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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


School Resumes/ First Day of Second Semester

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 16th, 2017

End of First Progress Report Period

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Lincoln Holiday

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Washington Holiday

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Open House-Minimum Day

Monday, February 27th, 2017

End of Second Progress Report Period

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Spring Break

April 3rd – April 7th

Memorial Day

Monday, May 29th, 2017


May 30th- June 1st

Last Day of School

June 1st, 2017

Spring Advisement

Classes can no longer be leveled.


Here are a few important reminders regarding Spring Advisement:

       - All academic classes will roll into second semester, meaning                classes will remain the same in most cases.

       -No teacher or period change requests will be honored.

       -9th/10th graders must have 6 classes. (minimum)

       -11th/12th graders must have 5 classes. (minimum)

       -We will not be printing schedules second semester so please               refer to your student portal to view classes.

       -There are pink appointment request forms in the Guidance                    Office that can be filled out if you wish to sit down and discuss              next semester with your Academic Advisor.

Practice PSAT Results Now Available!!

PSAT test scores are now accessible online at https://www.collegeboard.org/ and on your student and parent portals.


Hard-copy reports will be given at DHHS’s “Teach-back”: The paper copies of the PSAT results will be distributed, as well as your PSAT book.  A speaker from Princeton Review will interpret the results and what they mean to the student.  The dates and times for the Teach-back are as follows:

  • Sophomores - January 11th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Juniors - January 12th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


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

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


On November 17, 2015 CUSD held an exciting and informative Parent Workshop on our Naviance Program.  The workshop covered the ways parents can utilize the system to begin conversations with their child(ren) about their possible college and career aspirations. Please feel free to click on the following links- Naviance PowerPoint Presentation and the Parent Hand-Outs to view what was discussed in this workshop. All families have been sent their access code for Naviance via email which will allow you to login to the system.  We sincerely hope that you take advantage of this powerful tool and begin having these important conversations about college and career.  Please view our full implementation plan so you will know what to expect each year. 



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.

Enrolling a New Student

Please follow the process below to enroll your student.


1. Enroll student online:

Go to http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/ 


On the home page, under the picture, click on ENROLLING IN OUR SCHOOLS: READ MORE (link); on the next page under ONLINE ENROLLMENT, click the highlighted “click here” link. At the bottom of the next page click on “Enroll a Student.


Now you are at the first page of Internet Enrollment. This program will take about 20 minutes to complete. At the end, a page will appear stating that you have completed your enrollment. Please PRINT the report and bring this printout along with required documents (listed below) to Dana Hills High School.


Students are not enrolled until necessary documents are brought to the Registrar’s office. At that time, your paperwork will be confirmed and you will meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss course placement.


2. Parents must provide the following items in order to enroll their child:


PROOF OF RESIDENCY BP 5111.1(b) – *** 2 items required ***

Current Rental Agreement or Mortgage Statement in parent name with property address         

AND     Current utility bill in parent’s name (Gas, Electric or Water)



Record must be provided that your child has received all of their immunizations. 

Proof of Tdap shot given after child’s 7th birthday.


BIRTH CERTIFICATE BP 5111(a)      Copy is fine, does not need to be original.



Please be sure to officially withdraw from previous school and bring us the withdrawal slip.  The grades your child was receiving when he/she left should be written on the withdrawal report.

**If your child is in Special Ed, PLEASE bring in most recent IEP.



Please contact child’s last school to request


If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please contact  Susanna Lomeli, Registrar (949) 496-6666, ext 2277 or  smlomeli@capousd.org     Dana Hills Fax# 949 489-8317

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Guidance Calendar

Today: 1/17/17

January College Visits

January College Visits


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

Senior Scoop

CCA Center

Click here for more information about College and Career Advantage (CCA) classes. 

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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.

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