Summer School Information
Detailed summer school Information, registration packets and applications can be found by visiting the CUSD website.
4 year college bound students:
If you have received a D or an F in a college prep class starting with your freshman year, please see your Academic Advisor to register with Pacific Coast Summer School. (online, college prep and free) They offer all classes except foreign language and lab science. If you might get a D or F this semester, sign up now. It will be too late if you wait until the end of the semester. If you end up with a C, you do not have to take the class.
Diploma bound students who are credit deficient:
If you are credit deficient, please see your Academic Advisor to register with either Pacific Coast Summer School (online, college prep and free) or Access Summer School (once/twice a week classroom meeting, non-college prep and free).
Application period closes May 28th so please act quickly.
Turn in completed applications to your Academic Advisor.
STAR Testing Information
STAR Schedules Specifics
Students and parents,
We are once again testing with 4thperiod teachers so every student will need to be at his/her 4thperiod classrooms with a testing start time of 7:56am for both days.
***We also want to make sure that you are all aware of the specifics for the STAR schedule . See below to see if you fit any of the criteria for a modified STAR schedule. Students who fit the criteria below will get a reminder in their classes on April 23rd. Should you have questions, please contact someone in the Guidance Office.
Wednesday, April 24th
9ththrough 11thgrade students who do not have a science class or are currently enrolled in Coordinated Science II or Earth Science will not test in the morning and therefore will not be required to come to school until 10:10 am.
Thursday, April 25th
Students who do not have a math class or students who are Sophomores or Juniors currently enrolled in Beginning Personal Finance or Algebra IA will not test Thursday morning and therefore will not be required to come to school until 11:20 am.
On Thursday all Freshmen, Juniors, and Seniors (not at senior activities) will be dismissed at lunch after their testing is complete; only Sophomores are testing in the afternoon on this day.
Beginning Wednesday, March 20, all students will embark on Fall Advisement for 2013-2014. This year Dana Hills High School students will be selecting classes on-line thru the Student Portal at https://abi.capousd.org/. Students will access their core courses, select electives, and PE/Athletic classes thru the Student Portal. If students make changes to core classes or need a signature for an AP or other class the Advisement Add/Drop form can be found outside of the Guidance Office. Students making changes to a core course, (for example, their core social science class is listed as AP European History and they change the class to World History)MUSTturn into their academic advisor an Advisement Add/Drop form with a parent signature to document that parents are aware of the change. From March 20ththru March 27thstudents should be counseling with their teachers, academic advisor, and parents regarding course selection for the fall semester. Advisement ends March 27th.
Spring Schedule Information
Your child received their preliminary schedule on Tuesday, during 1stperiod tutorial. Distributing preliminary schedules allows students to see their academic advisor if there are any changes they need to make (i.e.-drop a course, level down, discuss college track, etc.). Change request forms (teacher or period requests will not be honored) are located in the lobby outside of the Guidance office. In addition, the guidance department also looks at the master schedule to assess whether any balancing, collapsing/adding of courses needs to take place. This is a preliminary schedule therefore it is subject to change. Students will receive their updated schedule for spring semester on Friday, February 1st. Again, student schedules may or may not change for spring semester. Thank you
Preliminary Spring Schedules
Parents, your children will be receiving their 2ndsemester preliminary schedules during 1stperiod on Tuesday, January 22nd. If your child is absent, please have them pick up their preliminary schedule in the Guidance Office. Below is the information teachers will be relaying to your child during 1stperiod.
The Guidance Dept. is currently in the process of building the 2ndsemester master schedule. If your preliminary schedule is not correct, please pick up a “Request for Schedule Change” in the guidance office. This is the only method we will be using to change your schedule.
- We will not honor period requests.
- We will not honor teacher requests
Many teachers and students schedules will change at semester to accommodate the goals we have for student learning. Some students will have teacher changes at semester because we are balancing class sizes, leveling students, working with teachers who coach for DHHS sports teams, or accommodating teacher assignment changes elsewhere in the master schedule. All changes are made with the students in mind and to keep impact at a minimum. Please realize that you may be one of these students and that teacher requests are not honored by DHHS. This preliminary schedule is subject to change.
** If you did not turn in a 2ndsemester course request form, pick one up in Guidance and take it home to complete. Return the completed form to Guidance as soon as possible.
Spring Registration for 2ndsemester
Advisement is the process we use at DHHS in which students choose their 2ndsemester electives and/or level in a current class. Wednesday, Nov. 28thbegins this process. During tutorial, 2ndperiod classes will receive a registration form and a course offering list. 2ndperiod teachers will read an instructional script. Students will confer with period 2, 4, 6 teachers on that day and period 1, 3, 5 teachers the next day about their classes. Most classes are year-long and will not change. In a some cases, because of scheduling conflicts, the teacher may change for 2ndsemester. Some classes will end 1stsemester and students will need to replace those classes. Parents are asked to review the registration form before signing. Please have your student return the form on or before Wednesday, Dec. 5thto either their 2ndperiod teacher OR the guidance office, even if no changes will be made.
Saddleback College 2013 Early Bird Program
NEW EARLIER DEADLINES!
The Early Bird program is designed for high school seniors coming to Saddleback College in the Fall semester and provides the following benefits:
- Early application period (December 1st -January 31st) for the Fall 2013 semester!
- Early Matriculation services must be completed by March 31, 2013.
- Easy to understand, step-by-step website to guide students through the process.
- Early Registration period for the Fall 2013 semester!
For detailed information and a complete Early Bird packet, visit: www.saddleback.edu/earlybird Available December 2012
Please Note: Students must complete the entire Matriculation process no later than March 31, 2013 in order to take advantage of the Early Bird benefits.
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Add New Class:
10 days into the beginning of the new Semester is deadline to add new class/classes, one week, 3 days to add a class from 1st day of semester.
10 days after 1st Progress Report (6 weeks into the semester) is deadline to do a level change of a class, e.g., English Accelerated to Regular English, Biology to AP Biology, etc.
Drop an Elective:
5 days after 2nd Progress Report (12 weeks into semester) is deadline to drop an elective course, e.g., Psychology, Art, etc.
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Minimum A-G UC/CSU Requirements
UC and CSU
|A- History/Social Science||2|
|C- Math (Must be Algebra I, II and Geometry)||3|
|D- Lab Science (1 physical and 1 life science)||2|
|E- Foreign Language||2|
|F- Visual or Performing Art||1|
G- Elective From Approved A-F Course
A "C" or better must be earned in all A-G courses
|SAT I or ACT|
2 SAT II Subject Tests (UC Only)
Note: SAT II subject tests will no longer be required as of the class of 2012
|3.0 for UC|
|2.0 for CSU|