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New Student Enrollment

Enrollment Guidelines



Confirm Address.

Click on the link below to be connected to the Capistrano Unified School District Website, this link provides an opportunity to verify your neighborhood home school by typing in your street address.

Be connected to the Capistrano Unified School District Website


Online Student Enrollment.

Click on the link below to be connected to the Capistrano Unified School District online enrollment website. Complete the information and submit on website. 

Be Connected to the Capistrano USD Enrollment Website.

Please Note – Enrollment is different than the Registration Packet.



Schedule an enrollment appointment with the Registrar by calling or emailing the Registrar @ 949-234-5997 or Please note that enrollment is not complete until the online enrollment information has been reviewed by the school.  Additional school forms may need to be completed and the proof of residency must be verified.  The school site will deem the entire enrollment process to be complete and acceptable after you meet in person with the Registrar.

Scheduled appointments take approximately 15 minutes for enrollment and 15 minutes with the Academic Advisor. Walk-ins are welcomed, however may need to make additional arrangements to meet with an Academic Advisor if the Advisor is not available at the time of walk-in. Walk-in’s must have all necessary documents and be prepared to wait if necessary.  Students who currently have an individualized educational plan or 504 plan will need to anticipate additional steps to enroll.


Class Selection.

The academic advisor will discuss classes and any other requirements with the student for class placement.

Enrollment Documents


 Verification of Identity of parent, caregiver, licensed foster agency or group home representative, or California Superior Court-appointed legal guardian

  • Verification of Identity of parent, caregiver, licensed foster agency or group home representative, or California Superior Court-appointed legal guardian
  • A Driver’s License (any photo driver’s license or CA ID Card is permitted) or,
  • A passport with photo ID
  • Government-issued document with photo ID
  • If an agent or representative of social services or foster care agency, appropriate agency identification

Proof of Residence in compliance with the CUSD board policies.

Verification of residency inside CUSD attendance area of parent, licensed foster parent, or California Superior Court-appointed legal guardian. For initial enrollment, parent or guardian must provide two documents from the list below (P.O. Box addresses are NOT accepted)

  • Utility bill (current electric, gas, or water/sew bill)
  • Current mortgage statement or rental agreement
  • Rental agreement
  • Property tax bill

If the above-described documents are not available, the parent/legal guardian may offer other documents as proof of residence.  Examples of these documents are:

  • Bank statements
  • Moving company receipts
  • Service letter from a utility company verifying residency
  • An escrow statement followed by verification of closing documents is also acceptable

Immunization record.

Proof of Immunization Records are required for certifying up-to-date immunizations for each student. Click here for an explanation of the student health requirements for school entry including TB skin testing, immunizations, and examinations. Note the new state immunization requirements for students entering Grade 7.

Immunization Record

In addition, CUSD requires tuberculosis screening for entry into preschool or before the first school entry. Therefore, if the student is enrolling from OUTSIDE the U.S.A. for the first time, a TB skin test will be required. Proof of written evidences must be provided with a Mantoux (PPD) Skin Test .  This test must be completed within the past eighteen months including results records in millimeters. If skin test results are positive, a x-ray date and statement that the child is free of communicable TB is required.


Birth Certificate/Age of Admission.

Proof of Age is required:

  • An official or certified copy of the birth record;
  • A statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth;
  • A baptismal certificate or official hospital record of birth;
  • A passport; or
  • When none of the above is obtainable, an Affidavit for Proof of Age of Minor signed by the student’s parent/legal guardian may be accepted.

Individualized Education Plan/504 plan.

A copy of the students IEP/504 plan must be provided at time of enrollment. Additional appointment will be necessary to complete enrollment


Clearance/Withdrawal form.

Students entering after the start of the school year will need to provide a withdrawal form from the prior school. This form should have the student's prior class schedule and must have a copy of any withdrawal grades if applicable.



An official transcript is preferred at the time of enrollment; however unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Please contact the student’s last school of attendance for this document.


Caregiver's Authorization.

A notarized signed Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit is required if another adult is assuming responsibility for the student with permission from the student's parents.


Immediately after enrollment, a Registration Packet may be provided to the student.  All required registration forms must be completed and turned in on the first date of attendance. 

All students must complete the registration forms every year. This includes current CUSD students who are automatically enrolled from the prior middle schools and SJHHS students from the prior school year of attendance. These required forms includes the following:

  • Parent Portal Data Confirmation Sheet 
  • McKinney-Vento Assistance Act
  • Migrant Education Program (if applicable)

Registrar - Mrs. Brown


Contact the Registrar

In Person  Monday - Friday


7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                       Last appointment at 3:00 p.m.


Guidance Department                 Admin Building Downstairs


 Guidance     949-234-5997             Front Office 949-234-5900


949-234-9849 (FAX)


Use this code for College Admissions and for ACT, SAT: 054-181

8th Graders

8th grade students who attend Ladera Ranch Middle School, Marco Forster Middle School, or Shorecliffs Middle School and are in the feeder pattern to attend SJHHS due to the attendance boundaries will NOT be required to enroll with the Registrar.  Records for these students will be automatically imported into the high school.  The SJHHS Academic Advisors will conduct the Spring course enrollment process in March to assist 8th grade students in selecting their classes for grade 9.  All students will be required to attend summer registration.

High School transfers

Student transferring into CUSD must meet all transfer policies. Transfer credits are accepted from accredited institutions only. 

Courses from the transferring district which are designated as honors courses WILL NOT receive honors credit  IF there is not a corresponding CUSD course of the same title with the same description.

2019/2020 School of Choice

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SOCCUSD School of Choice allows families the opportunity to apply to attend another CUSD school that is not considered the neighborhood school serving the attendance area.

Families should review the information provided on the district CUSD website.  Any student approved on school of choice must consider that transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.   School of Choice is only available during specific dates. Review this information

Student Records

The guidance department will provide copies of student's records in compliance with the Education Code.