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Dana's School Code

This is the Dana Hills school code that you will use for college admissions as well as SAT and ACT registration


Guidance Department


Amy Sabol

Assistant Principal, Guidance


 Carol Stevenson

Guidance Secretary



Angie Gutierrez

Guidance Secretary


Lexi Jakovich

Guidance Clerk



Susanna Lomeli


Academic Advisors


Kathy Kam (A-Coh)


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Ann Marie Casazza (Col-Gou)


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Bonnie Borden (Gra-Lew)


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Janis Lynch (Lic-Pel)


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Summer Yim (Pen-Shok)


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Audra Lee (Shon-Z )


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Guidance Home

2017-18 Registration

Packet Pick-Up Dates:

Monday, July 24          9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday, July 25         4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 26    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Registration Dates:

Seniors:            Monday July 31          7:30am - 11:30am

Juniors:            Tuesday August 1       7:30am - 11:30am

Sophomores:   Thursday August 3      7:30am - 11:30am 

Freshmen:        Friday August 4          7:30am - 11:30am


Please come at your assigned time. Time is assigned by student's birth month:

7:30 am- January, February           

8:00 am- March, April                                             

8:30 am- May, June                                     

9:00 am-July, August                                               

9:30 am- September, October                                

10:00 am- November, December   


Make-Up Registrations Day:

Monday August 14       7:30am - 11:30am 

Looking for a Summer Job?

Work permit applications may be picked up and processed at your school site through Friday, June 2, 2017. Summer Work Permit issuance is as follows:


June 5th- July 28, 2017 work permits will be processed at:

College and Career Campus

31522 El Camino Real

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 234-5994

Office will be closed July 3-7; No permits will be issued that week


Days and Hours for Work Permit Processing:

Monday through Thursday (Closed on Fridays)

8:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.

Closed for lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Beginning Monday, July 31st, work permits will be issued at your home high school, and will no longer be issued at the College and Career Campus.


Did you know as a CUSD student you have access to 1-on-1 College and Career Counselors? CUSD FutureOLOGY can help answer your questions, provide resources, and give you specific input during the college or career planning process. 


A College and Career Counselor is available for all students in room 603 every Monday from 1pm to 3pm. Take advantage of this opportunity to get all your questions answered!

Check out their website for more info: http://www.cusd-futureology.org


CUSD’s Futureology is hosting free workshops for all CUSD students and families. Maximize your chances of college and career success. 

  • “DO WHAT YOU ARE” Interpretation – The Doorway To Your Future Thurs. May 25 @ 6-7:30pm @ Local HS
  • Stand Out On Your College Essay - May TBD

Register at www.cusd-futureology.org/appointments-events

Is Your Senior on Track to Graduate?

To ensure your senior student is on track to earn their high school diploma in June, you may view your child’s current graduation status via the Parent Portal by selecting “Graduation Status” under the “Grades” tab.

The Graduation Status is comprised of five columns.  The first and second columns list the subject requirements and maximum number of credits needed per subject to earn a diploma.  The third column, “Credit’s completed,” lists the credits your child completed by the end of their junior year.  The fourth column lists the credits that your child is currently enrolled in and needs to complete for the fall semester, and the fifth column represents the credits that will need to be completed during your child’s final semester, spring.

By the end of junior year, students should have completed 170 credits to be considered “on track” to earn a diploma.  Students who have fewer than 170 credits are considered “at-risk.”   Students “at-risk” of earning their diploma will most likely be enrolled in one or more of the following:  6 or 7 classes, the Academic Intervention class or the CUSD Online Credit Recovery Program.   

Please note that the Graduation Status reflects graduation requirements only, not college admissions requirements. To ensure that your child is meeting college admission requirements please refer to the “Grades” tab and select “College Entrance Requirements.”

Please be advised that your child must pass all required courses indicated in the fourth and fifth columns under “Graduation Status” in order to earn their diploma and participate in the commencement ceremony on June.  We encourage you and your child to monitor grades via School Loop to ensure success.  If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s graduation status or college admissions status, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Thank you,

Dana Hills High School Guidance Staff

From the Guidance Department


College Application Deadlines

Both the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) application filing periods have opened. 

October 1, 2016               Begin submitting CSU applications

November 1, 2016           Begin submitting UC applications

November 30, 2016         Deadline to submit CSU and UC Applications

November 1, 2016           Early Action Deadline.  

                                         Please see your Academic Advisor ASAP.


Letters of Recommendation

The Common Application (as well as many other private and out of state schools) as well as some scholarships will require you to obtain letters of recommendation from counselors, teachers and other professionals who know you well.  Be sure to give your recommender plenty of time to write your letter.  Please adhere to the following deadlines in submitting your letter of recommendation packet to your academic advisor.  Make sure the packet is neat and that you have answered all of the questions thoughtfully and completely.

Click here for Letter of Recommendation packet


Senior Scoop and Scholarships

You can visit the Dana Hills website on a regular basis to read the Senior Scoop and find opportunities to help you finance your college education.  Pay close attention to deadlines.  Please see your Academic Advisor to obtain a local scholarship application package. 

Click here for Local Scholarship application.

Click here for the Senior Scoop!


Saddleback College visits

Beginning soon, a representative from Saddleback College will be available at DHHS outside of the guidance office at lunch every Friday to answer any questions you may have regarding concurrent enrollment, Freshman Advantage Program, Counseling 100,  the application process etc.


Saddleback College Counseling 100 (College Success)

This course is offered on the DHHS campus during the spring semester.  It meets once weekly and must be taken as a 6th class.  Students must be on track to graduate and not need these credits.  It is designed to introduce students to college and life success skills.  It focuses on the attitudes, habits and behaviors of successful college students.

Order Credentials from Parchment

Guidance Calendar

Today: 7/25/17

Looking for a Job?

Before applying for a job, see Lexi Jakovich or Angie Gutierrez in Guidance to check the requirements needed to obtain a work permit.  

Graduation Requirements

Take a look at these helpful links for CUSD's graduation requirements!


Class of 2021

Class of 2020

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

Graduation Requirements


Guided Tours

Guided tours are given by our PTSA once a month.  


There are no more tours scheduled this year.  Check back in the fall for more dates.


Please contact Carol Stevenson at castevenson@capousd.org for more information. 

Upcoming College Visits

Click here for upcoming college visits!


For any visits that occur during class time, please go to the Guidance Office for a pass.


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Career Technical Education

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(Commercial produced by CCA students in video production and animation courses)

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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