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General Guidance Information



As of 09/02/2015

Check school website for an updated list, changes frequently


UC Santa Barbara Wednesday 09/09/2015 Tutorial

University of Chicago Wednesday 09/09/2015 2:15pm

Oregon State University Thursday 09/24/2015 Tutorial

Columbia University Thursday 09/24/2015 Lunch

University of Oregon Monday 09/28/2015 2:15pm

Concordia University Tuesday 09/29/2015 Lunch

University of San Francisco Monday 10/05/2015 Lunch

Portland State University Tuesday 10/06/2015 Lunch

Montana State University Wednesday 10/07/2015 2:00pm

CU Boulder Thursday 10/08/2015 Tutorial

University of Montana Tutorial

Ohio State University Thursday 10/08/2015 Lunch

University of Arizona Lunch

Chapman University Friday 10/09/2015 Lunch

Boston University Monday 10/12/2015 Lunch

Colorado State University Lunch

NYU Monday 10/12/2015 1:45pm

Pont Loma Nazarene and USC Monday 10/19/2015 Lunch

Northern Arizona University Thursday 10/22/2015 Tutorial

University New Hampshire Tutorial

Arizona State University Thursday Lunch

Texas Christian University Tuesday 10/27/2015 Lunch

University of San Diego Thursday 11/05/2015 Tutorial


September-November various college and university admission counselors visit SCHS. The college representatives that visit are usually responsible for reviewing the applications that come from SCHS. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about their academic programs and admission requirements. Most visits will take place in the Little Theater. If you do not see your school of interest, check the college’s website for regional informational sessions that take place in the evenings or on the weekends in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles or the Inland Empire.  


2015-16 Guidance Team

Assistant Principal of Guidance & Curriculum, Dr. Brad Baker


Registrar, Stephanie Dillbeck,


Academic Advisors:

Special Programs: AVID, Auto Academy, & English Learners

Henry Santos Metcalf


Last Names: A-Claw, Staci Stangarone


Last Names: Cle-Goh, Sheray McKeown


Last Names: Gol-Lau, Stephanie Brizeno


Last Names: Law-Pen, Naomi Tran


Last Names: Per-Stan, Sandra Spencer


Last Names: Star-Z, Judy Rasmussen, Head Academic Advisor


Fall - Important Dates

Fall - Semester Begins

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Last Day to Make Core Class Change

Tues., September 8, 2015

Last Day to Make a Class Level Change

Friday, September 18, 2015

Last Day to Drop a "non-required" Class

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

Spring - Important Dates

Semester Begins

Monday, January 25, 2016

Last Day to Make a Core Class Change

Friday, February 5, 2016

Last Day to Make a Class Level Change

Friday, February 19, 2016

Last Day to Drop a "non-required" Class

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

Final Transcripts

Attention 2015 Graduates! To order a final transcript for the university you will attending please go to Log-on to the Parchment website (create an account if needed) and select the university or institution that the transcript needs to be sent to. If you are ordering the transcript before the end of the school year please make sure to select the option "Hold for Grades/Wait for Final Grades."

Important dates for the 2015-16 School Year

Students NEW to our district enrollment dates: 

June 11th, 8:00 -11:00 am

August 13th, 8:00 -11:00 am

August 18th, 12:00 -3:00 pm


Students/Parents Freshman Bootcamp and Student/Parents NEW to CUSD

Wednesday, August 19, 1:00pm-3:00pm

(Incoming Freshman & New Out-of-District students, all grades)

Click here for more information regarding enrollment for NEW students to the District.


Registration Packet Pick-up dates

(New & Returning CUSD students):

July 28, 9:00am-12:00pm

July 29, 4:00pm-7:00pm

July 30, 9:00am-12:00pm



Triton Walk-thru Registration dates:

Seniors - Wednesday, August 5, 8:00 - 11:00 am         

Juniors  - Thursday, August 6, 8:00 - 11:00 am

Sophomores - Friday, August 7, 8:00 - 11:00 am

Save & ExitFreshman - Monday, August 10, 8:00 - 11:00 am

Make-up (all grades) - Tuesday, August 11, 8:00 - 11:00 am


First day of school: August 25th    

Fall 2015 Course Electives for 10th-12th Grade Students

Seal of Biliteracy-deadline May 1, 2015

Seniors wishing to receive the California State Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma must complete an application and submit it to the Guidance Office by May 1, 2015. Students must meet several criteria in both English/Language Arts and the World Language they are applying for. Seniors should see their current world language teacher or academic advisor if they have any questions. Please click here for the application.

2015 Summer high school programs

Upcoming Events

2015 Fall Advisement: All current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, Advisement for the 2015 Fall semester begins on Monday, April 20th and runs through Thursday, April 30th. During this time, students will meet with their Academic Advisors individually during a scheduled appointment meeting time with their English class to finalize their Fall schedules.  It is important students review and confirm their course selections with their parents prior to meeting with their Academic Advisors as we may not be able to accommodate schedule change requests in the Fall.

Senior-to-be Night:  April 29th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Lower Campus Gym. Click here for the flyer.


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. Students may schedule meetings with their Academic Advisor by signing the appointment notebooks available in the Guidance Department located in the administration office. Although making an appointment is highly advised, students are always welcome to stop in to see their Academic Advisor during non-class time 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 8:00 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 may also sign their child's Academic Advisor's appointment notebook located in the Guidance Department in the administration office to schedule a meeting.


Parents and students may may also communicate with their Academic Advisors through e-mail and SchoolLoop.  




Semester Begins Monday, February 2, 2015
Last Day to Make a Core Class Change Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Last Day to Make a Class Level Change Friday, February 27, 2015
Last Day to Drop a "non-required" Class Friday, February 27, 2015
First Progress Report Ends Friday, March 13, 2015
Second Progress Report Ends Friday, May 1, 2015
Semester Finals Wed. - Fri., June 17-19, 2015
End of Spring Semester Friday, June 19, 2015


Semester Begins Thursday, September 4, 2014
Last Day to Make Core Class Change Wed., September 17, 2014
Last Day to Make a Class Level Change Friday, October 3, 2014
Last Day to Drop a "non-required" Class Friday, October 3, 2014
First Progress Report Period Ends Friday, October 10, 2014
Second Progress Report Period End Friday, November 21, 2014
Semester Finals Tues. - Thurs., Jan. 27-29, 2015
End of Fall Semester Friday, January 30, 2015

Tips for Senior Parents

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 2014 semester, and the fifth column represents the credits that will need to be completed during your child’s final semester, spring 2015.

By the end the fall semester of senior year, seniors should have completed 195 credits to be considered “on track” to earn a diploma at the end of the spring semester.  Students who have fewer than 195 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 19, 2015.  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,

The San Clemente High School Guidance Team

PSAT Oct 14th




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Assistant Principal of Guidance & Curriculum

Dr. Brad Baker



Sally Clanin

Last names: A - K

Patrick Harris

Last names: L - Z