Admissions Process

  • Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Welcome to the Richmond Public Schools District. If you are applying to a specialty school, please know that your application will not be complete until the required documentation is uploaded to your application on Registration Gateway. Below you will find the required documentation for our specialty school and the link for more information on the OHS Admissions process from Open House.

    Open House


    Requirements (all documents must be uploaded on Registration Gateway)

    • Student Essay
    • 2 Teacher Letter of Recommendations
    • Transcript
    • Standardized Test Scores
    • Attendance Information
    • Child Study/IEP/504 Plan, if relevant
    • School Counselor Document CLICK HERE

    Application Tip Sheet


    October 16, 2017 - Applications available on Registration Gateway 

    November 28, 2017 - OHS Information Night for Prospective Students 6PM

    February 1, 2018 - Application Deadline - DUE BY 4PM

    February 26-28, 2018 - Open HS Interviews

    March 9, 2018 - Acceptances sent out/posted on Registration Gateway

    March 21-22, 2018 - Visitation Schedule - Shadow Days for Accepted Students

    March 23, 2018 - ALL Specialty Acceptance Responses are DUE

    Dates/times are subject to change



    Application Review

    Students are scored on the following items:






    *SOL/Standardized tests

    To ensure equity of access applications are reviewed in their school groups when possible. 



     REVISED 10/3/2017