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Please visit the Athletics page for information on this week's CIF events.

Cougar Growl

Click here for the June 2013 Cougar Growl PTSA newsletter.

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Click here for a complete listing of school, district, and state discipline policies.

CVHS Music

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Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Recognition

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STAFF:  Our own CVHS FOUNDATION is offering an opportunity to two students in each grade level (9 - 12) who have demonstrated Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service to be recognized at Achievement Awards on June 4.  Students may apply themselves or be nominated by a teacher, staff member, parent or community leader. Hurry - deadline is April 21.  Application and additional details: Link

New Student Enrollment Will Be Held on May 20th at 9:00am

If you have an incoming 9th grader who has not attended a CUSD school within the last year, or is currently attending a private/charter school, you will need to come to the New Student Enrollment Day on Tuesday, May 20th at 9:00am. 

Your student must also be present at this event.  

There are several items you will need to bring with you:

  • 2 proofs of Residence:
  • Copy of Mortgage Statement or Lease Agreement
  • Copy of Utility Bill (i.e. Gas, Water or Electric only)
  • Copy of his/her birth certificate
  • Copy of Immunization Record: Every student must have a current Tdap vaccination.
  • Transcript from previous school

We ask that all incoming 9th graders arrive at 8:15am for a short reading placement test.  Your child will also meet with his/her Academic Advisor to select classes for Fall.

We look forward to meeting you and your student!

Summer Credit Recovery Registration Opens April 1st

Students needing to make up credits may register for summer online classes beginning on April 1st.  Please see the information on the district website for all available options.  Link

April 23-26 at 7pm | April 26 at 2pm
$15 General Admission
$13 CVHS ASB Card (limit one per student)
$10 Children under 10
Lap children are free
For more information, click here




STEM Career Academy Info

Click here for more information about the STEM Career Academy, beginning school year 2014-2015.

The STEM Career Academy at CVHS is a 4 year commitment in a high school engineering program. The program ...more

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Spring Parking Permit Information

Parking applications now available in the Discipline Office. Availability on a first come, first served basis. Click here for complete information.

$50 with ASB | $60 without ASB

Eligibility ...more


For the safety of our students and parents and the respect of our neighbors please remember to obey laws and follow established procedures during drop-off and pick-up of students. The Orange County ...more


As you may know, all Grade 11 students enrolled in a California public high school will take a California Standards Test (CST) in English, mathematics, history/social science and science this May. ...more

CVHS Vision | Vision de CAPO

At CVHS, our mission is to maintain a respectful, safe learning environment in which students are challenged and successful. We believe this goal is best achieved by a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes state content standards and offers comprehensive opportunities to help all students reach their educational and personal potential.

En CVHS, nuestra misión es mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje respetuoso y seguro en el cual los estudiantes sean retados y tengan éxito. Creemos que la mejor manera de alcanzar esto es a través de un currículo riguroso que enfatice los estándares estatales de contenido y ofrezca amplias oportunidades para ayudar a todos los estudiantes a alcanzar su potencial educacional y personal.

CVHS Dance Dress Code

Updated May 2013

Click here to download the full document.

The current formal dance dress code has been fashioned in an effort to create a formal dance atmosphere that is both school appropriate and ...more


There is an ICC Meeting Wednesday April 30th!!! Make sure to have your minutes! Everyone did great at Multicultural Fair!   Continue
Posted by: Amber Badley
Published: 4/16/14

CSF General Meeting 4/18
Yo CSF,   This Friday, April 18th  there will be a CSF general meeting for all current members in  B1 (the old choir room) . There are a ton of volunteering events coming up that we'll be discussing, as well as the start of... Continue
Posted by: Blake Berk
Published: 4/16/14

PTSA Beautification Day
PTSA Beautification Day is Saturday, April 26th from 8am - 12pm.     Show some pride in CVHS and help make the campus shine.   Get service  hours!!  Pizza will be provided at the end. Continue
Posted by: Steven Bryant
Published: 4/14/14


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Weekly Schedule

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Phillip O'Shea Wins CIF


Phillip O'Shea finishes his Capo Wrestling career as one of the best in school history.  Visit the Athletics page for all the details on his amazing career.

CVHS Marching Band Earns 1st place in the SCJA state championships for the 5th consecutive year!

CVHS Marching Band Earns 1st place in the SCJA state championships for the 5th consecutive year!


New On-line Student Enrollment

If your child is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.


If you observe bullying or criminal activity use the text-a-tip number to report it: 949-264-CAPO (2276)

Dress Code FAQ's

Click here for more information on the dress code

Whooping Cough Vaccination Requirement

Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California. Many students have had to miss school because they were sick. To help protect your children and others from whooping cough, a new ...more

CVHS Ranked 459th by Newsweek

Out of the 1,300 best high schools in America, Capistrano Valley HS is ranked at 459. This places CVHS in the top 2.5 % of all U.S. high schools. This is an improvement from last year when Capo was ...more

Capistrano Adult and Community Education

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