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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

050-729

Guidance Department


Amy Sabol

Assistant Principal, Guidance

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 Carol Stevenson

Guidance Secretary

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Marilyn Jones

Guidance Clerk

Academic Advisors

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Kathy Kam (A-Coh)

kekam@capousd.org

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Ann Marie Casazza (Col-Gou)

amcasazza@capousd.org

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Bonnie Borden (Gra-Lew)

bsborden@capousd.org

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Janis Lynch (Lic-Ort)

jllynch@capousd.org

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Wanda Lewis (Os-Ska)

wwlewis@capousd.org

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Audra Lee (Sla-Z )

ajlee@capousd.org

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Guidance Home

IMPORTANT DATES - SPRING 2016

Semester Begins Monday, January 25, 2016
Fall Advisement Begins Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Student Portal Opens Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Student Portal Closes Monday, February 22, 2016
First Progress Report Ends Friday, March 4, 2016
Second Progress Report Ends Friday, April 22, 2016
Semester Finals Tues.- Thurs., June 7-9, 2016
End of Spring Semester Thursday, June 9, 2016

 

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

 

Naviance

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. 

 

SENIORS

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.  

 

COLLEGE VISITATIONS

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.

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                       kekam@capousd.org

COL – GOU          Ann Marie Casazza          amcasazza@capousd.org

GRA – LEW          Bonnie Borden                 bsborden@capousd.org

LIC – ORT            Janis Lynch                     jllynch@capousd.org

OS – SKA            Wanda Lewis                   wwlewis@capousd.org

SLA – Z                Audra Lee                       ajlee@capousd.org

Dana Hills High School

ENROLLMENT

 

Please follow the process below to enroll your student.

Enroll student online:

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

 

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

Semester Begins

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

Semester Finals

Tues. - Thurs., Jan. 19-21, 2016

End of Fall Semester

Thursday, January 21, 2016

IMPORTANT DATES - SPRING 2016

Semester Begins

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

Semester Finals

Tues.- Thurs., June 7-9, 2016

End of Spring Semester

Thursday, June 9, 2016

 

 

Guidance News

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ALL Club Presidents make sure to attend the ICC Meeting at lunch Monday May 2nd in the Porthole. We will be discussing ICC Elections for President next year along with other important information!

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Minimum A-G UC/CSU Requirements

 

   UC and CSU

Eligibility Requirements

 

Subjects   Years
  A- History/Social Science 2
  B- English 4
  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

 

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A "C" or better must be earned in all A-G courses

 

 
Tests  
  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

 

 
Minimum GPA  
  3.0 for UC  
  2.0 for CSU  

Non-Discrimination Statement

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.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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