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Capistrano Valley High School - Tours & Open Enrollment

We are an open enrollment school.

  • The highest ranked high school in Mission Viejo
  • 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.
  • We are happy to answer any questions you have or walk you through the process step by step.  949-364-6100 or Contact us via email

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

  • Highest ranked high school in Mission Viejo
  • Full International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • State of the art engineering lab & program
  • 21 AP courses offered
  • 17 CTE career pathways
  • Dual language immersion program
  • Academy of technology math & science (ATMS)
  • Competitive athletics programs
  • Over 70 on-campus student clubs
  • Award-winning music & performing arts programs
  • Championship Marching Band
  • A US News Best High School
  • Niche.com School Rating A+
Capistrano Valley High School is the highest ranked high school in Mission 
Viejo - US News Rankings
Admission rates 2014-16

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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