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College & Career Planning


College and career guidance is one of the most important services that Capistrano Unified provides to students at its six comprehensive high schools. As stated in the California Department of Education’s "Results-Based School Counseling and Student Support Guidelines," (2007) Capistrano Unified believes that "The mission of school counseling and student support programs is to ensure a safe and supportive environment in which all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for academic, career, and personal/social development to become lifelong learners, creative thinkers, and responsible individuals."


A District-wide 6-12 Guidance Plan is structured to meet the needs of all students and direct them in course selection and career/college planning. In 9th grade all students are required to take a College and Career Planning course which assists them in mapping out a four-year plan based on their interests and personal goals. Components of this course include academic and technical skills, personal assessment, and high school/college/career planning.


Each comprehensive high school guidance office provides a series of parent education evenings to ensure that parents are well informed regarding high school graduation, high stakes testing, college admissions, financial aid, and career opportunities. Additionally, high school PTAs invite various speakers, including District officials, to speak on the aforementioned issues.


Futureology - CUSD College and Career Counseling

Need help navigating your college and career options? Futureology, a free CUSD service, is here to help you and your family make informed choices by providing personalized guidance during the process. 

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College and Career Advantage (CCA)

A wide variety of academic and career technical education programs at each comprehensive high school ensures that all students have an array of opportunities available to select paths that support their individual goals for the future. Further, students have unique opportunities to extend their learning beyond the confines of their campus through the College and Career Advantage (CCA) program, or via the Concurrent College Studies Program agreement with Saddleback College.

College and Career Advantage

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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