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8th Grade Parent Information

Important Dates for Fall 2018

Packet Pick up:

July 23: 9-12 pm

July 24: 4-7 pm

July 25: 9-12 pm

Freshman Registration:

August 3: 9-12 pm

August 6th make-up registration 9-12 pm

Freshman Orientation 8-12 pm:

August 15: A-L 

August 16: M-Z 

Parent Bootcamp:

August 2: 6:00 pm

First day of school:

August 21

Performing Arts Showcase

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Stallion Showcase

Math Placement Exam for Students Entering Grade 9 from a Private School or School outside of CUSD

MATH PLACEMENT EXAM – For students entering grades 9 ONLY!

Students who wish to enroll in accelerated math courses (geometry and Algebra II/Trig Accelerated) during grade 9 will be required by the Capistrano Unified School District to take a math placement exam; regardless of grades received in their math class during grade 8. 

  • If you took Algebra I during grade 8 and wish to promote to Geometry, you will be required to take the Algebra I math final exam. 
  • If you took Geometry in grade 8 and wish to promote to Honors Algebra II/Trig, you will be required to take the Geometry math final exam.

All exams will be administered by District math personnel at the Capistrano Unified School District Education Center.  The District Office is located at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, 92675; (949) 234-9200.   


To register for the math placement exam please visit at http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/math and locate the section titled “MATH PLACEMENT FOR STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT IN FALL 2018.” 

  • In this section the math course placement testing information, criteria dates, times and location are available for download, as well as a link to a Google form named, “MATH COURSE PLACEMENT TESTING REGISTRATION FORM.”  Parents will be required to register their child for math course placement testing by completing this form. 


Enrollment for Incoming 9th Grade Students New to CUSD

Incoming freshman students enrolling at San Juan Hills High School from a private school or from outside CUSD please see enrollment policies and proceedures at  http://www.sjhhs.org/enrollment

Criteria for taking a Zero Period Class


Criteria for taking a Zero Period Class or taking Health and/or CCP during the summer


Student Must Have an Impacted Schedule to include:

  1. AVID Program (final selection based on interview and AVID Coordinator approval)
  2. Music Program (instrumental or choral music)
  3. Advanced Drama (approval required from drama instructor Cambria Beilstein at CLBEILSTEIN@capousd.org)
  4. ASB – Must be selected for ASB by Activities Director
  5. Two Way-Immersion Program (TWI)
  6. Honors World History (must be pre-approved to take Honors English I)

Athletic Tryouts

For information regarding the SJHHS Athletic Program please visit www.sjhstallions.com/camps


AVID Interviews Thursday, April 26th here at SJHHS

Click here for more information.

Honors/Advanced Placement Power Point

At the Stallion Showcase Rob Lynde held the Accelerated/Advanced Placement Workshop for families that are interested in options for accelerated students at SJHHS. To view the Accelerated/AP powerpoint that was presented, please click HERE

Advanced Dance Production, Intermediate Dance Production and Beginning/Intermediate try-out information for the 2018-2019 school year is posted at http://www.sjhhs.org/dance


Please contact the director, Mrs. Calder, at kmcalder@capousd.org

Newspaper Class Application Form

Yearbook Class Application

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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