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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

Marilyn Jones

Guidance Clerk

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-Ort)


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Wanda Lewis (Os-Ska)


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Audra Lee (Sla-Z )


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Required Registration Forms

The following forms must be turned in at registration:

  • Data Confirmation/Parent Signature Form from Parent Portal (completed online)
  • Optional Forms (i.e. Prepaid Lunch Form, Parking Permit Application, Random Drug Testing, etc., if applicable- can be found in registration packet)



The Parent Portal is now open for parents. Continuing from the 2015-16 school year, Parents and Students are required to use the Parent Portal to update Parent/Student information. The information must be updated every school year. Please complete the confirmation process for each child you have enrolled in CUSD. The confirmation process will lead you to the Data Confirmation/Parent Signature Form that is REQUIRED at walkthrough registration. There are additional optional forms within the Registration Packet. You can access the parent portal by going to: Portal.capousd.org. You can also access the parent portal from our homepage www.dhhs.net under the I'm looking for... tab.

The log-in page has a “Forgot Password” feature if you happen to have forgotten your password.

There are also tutorials on how to set up a Parent Portal account on the Portal.capousd.org webpage if you have never done so before.

Registration Information 2016-2017




Tuesday, July 19, 2016      

         9 AM – 12 PM  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016          

         4 PM – 7 PM   

Thursday, July 21, 2016

         9 AM – 12 PM                             



Begins at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 11:30 a.m. each day. In an effort to avoid long lines, we are scheduling students by day and time, according to birthdates. Please arrange your schedule to be here during your scheduled time. If you are unable to attend registration on your assigned date or time, you may come to any of the assigned days after yours and you will be able to fill in at the end of the line after the students with assigned times have entered. If you are unable to do this, you must hand in all information on the first day of school, Monday, August 15, 2016 at the designated tables.Please attend at the ASSIGNED TIME SLOT according to your grade and birth month.


Seniors (12)                                                                                                     

Monday, July 25th                                                                   

7:30 am- January, February                                                      

8:00 am- March, April                                                                     

8:30 am- May, June                                                                        

9:00 am- July, August                                                                   

9:30 am- September, October                                                    

10:00 am- November, December                                              


Juniors (11)                       

Tuesday, July 26th

7:30 am- January, February

8:00 am- March, April

8:30 am- May, June

9:00 am- July, August

9:30 am- September, October

10:00 am- November, December


Sophomores (10)                                                                                                                      

Thursday, July 28th                                                                                                  

7:30 am- January, February                                                     

8:00 am- March, April                                                                     

8:30 am- May, June                                                                      

9:00 am-July, August                                                                      

9:30 am- September, October                                                 

10:00 am- November, December                                              


Freshman (9)   

Friday, July 29th                                                 

7:30 am- January, February

8:00 am- March, April

8:30 am- May, June

9:00 am- July, August

9:30 am- September, October

10:00 am- November, December





Monday, August 8th              7:30 am – 11:30 am



Wednesday, August 10th     9:30 am – 12:00 pm



Check Box

Document Name


q Utility Bill

[Gas, water or electric bill only!]

q Mortgage Statement or Rental Agreement



(CUSD School Board Policy cf.5111. Admission)



The enrolling student must be living with a blood relative or guardian who lives within the Dana Hills High School attendance area.  The relative/guardian must submit two documents for verification of residency(must be current electric, gas or water/sewer bill, mortgage, lease or rental agreement).  If the student and parent reside with someone else they must have a driver’s license with the new address.  A bank statement or other bill with their name and address on it will suffice as well.

If there is any reason to question a student’s residence, the principal or designee may make a home visit, require the parent/guardian to sign a statement under penalty or perjury as to the validity of his/her residence, or require additional documents establishing proof of residence.

q No prior enrollment in any CUSD School

q Prior CUSD   Attendance




A copy of the student’s birth certificate is required if the student has not previously been enrolled at a school in California.







Students will not be admitted without proper documentation of immunization.  A copy of the “Yellow” Health Record or other Official Health Record (School or doctor) must be provided to the school.





An unofficial transcript or report card is necessary to ensure the student is placed in the appropriate classes to meet CUSD graduation requirements.  Please provide this document as follows:

Any student transferring mid-semester will need to bring “in progress withdrawal grades” from their previous school.   After a student has enrolled at Dana Hills High School, the guidance office will request the official records/cum file from the previous school.

Additional paperwork that may be required:

  • If you are assuming responsibility for a child with the permission of that child's parents, you will need to complete a Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit. Forms are available at the school from the Registrar. The form must be completed prior to the registration meeting with the academic advisor.
  • If your child needs Special Education, please bring a copy of the latest I.E.P. (Individualized Education Plan)
  • If you are requesting Honors placement, please bring certification and placement recommendations from the previous school.
  • If English is the student's second language, preliminary assessment will be done.  Further assessment may be needed.

You may wish to confirm that you reside within the Dana Hills High School attendance area prior to making an appointment to enroll your child. We frequently have students arrive to enroll only to find out they are at the wrong school. We are happy to assist you to determine the appropriate school site for your student(s). Please call the registrar if you have any questions. 949-496-6666.


Opening Day of School Monday, August 15, 2016
Back to School Night Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6 Week Course Level Deadline Friday, September 23, 2016
End of Second Progress Reporting  Friday, Novemeber 4, 2016
Thanksgiving Recess November 21-25, 2016
First Semester Final Exams December 19-21, 2016
End of First Semester

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Recess Begins Friday, December 23, 2016
School Resumes Monday, January 9, 2016
Beginning of Second Semester Monday, January 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



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.  



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



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)



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 call Susanna Lomeli, Registrar (949) 496-6666, ext 2277

Dates to Remember


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


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


Please see attached document. 


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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



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


Minimum GPA  
  3.0 for UC  
  2.0 for CSU  

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Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
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(949) 234-9200

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