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8th Grade Information

Academic Advisors 
alpha breakdown by last name

Lynne Bell A-Da

Vanessa Coleman Db-H

Kimberly Cox I-Mi

Jenn Candelaria Mj-Sa

Erica Crowell Sb-Z 


Student Portal Open For Registration 2021-2022

February 2 - February 28 

Registration for all incoming 9th Grade students from our feeder middle schools starts February 2, 2021.  Information will be provided to all students attending CVHS feeder middle schools or can be accessed from the link on the right. The window for registration will be open until February 28, 2021.  Students will need access the student portal to add elective classes.

Academic Advisor Middle School Visits (Virtual) – during the school day – Students only

  • Carl Hankey Middle School – Tuesday, February 2nd 
  • Marco Forster Middle School – Wednesday, February 3rd 
  • Newhart Middle School – Thursday, February 4th

Parent Information Meetings (Virtual) - links coming soon

  • Tuesday, January 26th @ Carl Hankey Middle School – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 27th @ Newhart Middle School – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 28th @ Marco Forster Middle School – 6:00 pm
New Student Enrollment 


CUSD On-line Student Enrollment allows you to begin the enrollment process for students who live within the district boundaries.  You must have a valid address in the cities served by Capistrano Unified to use this system. For information on enrolling a student who  is currently attending and will be transferring schools within CUSD, contact the office at the appropriate school assigned to your residence to have your records transferred. Please do not complete the Online Enrollment process.

On-line Enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available February 5, 2021.

Please note that enrollment is not complete until the On-line enrollment information has been reviewed by the school. Additional school forms will be needed to be completed and the proof of residency must be verified. The school site will deem the entire enrollment process to be complete and acceptable after you meet in person with the Registrar. 


 Parents of district students (CUSD) who would like their child to attend a school other than the school serving their neighborhood, should follow the process outlined under the School of Choice.

School of Choice Application Period

The window for applying for a SOC for the 2021-2022 school year is currently open. The SOC window will be open from February 1, 2021 to March 5, 2021.  Parents will be notified of SOC status in approximately two months after SOC window closes.

Math Placement Information for students NEW to CUSD 


Academy of Technology, Math and Science

This accelerated program is designed for those students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and interest in the areas of mathematics, science and/or technology. Students must have completed Geometry prior to the 9th grade and meet the criteria to be enrolled in Honors English I, Honors Algebra II/Trig and Honors Biology.

STEM Engineering

Our engineering program is a career academy that addresses relevant, real-world problems from the framework of science, engineering, design and technology (STEM). Activity and project-based curriculum 4 year program; enrollment in 9th grade year is essential. There is no math or science prerequisite – anyone may enroll.   


This nationally recognized program is designed to help bright, motivated students in their completion of college prep coursework while in high school, and to prepare these students to apply for 4 year colleges or universities directly from high school. AVID is a four-year elective class for students with academic potential. Application and interview required. 

Two Way Immersion

Two Way Immersion - Spanish (TWIS) Program has the goal of preparing our language students to achieve high level proficiency in both languages (English and the partner language, Spanish), along with academic biliteracy, critical thinking skills, bicultural awareness and sensitivity and appreciation.