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Ordering Official Transcripts

Click here to redirect you to the Parchment website to order official transcripts for your colleges.

Driver Education - Fall 2016

Registrations for the Fall 2016 Driver Education online course (October 17, 2016 through January 20, 2017) are now being accepted. This is free to all currently enrolled CUSD students who will be 15 ...more


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General Guidance Info & News

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

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 Cafe - Opening Friday 10/7


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The San Clemente High School guidance department is excited to announce the opening of our College Café!  The College Café will be a weekly event held in the SCHS library on Friday mornings from 7:00am to 7:45am.  The College Café will start on Friday October 7th and run every Friday until November 18th.  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 process, college selection process, financial aid process, provide scholarship information and more!  We will have hot chocolate and small treats available for those that stop by our College Café! Drop on by, we can’t wait to help you!

College Applications Workshops

Need Help with your CSU or UC Application?


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




PSAT October 19th

ALL 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will take a version of the PSAT on October 19th, 7:45 – 11:00 am.  Details forthcoming for bell schedule and pertinent information.


This test is FREE. If you paid for the test at registration, YOU WILL RECEIVE A REFUND. 

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 "12th Grade Resource" page under the "Guidance Website" 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.  



San Clemente High School CEEB Code


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

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!


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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