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General Guidance Information & News

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School year! 

Undoubtedly, we have all experienced a unique year--each with our own struggles. We look forward to the next school year with optimism and hope as we transition back to normal. Let's make it a great year and please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need any help or support--whether it is about academic, college and career, or social/emotional needs or questions. GO COUGARS! 

Seniors: looking for a letter of rec?

 If you are applying to private 4 year colleges or universities you will likely need to complete a letter of recommendation request (not for UC/CSU).

Student & Parent Questionnaires are BOTH required. Links are below and requests must be submitted no later than Monday, October 4th, 2021.

Do you have a student portal? 

ALL students must register for a Student Portal account. Remind your Parents to register on the Parent Portal. 

To create your Student Portal account, you will need three pieces of information:

  1. Your home phone number
  2. Your 7-digit identification number
  3. Verification Passcode

Your student ID number and Verification Passcode are printed on your report card. If you not have this information, please come to the Guidance office to receive it ASAP. 

Visit abi.capousd,org to access the Portal. 

Click on Access to Parent/Student Portal.

Click on Create New Account

Click on Student

Continue to follow the steps. 


The Student Support Team at Capistrano Valley High School is committed to the school's mission to support and maintain a respectful, safe learning environment in which all students are challenged and successful. All student's ethnic, cultural, racial, socioeconomic, gender differences, and developmental and emotional needs are considered in the planning and implementing of a student centered curriculum and support services program, offering equity and access to all students. 

Our experienced and passionate group of counselors, academic advisors, administrators, school psychologist, the speech pathologist and the intervention specialist work collaboratively to provide opportunities and programs which assist all students to be college and career ready, to reach their educational and personal potential, and to become productive citizens and leaders.       

Principal, John Misustin 

Contact Us
School Counselors

A-Fi:  Darwin Vega

Fj-Ld: Kelly Waugh

Le-Rn: Jenn Candelaria

Ro-Z: Erica Crowell

SPED & EL: Julie Balhorn

Guidance Techs

Lynne Bell

Kimberly Cox

Support Staff

Evelyn Abreu, Bilingual Community Services Liaison/Enlace Bilingue Comunitario de CVHS

Jeanette Ordish, Guidance Secretary II

Debbi Townsend, Guidance Clerk

Debbie Gonzales, Registrar