. If they need FAFSA assistance, they should reach out to Mr. Gerlach or Ms. Roe.


Padres de familia y estudiantes de último grado (seniors) que deben llenar la forma FAFSA: Hay un servicio webinario (webinar) gratuito que ofrece información acerca del nuevo sistema, además ofrece recomendaciones sobre cómo llenar el formulario en su primera ocasión. Este webinario será presentado en español el día 24 de enero a las 7PM. Register here (inscríbase aquí).

ACPA @ Columbus Arts Fest 2024

By Fayth Pennington | May 30, 2024

Interactive Village Hours Friday, June 7 11am-7pm Saturday, June 8 10am-7pm Sunday, June 9 10am-5pm Learn More

ACPAlooza 2024 Recap

By Fayth Pennington | May 29, 2024

Watch ACPAlooza 2024 Thank you so much to Joannah Shinault for capturing ACPAlooza 2024!

Join us for our First Film Festival!

By Fayth Pennington | May 7, 2024

Gather with fellow film enthusiasts, artists, and families for ACPA’s first ever Film Festival! Mingle with our student filmmakers, engage in lively discussions, and immerse yourself in the magic of cinema in the ACPA Cafe. Admission is free, though donations are strongly encouraged to keep this blossoming program thriving! Click Here to RSVP on Facebook

Prom 2024

By Fayth Pennington | April 22, 2024

Prom 2024: Hollywood Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2024 Time: 7-10pm Cost: $45 (tickets sold at lunch and at the door) To attend prom, all students must attend school for 1/2 the school day and may leave after 3rd period. If you’re leaving school early, you must have a caregiver call or email our attendance office […]

Beats, Ballads, & Artist Palettes

By Fayth Pennington | April 16, 2024

Coming up this week: Beats, Ballads, & Artist Palettes! This mélange of music and art begins on Wednesday, April 17th at 6pm with the Advanced Placement Art & Design Gallery, and is followed by the Percussion and Vocal Music showcase at 7pm. Admission is free; donations will directly benefit ACPA’s music and art programs.

Spring 2024 Photo Gallery

Important Things

Students may arrive as early as 8:15am
School Day: 8:55am-4:05pm
After School Program: 4:15pm-5:30pm

STUDENT EMAIL accounts (Gmail) have been created for your student. Their email address follows the below naming conventions:

  • Email addres: firstname.lastname@artcollegeprep.org
  • Password: acpa + graduation year
  • Example
    • Email: aaron.wagner@artcollegeprep.org
    • Password: acpa2027

LOCKERS are available in limited quantities; please submit your request here.

CHROMEBOOKS will be distributed on the 1st day of school

BUSSING: If you're a new student or have questions about bussing, please contact transportation@artcollegeprep.org

CARPOOLS: ACPA students live all throughout Columbus and ACPA helps connect nearby families to form carpools. Please visit the ACPA Carpool Facebook Group

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH is available for $2.00 and $3.50, respectively. Please visit our School Meals page for more information.

NAVIGATING THE PARKING LOT - Our drop-off/pick-up procedures have recently changed. Please click here for the morning traffic pattern, and click here for the afternoon traffic pattern.

For additional information, please visit our FAQ page.

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