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8th Grade Parent Information


Campus Tours

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Dolphin Experience 2020

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Class of 2024 Middle School Visits (Students Only)

Marco Forster Middle School - February 6, 2020

Niguel Hills Middle School - February 19, 2020

Class of 2024 Parent Information Night

Marco Forster Middle School - January 30, 2020

Niguel Hills Middle School - TBD

Registration Packet Pick-Up

July 21, 2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

July 22, 2020 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

July 23, 2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Incoming Freshman Walk-Through Registration

July 31, 2020

Make-Up Day - August 3, 2020

New Student Orientation

August 12, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

First Day of School

August 18, 2020

dolphin experience

Dolphin Experience January 13, 2020

Dear Parents and Future Dolphins,

We are cordially inviting you to our annual Dolphin Experience on Monday, January 13, 2020. It is an exciting time in the life of teenagers as they make the leap from middle to high school. The Dolphin Experience is an opportunity to learn about life at Dana Hills, meet our teachers, coaches, students and administrators, and explore four-year curricular pathways for your child.

Our evening begins in the gym at 6:00pm with a brief overview of our school and the evening’s events. Following the fifteen-minute introduction, you and your future Dolphin have an array of choices to seek out for information. All of our teachers will be available to share academic pathways through the various subject matters. Our two academies, Health & Medical Occupations (HMO) and the South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA), will highlight their talent    s as well as career opportunities for your student. All of our coaches will hold sessions to discuss their athletic programs, while players will be available in the gym to share their experiences as an athlete here. Pep Squad and Student Government/Leadership will also present their programs and have students available to speak with.

Please join us during this exceptional event! Welcome to the Dana Hills Dolphin family.

Dr. Brad Baker


Campus Tours

8th grade quicklinks

Freshmen Course Offerings

Health and medical occupations academy (HMO)

The HMO Academy is a state funded academy designed for students who want to pursue a career in the health field.  Only incoming freshmen may apply to be in the HMO Academy. 

For more information and applications, please visit our HMO website.

South orange county school of the arts (socsa)

SOCSA is a visual and performing arts academy for students within the Capistrano Unified School District who have special interests and potential for creativity.  

Please visit our SOCSA website for more information and enrollment forms.


AVID is a program designed to assist students in the middle who want more.  These students are unique because they have average to high test scores with academic potential and a desire and determination to complete a 4-year degree, but face obstacles that may block that path.

AVID Application


For information regarding the DHHS Athletic Program, please visit our Athletics website.