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Open Enrollment - Enroll at CVHS

A-G Requirements

 CSU and UC Eligibility Requirements**    

Subjects Years

A- History/SocSci    


B- English 


C- Math 
(Algebra I and II,


D- Lab Sci
(1 year physical
1 year biological) 


E- Foreign Language 


F- Vis Perf Art 

G- Clg Prep Elect 
(elective chosen from
any approved “a-f” course)


5 Classes Required

Must have:

English and U.S. History

Highly recommend taking Math, Science and World Language

International Baccalaureate Program

Our IB program is a comprehensive and rigorous two year program that begins in the junior year. Our IB Coordinator,  Mrs. Kubba will hold informational meetings throughout March to answer questions. 



Students interested in IB should still turn in their Fall Registration forms by the deadline with a notation that they are interested in the IB program.

Math/Science Options-Placement Guidelines


Please utilize the CUSD Placement Guidelines to establish what classes are most appropriate for your schedule next year. 


These guidelines correspond with CVHS Course Offerings, and cover all subjects! 

U.S. History Options

U.S. History

American Cultures/History Accelerated (by application)

AP American History

English Options

World Languages



Spanish for Spanish Speakers


Please review the many options listed on the Fall Course Offerings sheet.  Our Curriculum Guide  gives a brief description of each class.  Speaking with course instructors will also give students valuable information.

Model UN is by application 


Our newspaper, the CVHS Times, is looking for new staff members.


 Classes offered in the theater:


Drama Music Choral
Drama 1A/1B String Orchestra Mixed Chorus
Advanced Drama Wind Ensemble Concert Choir (Tapestry)
Actors Repertory Concert Band Madrigals (Camarata)
Drama Musical Comedy Jazz Ensemble  
Stagecraft - new class - by application    

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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