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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 identification 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!


Driver Education - Fall 2016

The registration window for the Fall 2016 Driver Education online course is now CLOSED. It will open back up again during the Spring semester.

If you submitted an application for the Driver ...more

General Guidance Info & News
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College Cafe Every Friday!

Students can come by and talk to their academic advisors about their college plans in a casual, warm environment. Advisors will have information to guide students through the college application ...more

College Applications Workshops

Academic Advisors will be available to assist students with their college applications during the following workshops. Students are encouraged to start their application at home and come prepared to the workshop with a copy of their unofficial high school transcript and any questions they need answered.  The workshop will take place before school on the following dates:


CSU Application Workshop

UC Application Workshop

 Private & Common Apps

Date:  October 10th

Date: October 17th

Date: October 24th 

When : Monday, 7:15am-8:15am

When : Monday, 7:15am-8:15am

 When : Monday, 7:15am-8:15am

Where:  Computer Lab

Where: Computer Lab

 Where: Computer Lab


Class Deadline Dates

Core Class Change:  August 26, 2016

Class Level Change:  September 23, 2016 (same subject or drop a "non-required" course

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 ...more



PSAT October 19th

SCHS 9th, 10th and 11th graders will be taking a grade level specific PSAT on October 19th during the school day. This PSAT will be provided by SCHS and will be an excellent resource to guide our ...more

FREE Career Aptitude Test 10/3 for 10th, 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 ...more

College & Curriculum Night - Wednesday Sept. 21st

SCHS Academic Advisors invite parents of current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students to attend our annual College and Curriculum Night. College representatives and Academic Advisors will be presenting information including graduation requirements, college/university admissions, financial aid, scholarships and more! Don’t miss your opportunity to hear advice from college representatives from UC, CSU, private universities, and Saddleback Community College. 


Date:  Wednesday, September 21st

            Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

            Location:  Main Gym – Lower Campus

AA visits to senior social science classes

Academic Advisors visited the senior social science classes on 9/13 and presented information regarding the following: high school graduation requirements, college information.... (applications, deadlines, letter of recommendation packets, financial aid, transcripts, college entrance tests, etc.).  Please refer to the "Senior Resources" tab on the left hand side on the main Guidance page for the "Senior Visits" flyer of information distributed to all seniors.  

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 and all AVID students are assigned to one Academic Advisor.  Although making an appointment is highly advised, students are always 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.  



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Office Hours



Assistant Principal of Guidance & Curriculum

Mr. Mahindrakar


Academic Advisors

Special Programs: AVID, Auto Academy, & English Learners

Henry Santos Metcalf


A-Claw, Staci Stangarone


Cle-Goh, Sheray McKeown


Gol-Lau, Stephanie Brizeno


Law-Pen, Merrie Christman  


Per-Stan, Sandra Spencer


Star-Z, Judy Rasmussen, Head Academic Advisor


Andria Tsianos, Last name: A-K


Patrick Harris, Last name: L-Z


School Counselor Website: 

Counselor's Corner

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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