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8th Grade Parent Information

CLASS OF 2024 Important Dates

Campus Tours

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Stallion Showcase 2020

February 8, 2020 

Class of 2024 Registration (Students Only)

Marco Forster Middle School - Thursday, February 6, 2020

Ladera Ranch Middle School - Monday, February 10, 2020

Shorecliffs Middle School - Friday, February 7, 2020

Class of 2024 Parent Information Night

6:oo pm - 7:00 pm

Marco Forster Middle School (Thursday, January 30, 2020) in MFMS MPR - Translation available

Ladera Ranch Middle School (Thursday, February, 20, 2020) in LRMS MPR

Fall 2020 Registration Information

Student Portal Available to Students

February 6 - March 6


Registration for all incoming 9th Grade students starts February 6, 2020.  Information will be provided to all students attending SJHHS feeder middle schools or can be accessed below. The window for registration will be open until March 6, 2020.  Students will need to access the student portal to add elective classes.

Fall 2020 Incoming 9th Grader Registration Letter 

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Instructions on how to use the student portal

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9th Grade Course Descriptions

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District Placement Guidelines 


Incoming 9th Grade FAQs 

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Campus Tours (click on image to sign up)

Dates in February are coming soon!

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 procedures at  Enrollment

2020 Stallion Showcase

The 2020 Stallion Showcase will be held on Saturday, February 8. 

Criteria for taking a Zero Period Class

Criteria for taking a Zero Period Class 

A student must have an impacted schedule to obtain a zero period. 

  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
  4. ASB – Must be selected for ASB by Activities Director
  5. Language Immersion Program
  6. Honors World History (must be pre-approved to take Honors English I)

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 Link to CAPO Math and locate the link titled  ”Math Course Placement Info for Students Transferring into the Capistrano Unified School District in Fall 2020."

  • 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. 


8th Grade QUICKLINKS   

Athletic Summer Camps

For information regarding the SJHHS Athletic Program please visit  CAMP INFORMATION

Try-out information for all sports for 2020/2021 will be available soon.


AVID Interviews will be posted here for new 9th grade students and will be held at SJHHS

AVID Interview Information for 8th Grade Students

AVID Program 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. View the Accelerated/AP powerpoint (PPT)

ASB Application

2020-2021 ASB Applications will be available on the front page and the ASB link on the SJHHS website on April 2020.

ASB Webpage


2020-2021 auditions will take place from April 2020

Sign-up on via the choral music webpage  starting April 2020


Music program

Auditions will be in late April 2020, and audition material will be posted in late March 2020

For audition material please visit the Music Program webpage.


Advanced Dance Production, Intermediate Dance Production and Beginning/Intermediate try-out information for the 2020-2021 school year will be posted at Dance information.

Dance Audition Application

Please contact the director, Mrs. Calder, at 

Pep Squad - Cheer

Pep Squad Cheer Tryout Information

Newspaper Class Application Form

Yearbook Class Application