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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

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Amy Sabol

Assistant Principal, Guidance

Raylen Andersen

Guidance Secretary

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Angie Gutierrez

Guidance Secretary

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Guidance Clerk

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Susanna Lomeli


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Academic Advisors

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Kathy Kam (A-Coh)


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Ann Marie Casazza (Col-Gou)


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Lexi Jakovich (Lia-Pel)


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Summer Yim (Pen-Shok)


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Audra Lee (Shon-Z )


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Guidance Home

New Academic Advisor

Congratulation and welcome Lexi Jakovich, Dana's newest Academic Advisor!  She will be taking over the Lia - Pel alphabet, so please stop by the Guidance Office to say hello and introduce yourself.  We are so excited to have her working with our students!

Saddleback College Counselor on Campus

Please read the letter below from our Saddleback College representative:


Dear Dana Hills High School Team,

My name is Carol May, and I am a counselor at Saddleback College. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as we return to our partnership for this academic year. I will be the instructor, from Saddleback College, for the Spring 2018 Counseling 100: College Success course, which will be offered on your campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 PM.


Additionally, this year we are excited to provide Saddleback College counseling for students on your campus for the Fall 2017 semester. I will be available for appointments and/or walk-ins on Wednesdays from 9:30-1:00 in the Library (study room). Students may make appointments with me by signing up on the clipboard located in the Guidance Office.

During this time, I can assist students with:

  • Counseling 100 questions
  • Matriculation process
  • Freshman Advantage (early Registration)
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Applying for Saddleback College

I look forward to meeting you during the year, and meeting with your students to prepare them for their future! Feel free to stop in anytime to introduce yourself – I love meeting colleagues in education!
If you have any questions, you may reach me at cmay8@saddleback.edu.

All the best,

Carol May, MA Counselor/Instructor


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. 


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



Maximize your chances of College and Career success with a variety of free Workshops from CUSD’s Futureology! Register at www.cusd-futureology.org/appointments-events.

The calendar includes:


    • Fri Oct 30 @ 6 – 8:30pm – CVHS


DHHS Offers ACT/ SAT and Application Essay Boot Camps in 2017-2018

DHHS PTSA is proud to offer many opportunities for students to prepare for ACT/SAT testing as well as strengthening college application essay writing skills.

ACT Boot Camp: Sun., Oct 22--Upcoming ACTs: Oct. 22, Dec.10,                                                              Feb.11,Apr. 8,June 11

SAT Boot Camp: Sat., Nov 18--Upcoming SATs: Dec. 3, Jan. 21,                                                                Mar 11,May 6,June 3

SAT Boot Camp: Sun., March 4--Upcoming SATs: March 11, May 6,                                                                  June 3

ACT Boot Camp: Sun., March 25--Upcoming ACTs: Apr. 8, June 11


HIGHER APPLICATIONS: Essay & Application Boot Camp



These boot camp fundraisers presented by DB Academics are designed to provide students with the best test-taking strategies, techniques and problem solving approaches. Students will become more confident test-takers!

Questions? Contact DB Academics daacad777@yahoo.com

Register here.


SAT Prep Boot Camps – Math, English, or both!

November 18, March 4

English and Math $150, English only $110, Math only $55


ACT Prep Boot Camp

October 22 and March 25

Full Day English and Match $150, Math & Science only $85, English/Reading/ Essay only $85


We hope that your student can take advantage of these affordable opportunities to prepare for the upcoming college application process. Registration forms are available in the main and guidance offices and can also be downloaded at www.dhhsptsa.com

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, 2017               Begin submitting CSU applications

November 1, 2017           Begin submitting UC applications

November 30, 2017         Deadline to submit CSU and UC                                                Applications

November 1, 2017           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

New Student Orientation

Guidance Calendar

Today: 10/22/17

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.

Updated 10/10/17

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.  


Click here for more information.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are given by our PTSA once a month.  


The next tours will be:

11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/10, 5/1


Please call or email Raylen Andersen in Guidance for more information. 


Career Technical Education

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