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, 2015 Begin submitting CSU applications
November 1, 2015 Begin submitting UC applications
November 30, 2015 Deadline to submit CSU and UC Applications
Early Action Deadline – Nov. 1, 2015 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
Visit the dhhs.net 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 Senior Scoop
Click here for Local Scholarship application
Saddleback College visits:
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. Must attend all 3 sessions below to enroll:
November 5, 2015 9:45-10:30 a.m. Library Application Workshop
December 3, 2015 2:45-6:15 p.m. Library Matriculation Testing
January 4, 2016 9:45-10:30 a.m. Library Register for Counseling 100
Career Exploration and Planning for 11th and 12th graders
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a free aptitude test that covers eight areas, which are related to different careers. Students will receive a Career Exploration Guide when their test results are returned to them. This guide includes an interest inventory that will help students use their interests and ASVAB scores to explore both civilian and military occupations.
Interested students please see Mrs. Lewis in the guidance office to pick up parent permission slips. Students will not be allowed to test without the permission slip.
It’s college visit time! Please check our calendar to see who is visiting us! Dates are listed in the Senior Scoop and in the guidance office.
Fall 2015 Schedule Change Procedures
Schedule Change Procedures
All students had the opportunity to make changes to their course selections last spring, which was their final opportunity to make course changes for the 15-16 school year. Our teacher staffing and the courses offered are determined by student course requests. While we would love to be able to allow students to change their preferences to their courses, we cannot honor requests to switch electives or other courses simply based on a change of preference. There are only a very limited number of reasons a student may request a schedule change.
Conditions for changes that will be considered include:
- Missing Subject (i.e. no English, math, science, PE class, etc….)
- Missing Period or Double Period (i.e. no class scheduled during a particular period or 2 classes scheduled during the same period)
- Concerns regarding level placement for English, math, science, social science and world language.
- Adjustments for athletics/PE
Conditions that WILL NOT be honored include:
- Teacher requests
- Period changes
- Elective changes
- Preference changes
To initiate a schedule change, students MUST complete a “Class Schedule Change Request” form, beginning August 24 and return it to the Guidance Office for review. Until the Guidance Office has reviewed the form, STUDENTS MUST CONTINUE TO ATTEND THE CLASSES ON THEIR CURRENT SCHEDULE. Forms will be available in the Guidance Office beginning at lunch on the first day of school. Parent / student initiated schedule changes may be submitted from August 25 until September 8 (please see schedule change form for instructions).
The academic advisors will review the Class Schedule Change Request forms they receive before answering emails or phone calls. The best way to communicate a request is to submit the schedule change request form.
Please note that students will not be seen during class time, unless called to the Guidance Office. Academic Advisors will be available to speak with students before school, during break, during lunch and after school. Students who have completed and turned in a schedule change form (including the required parent signatures) will have priority. Students who have not completed a schedule change form will not be seen. Requests will not be accepted by phone or email. Please note that Academic Advisors may take anywhere from 48 to 72 hours to review schedule change forms depending on the volume of forms received. Completing and turning in a form does not guarantee that a change can or will be made to a student’s schedule.
The last day to make level changes is the end of the 4th week of school: Friday, September 18th.
Academic Advisor News
As part of the CUSD "Road to Recovery" the Guidance office is very fortunate to have added a new Academic Advisor (AA). The addition of an AA means that we will need to adjust the caseloads for some students this upcoming school year. The changes are effective beginning July 27th and any student assigned to a new Academic Advisor should now direct all inquiries to their new advisor.
A – COH Kathi Kam email@example.com
COL – GOU Ann Marie Casazza firstname.lastname@example.org
GRA – LEW Bonnie Borden email@example.com
LIC – ORT Janis Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org
OS – SKA Wanda Lewis email@example.com
SLA – Z Audra Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Hills High School
Please follow the process below to enroll your student.
Enroll student online:
On the home page, under the picture, click on PARENTS (link); the next page will have a long list, click on NEW STUDENT ONLINE ENROLLMENT. At the bottom of this 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 HS.
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 Academic Advisor to discuss course placement.
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)
IMMUNIZATION RECORD BP 5165.1
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.
WITHDRAWAL SLIP w/TRANSFER GRADES
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.
RECENT UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
Please contact child’s last school to request
If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please call Susanna Lomeli, Registrar (949) 496-6666, ext 2277
Dates to Remember
IMPORTANT DATES - FALL 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Last Day to Make a Class Level Change
Friday, September 18, 2015
First Progress Report Period Ends
Friday, October 2, 2015
Second Progress Report Period End
Friday, November 13, 2015
Tues. - Thurs., Jan. 19-21, 2016
End of Fall Semester
Thursday, January 21, 2016
IMPORTANT DATES - SPRING 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Last Day to Make a Class Level Change
Friday, February 19, 2016
First Progress Report Ends
Friday, March 4, 2016
Second Progress Report Ends
Friday, April 22, 2016
Tues.- Thurs., June 7-9, 2016
End of Spring Semester
Thursday, June 9, 2016
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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|