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SCHS STUDENTS:  You Need a Student Portal Account

All students MUST register for a Student Portal account.

To create your Student Portal account, you will need three pieces of information: 1. Your home phone number 2. Your 7-digit ID number 3. Verif Pass Code.  The student ID number and Verif Pass Code were printed on your report card.  If you do not have this information, please come to the Guidance office to get it a.s.a.p.

Click the CTRL button and the link
Click on Access to Parent/Student Portal
Click on Create New Account, then Student
Continue to follow the steps.

Click here for Step-by-Step directions, if needed. 

Remind your parents to register on the Parent Portal too!


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 ...more

General Guidance Info & News

Need help with college essays, applications, and resumes?

Come to our College Café!


Goal: Help students with their college applications,

essays and resumes


Main audience: 12th grade; all grades welcome


Lead by: SCHS Academic Advisors


When: “Student Choice” tutorial periods

   ***Fri 10/20***, Fri 10/27, Thurs 11/2, Wed 11/8,

   Thurs 11/16, Fri 12/1, Thurs 12/7, Fri 12/15

 (Thurs 10/19 was replaced due to the earthquake drill)


Where: Triton Center


How: walk-in basis


Upcoming College Representative Visits

Representatives from a variety of colleges and universities will be visiting SCHS from now until early November. Students are invited to attend these small group presentations to hear about what makes each of these schools unique. Attending the visits can help students begin to decipher what features are important to them as they begin to decide where they want to apply. 

No need to sign up; these are held on a walk-in basis.


Remaining Visits:

UC Santa Cruz Tuesday 10/17/2017 Tutorial Little Theater
Cal Lutheran Univ. Thursday 10/19/2017 Tutorial Little Theater
Univ. of Chicago Thursday 10/19/2017 Lunch Little Theater
Univ of Tennessee Friday 10/20/2017 Tutorial Little Theater
UC San Diego Tuesday 10/24/2017 Lunch Triton Conf Rm
Hawaii Pacific Univ. Thursday 10/26/2017 Tutorial Little Theater
UCLA Monday 10/30/2017 Lunch Little Theater
Azusa Pacific Univ. Friday 11/3/2017 Tutorial Little Theater
USC Friday 11/3/2017 Lunch Little Theater
Embry-Riddle Aeuronautical Tuesday 11/7/2017 Tutorial Little Theater

Futureology - CUSD College and Career Counseling UPCOMING EVENTS

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:



Maximize your chances of College and Career success with a variety of free Workshops from CUSD’s Futureology! Register at


Are you a senior who wants to earn Saddleback credits while attending SCHS and get priority registration for Fall 2018 classes?

Sign up for the Counseling 100 Course!


Goal: This spring semester class will give you high school credit, college credit, and pre-priority registration for Saddleback courses in the Fall.

Who: 12th graders attending Saddleback in the Fall

Contact: SCHS Guidance Office, Mrs. McKeown

When: Tuesdays during 6th period; begins in January

Where: SCHS, room TBD

How: sign-up for the course ASAP in the Guidance office

Important steps:

   Application Workshops: 10/4 or 10/19

   Matriculation Test: 11/14

   Registration Workshop: 11/30


Note: This can count as your 5th class if you have ahead of overall credits going into the 2nd semester.

Counselor from Saddleback available for 1:1 appointments at SCHS!

A counselor from Saddleback College will be in the library SCHS on Tuesdays from 9:30am-1:00pm to meet with students to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Counseling 100: College Success course taken here taught by a Saddleback College instructor spring 2018 semester
  • Attending Saddleback College and then transferring to a 4 year university
  • Which courses to take at Saddleback College
  • Freshman Advantage program (which has the perk of an early registration date)
  • How their AP exam credit will be used at Saddleback College
  • The Saddleback College matriculation process
  • The differences between community college and four year colleges and universities
  • Career Technical Education programs
  • And any other related concern a student may have

You can sign up NOW for these appointments in the SCHS Guidance Office. 

PSAT Resources

Did you miss the PSAT?

Did you take the PSAT … and want more practice?


We have some great resources

to share with you from



Check out these websites and take advantage of

practice tests, samples, and videos to get you ready for the next steps towards your college career!


Visit these great websites:

CCP Classroom Visits

During 9th grade, many students take the College and Career Planning (CCP) course as part of their graduation requirement.  The primary goal of this course it to increase students' career awareness through career exploration to make informed decisions regarding their future post-secondary goals, educational and career.  As part of the class, the Academic Advisors will work with students to devise a 4-Year Plan. The 4-Year Plan is an ongoing project which spans from grade 9 through grade 12, allowing students  to keep track of their graduation requirements as well as requirements necessary for college admissions.


Academic Advisors will be visited this semester's CCP classes during the first week of October in order to create 4-year plans with each student. Follow the links below for a copy of the presentations: 


2017 CCP Fall Presentation 10-3-2017.pdf


Course Pathways 9.13.17.pdf


Did you miss the Senior College Info Presentation at Back-to-School Night?

2017-18 Freshmen Parent Link Crew Presentation

Thank you so much to all the families who took the time to attend our Freshmen Parent Link Crew Presentation.  It was truly a treat to see all the excited and energized students around our campus!  The Class of 2021 looks to be a very fun and successful group of scholars, artists, athletes, and much much more!  


Please CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF of the presentation in case you were unable to attend or you simply would like an encore of the information.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Assistant Principal, Cat Nolan. 

Guidance Department


The Guidance Department Mission Statement

The Guidance and Counseling Program San Clemente High School School seeks to postively impact the lives of our students by partnering with parents, community, faculty and staff. Our program offers comprehensive planning and guidance services addressing student academic and career goals, as well as personal and social needs.  We work to give students the opportunities to acquire the educational and social competencies necessary for their growth toward lifelong success and effective, responsible citizenship for a diverse and changing world. Individuals receive assistance related to graduation requirements, academic progress, high school four-year education plans, testing, possible career options, college or career decisions, and scholarships.

Academic Assistance

Students are assigned to an Academic Advisor alphabetically, according to their last names. Students in special programs including AVID, the Auto Academy & English Learners are assigned to one Academic Advisor.  Although making an appointment is highly advised, students are welcome to stop in to see their Academic Advisor during before school, during lunch, and after school if they have questions, need assistance, or would like to schedule an appointment.

Parents may call their child's Academic Advisor between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM at 949-492-4165. It would be helpful to leave a specific time when the advisor can return your call and a direct contact phone number. Parents and students may may also communicate with their Academic Advisors through e-mail and SchoolLoop.  



SCHS School Profile



Important Dates for Fall 2017

Last Day to Add a NEW Course: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Last Day to Level Down or Drop a Non-Required Course: Friday, September 29, 2017

First Progress Report Ends: Friday, September 29, 2017

Second Progress Report Ends: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Semester Finals: Tues.-Thurs., Dec. 19-21, 2017

End of Fall Semester: Thursday, Dec. 21, 2107

Assistant Principal of Guidance & Curriculum

Ms. Cat Nolan


2017-18 NEW Academic Advisor Breakdown

AVID, Auto, & English Learners

Henry Metcalf


A-Ci, Staci Stangarone


Cj-Gla, Sheray McKeown


Gle-Koo, Stephanie Brizeno


Kop-Orr, Carol Stevenson


Ors-Sim, Sandra Spencer


Sin-Z, Stephanie Dillbeck



Andria Tsianos, Last name: A-K


Patrick Harris, Last name: L-Z




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
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