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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my parent’s email account for my Student Portal?

No, each account must have a separate and unique email.


How do I indicate I want zero period?

Click on the Course Requests drop box and select Electives.

Click on Course # 7976 0 PD Request to add to courses


Can my parents add my courses through their portal account?

No, your parents can only view your courses.  The Student Portal accounts can add the courses.


Where do I find my Verification Code?

Your student ID number, telephone # and verification code are printed on the Student Portal letter you received on Advisement Day (Tues, 3/19/13). It was also printed on your fall report card. If you have misplaced your letter or report card, come up to Guidance for assistance.

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)

The library has computers available for students to use to log on to their portal. 
If you need further assistance with your portal, please come to the Guidance Office.


Parents were required to open a parent portal account as part of the registration process. Some of the tools within parent portal include: updating and keeping emergency contact information updated all year long, viewing live up-to-the-minute attendance data, viewing and printing unofficial transcripts, viewing and printing test scores including college test scores,  viewing course requests during registration and viewing current class schedule.


Students should also create a Student Portal account so that they have access to the same information and records as the Parent Portal. Students need their seven digit student ID number, an email address (must be different than their parents’), and the unique verification code that was used to create the Parent Portal account (This number can be obtained from the CVHS guidance office).  Beginning March 1st, CVHS students will use their Student Portal account to complete the course request process to choose electives. It is essential for students to have a valid Student Portal account to properly request courses. Students do not have the ability to change the data that parents enter in the Parent Portal. Information regarding opening a Student Portal account is available at

General Advisement Information

Choosing courses for Fall 2017

For with the upcoming registration for the fall semester of 2017, students in grades 9-11 will be submitting their course requests electronically. Advisement Day will be March 2nd and students will be sent home with course offerings and instructions. Course requests will be able to be submitted through the Student Portal between March 2 & March 15.  All requests must be submitted from the Student Portal account but can be viewed from the Parent Portal accounts.

Fall 2017 CVHS Course Offerings - Coming Soon Fall 2017 CCA Course Offerings - Coming Soon

It is extremely important that your student creates his/her own Student Portal account immediately and completes this process in a timely fashion.  Failure to submit a course request, electronically or in print, may result in your student being placed on a wait list for courses in high demand and/or make it difficult to get their first choice of elective classes.  You can log in to the Parent/Student Portal at  There are also helpful  FAQ’s and videos to assist you in creating your account. If you have any questions regarding creating an account you can receive assistance by emailing

Applications & Forms

Newspaper - CVHS Times - Coming Soon

Stagecraft 2017-18  

Model United Nations (MUN) - Coming Soon

Yearbook Application - Coming Soon

AVID Application - Coming Soon




Spring Advisement is in full swing. Students have received course offerings for the Spring Semester and must go into their Student Portal to add or view classes. The Parent/Student Portal can be found in the drop down menu of the "I'm Looking For...." section on our website at Portal Instructions


Most student’s schedules will not change. Examples of changes include adding a sport or a CCA (CTE, ROP) class. If you did not receive course offerings or need assistance, students are welcome come by the Guidance Office. Course Offerings


All students will meet with their Academic Advisors the weeks of Nov. 28th or Dec. 5th to discuss classes, academic progress and future course progress. Please make sure you visit the Student Portal prior to November 27th. 

Advisement ListServ Message

Advisement for Fall 2016 Course Requests


Throughout the week of March 9-13, core subject teachers (English, Math, Science, Social Science, World Languages) have applied CUSD course placement guidelines to place students into appropriate core subject courses for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers also conferred with their students about the course placement if students and/or teachers felt the placement might need additional consideration.

Yesterday, during 2th period tutorial on Tuesday, March 1st, students received a course offering list for the Fall 2016 semester as well as additional considerations for reference when completing course requests in Student Portal (which are listed below).  Beginning Tuesday, March 1th students will have access to Student Portal to enter course requests at the following link:  Aeries SIS: Portals

Course requests must be completed prior to March 13; at that time, the Student Portal will close and Academic Advisors will begin meeting with English classes for 1:1 student advisement meetings until April 1st.  Guidance team members will be available before school, during passing periods, break, at lunch and after school to answer any of your questions. If you have any questions regarding classes, see your Academic Advisor or go to the CVHS webpage: We have converted to conducting most functions electronically. You will be requesting your classes online through the STUDENT PORTAL.


·         Electives were not chosen for you. Use the course offerings sheet to choose your electives.  List an alternative elective in the Course Request screen on the STUDENT PORTAL to increase the chance of getting your desired elective!

·         Students entering the 10th grade must take 6 classes.

·         Students entering the 11th or 12th grades and are on track for graduation must take a minimum of 5 classes. However, please encourage your student to enroll in a minimum of 6 classes to ensure graduation.

o   Students entering the 11th grade with 120 or more credits are on track for graduation.

o   Students entering the 12th grade with 170 or more credits are on track for graduation.

·         Seek the advice of your teachers regarding your class selection.

·         Discuss with your parents.

·         The Academic Advisors will choose classes for students who have not completed the process. 


o   Do not plan on having a 5th and 6th period free. If you are credit deficient in any area you are not eligible to have an open period. 



You will have the best chance of getting the classes you request if you 
PRIOR TO MONDAY, March 13, 2016. 


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