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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

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Some CSU Application Deadlines Have Been Extended!

A note from Cal State University:


Dear applicants,


We know that the transition to Cal State Apply has been challenging. Many counselors have provided suggestions on how to improve the application and we are evaluating all suggestions so we can improve future application cycles.

We also wanted to make you aware that some CSU campuses remain open to applications after the November 30th priority application deadline. This includes several impacted campuses. The campuses that remain open are:


Impacted Campuses – Deadline Extended to December 15th

  • Humboldt
  • East Bay
  • Monterey Bay
  • Sonoma (will stay open until December 18th)

Non-impacted Campuses – Deadline may extend beyond December 15th

  • Bakersfield
  • Channel Islands
  • Dominguez Hills
  • Maritime
  • San Francisco
  • Stanislaus

To review campus deadlines please use the Application Dates and Deadlines page. The page is located at:

Cal State Apply support will also be available from December 1st through December 15th to support applicants completing their application. Applicants can contact support via phone at 857-304-2087 or e-mail at Chat functionality is also available within the application help center.



Cal State Apply Team


Triton Seniors Have Big Plans




Registration for Spring Semester


English class visits to the Guidance Office


Academic Advisors are meeting individually with each student to offer support as we move close to the Spring Semester. Students will come to the Guidance Office with their English classes during assigned appointment times. 


Seniors: Nov 13th – Nov 17th

Juniors: Nov 27th – Dec 1st

Sophomores: Dec 4th – Dec 8th

Freshmen: Dec 11th – Dec 15th


Possible changes:

Sports – We will make the change once we see an official roster from the coach, but it would be helpful to let your Academic Advisor know during your appointment so that you can look at what the change might do to your schedule.


Level down – You need to have conversations with your parents and teacher prior to requesting the change you’re your Academic Advisor.


CCA courses – Many CCA courses do not roll over from one semester to the next. You will need to speak with your Academic Advisor regarding all CCA course.


Credit Recovery/Academic Intervention – You will need to discuss all credit recovery courses with your Academic Advisor.



9th and 10th graders must have a minimum of 6 classes.

11th and 12th graders must have a minimum of 5 classes.

Requests for teacher changes and period changes will not be honored.

Interested in continuing your CCA (ROP) course or choosing a new one for Spring semester?

For the most updated list of Spring courses, please follow this link:

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

  Thurs 11/2, Wed 11/8, Thurs 11/16, Fri 12/1, Thurs 12/7, Fri 12/15


Where: Guidance Office


How: walk-in basis



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

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. 

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.  



Getting Ready for Finals

You can download and print the full schedule for Finals below as well as some great tips to prepare!





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





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
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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