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Capistrano Valley High School - Tours & Open Enrollment

We are an open enrollment school.

  • Students currently within the Capistrano Unified School District boundaries will need to complete an open enrollment application. 
  • Students who are currently outside of CUSD boundaries will need to complete an OC Interdistrict transfer application first and then an open enrollment application.
  • Contact us via We are happy to answer any questions you have or walk you through the process step by step.  949-364-6100 or email


Open Enrollment/School of Choice Information

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What makes Capistrano Valley High School one of the premier schools in Orange County?

Check out our college entrance rates and compare them to  Santa Margarita,  JSERRA, Mater Dei, Orange Lutheran, OLU, Crean Lutheran. Why pay more for less,  Capistrano Valley High School offers innovative and rigorous academic programs  that prepare students to be college and career ready.
Capistrano Valley High School is proud to offer a comprehensive four-year  engineering pathway. Through this innovative program, students are able to gain  a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of the principles and concepts of the  engineering process. Students will get hands-on experience applying this  theoretical knowledge in our state of the art engineering lab. This lab is  equipped with state of the art, professional grade equipment including Six 3D  printers, laser cutter, bench mill and two HAAS Automation CNC Machines. Come  see why we are the choice for high school engineering in Orange County. Orange  County Engineering Program. South Orange County Engineering.

About CVHS

COMMUNITY: Capistrano Valley High School (CVHS) is a four-year comprehensive, public high school serving a large geographic area including parts of Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano and Ladera Ranch.  The area is largely residential.  Many parents are middle or upper-middle class, college educated and professional or semi-professional.  Currently, over 25 different languages other than English are spoken at home, reflecting our diversity of ethnic backgrounds.  The community values education and expects excellence in the academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs of the school.  The school enjoys a high level of community support. 

SCHOOL:  CVHS is one of six comprehensive high schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. An additional opportunity in the district is available to 9th through 12th grade students to earn a diploma through Cal Prep, an online school. CVHS enrollment is approximately 2100 students in grades 9-12.  Capistrano Valley High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), which recognizes and validates the quality of curriculum and instruction.  In the fall of 2016, CVHS completed all necessary components of the rigorous WASC self-study review. Subsequently, CVHS received notification of continued accreditation through June 2023, verifying the high caliber of all instructional programs.


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Capistrano Valley High School is home to a full International Baccalaureate  Diploma Program. Come see why Capistrano Valley High School is the Premier high  school in Orange County.International education International recognition  Pre-university qualification Breadth and Depth Challenging Academic Programs  Critical thinking, intercultural understanding Academic Support Lifelong  learners
Founded in 1995, the Capistrano Valley High School Academy of Technology, Math,  and Science is a challenging program intended to better serve and promote  students who have demonstrated exceptional ability, interest, and or aptitude  in the areas of mathematics, science, or technology. Students from the Academy  have attended such institutions as MIT, Caltech, Harvard, Yale, Princeton,  Dartmouth, Georgetown, Rice, Stanford, the Naval Academy, Columbia, UC  Berkeley, UCLA, UCI, UCSD, Boston University, University of Pennsylvania,  University of Chicago - and the list goes on. Because of the Academy s  outstanding success in preparing students for admission to the countrys best  colleges and universities, Capistrano Valley High School is now sanctioned to  offer an International Baccalaureate Diploma program.