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Work permit applications may be picked up and processed at your school site through Friday, June 8, 2018.  Work permit applications for summer employment are attached to this flyer.  Summer Work Permit issuance is as follows:  
June 11th- July 26, 2018 work permits will be processed at:

College and Career Campus
31522 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5994

Office will be closed July 4, 5, 6
Days and Hours for Work Permit Processing:
Monday through Thursday (Closed on Fridays) 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Office Closed Daily for Lunch 11:30am – 12:30pm

Beginning Monday, July 30th, work permits will be issued at your home high school, and will no longer be issued at the College and Career Campus.


  • Work Permit Applications must be signed by the employer.
  • A parent or guardian must also sign the application.
  • A social security number is required to process a work permit.
  • Students need to bring the completed application along with their ID (Driver’s License, Passport, or copy of Birth Certificate).
  • The completed “official” work permit is signed by the student and taken to his/her employer.
  • Each new job requires a new work permit.
  • There is no minimum GPA required for summer work permits.  All summer work permits will expire August 26, 2018, five days after school begins.

Entertainment Work Permits:

Entertainment Work Permits will not be issued at the College and Career Campus during the summer. Procedure for obtaining an “Entertainment Permit” in the summer: Download an application at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSEForm277.pdf
During summer, the “school record” section is left blank.  Attach a copy of the minor’s recent report card.  Send completed application, including a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Division of Labor Standards * Entertainment Work Permits
6150 Van Nuys Blvd. Room 100 * Van Nuys, California 91401

Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 5/14/18

Audience: Homepage, Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Homepage, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

High school and middle school students interested in engineering will have a chance to meet with young engineering professionals in the first of CUSD's Career Connection Series, "So You Think You Want to Be an Engineer", in an online webinar format. Students and families are able to ask specific questions and gain information, insight, and perspective of their career interest, and then question panelists about college experiences and job choices.


CUSD's College and Career Counseling Center, Futurology, is developing the Career Connection Series to help students and families with making college and career choices in the convenience of their own home on their own computers.


WHAT: So You Think You Want to be an Engineer


WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


WHERE: Online Webinar


REGISTER: for a link at http://www.cusd-futureology.org/appointments-events


Panelists Include:

Elizabeth Schaack, former Dana Hills High School alumni. Elizabeth studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder for her B.S. in Environmental Engineering. She is currently a Staff Environmental Engineer at an environmental consulting firm specializing in managing risk for contaminated properties. Denver, CO

Nick Pfiel, former Dana Hills High School alumni. Nick studied at UCI received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He is now a Quality Engineer at a So Cal corporation, which focuses in developing unique optical solutions for the treatment of presbyopia. Lake Forest, CA

Sam Falkenhagen is a Stanford graduate and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Sam has worked in multiple positions for Amazon, but currently in the position as a Brand Specialist. Sam contributes improvements to the user experience for customers and provides support to drive category growth through detailed analysis of business inefficiencies and identifying solutions.

Shigeo Nakajima is a Marine, who received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering and studied at SDSU for his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Previously, Shigeo has worked with the US Air Force as a Flight Test Engineer and now as a Test Engineer at a global manufacturing company that focuses on providing fluid management and electronic control systems for aerospace markets. Irvine, CA





Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/28/18

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

READ STORY HEREStudent Builds Electric Car

Posted by: Tania Cluttey
Published: 2/9/18

Audience: Homepage, Teachers and Homepage

Futureology has over 10 FREE events/workshops to help you navigate your college and career options all in February & March. Don’t procrastinate and sign up early (some events have limited seating)!


Register @ www.cusd-futureology.org/appointments-events.

For a full events description, Click Here.



  • Parent Q&A: Athletic Recruiting Tips: Sun Feb 11 @ 6-7pm – Online Forum
  • College Bound “Dreamers”: Thur Feb 22 @ 6-7pm – District Office Board Room
  • Finding Best Fit Colleges: How To Choose – and Get Into – the College Best For You
    • Mon Feb 26 @ 6-7:15pm – Tesoro HS Theater
    • Tues Feb 27 @ 6-7:15pm – Dana Hills HS Porthole Theater
  • STEM-tacular Opportunities: Wed Feb 28 @ 5:30pm-6:30pm – Capistrano Valley HS Mall



  • College List Jumpstart Workshop: Starting March 5- March 27 once a week during lunch at Dana Hills HS, San Juan Hills HS, and Capo Valley HS. Each school will vary dates; see registration page for full details
  • Career Connections Series: So You Think You Want To Be An Engineer: Thur. March 1 @7pm – Online Webinar
  • Parent Q&A: Extracurricular Activities & Exploring Interests: Sun Mar 25 @ 6-7pm – Online Webinar
  • Mock Admissions Case Study Night & Mini-College Fair: Tue Mar 27: 6-8:15pm – SJHHS, Theater


Register for any Futureology Events at www.cusd-futureology.org/appointments-events



Your Futureology Team


And Don’t Forget To Follow Us On: Twitter. Instagram. Facebook @cusdfutureology

Posted by: Naomi Tran, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/7/18

Audience: Homepage, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, Homepage, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

High school students and their families can meet with representatives from over 130 institutions and attend breakout sessions to help navigate the college journey


WHAT: College Fair 2017 for CUSD and high school students and their families. Download the flyer, participant list, and breakout session schedule at www.cusd-futureology.org/college-fair


  • Meet with representatives from over 130 universities, colleges, technical and art schools, and military academies to learn about the many outstanding programs and options available across the country.
  • Attend breakout sessions (All sessions available in Spanish + Paying For College in Farsi)



  • Harvard, Berkeley, or Bust: Secrets of Highly-Selective College Admission (Theater)
  • Maximizing Your SAT and ACT Test Score (Black Box) Great Colleges for Students Who Don't Have Perfect Grades and Amazing Test Scores (The Mall)
  • Increasing College Readiness and Affordability via CLEP, Concurrent Enrollment, and WUE (Choral Room)
  • The Community College Transfer Process (Cougar Hall)



  • Paying for College without Going Broke (Theater)
  • Creating Your College Athletic Recruiting Game Plan (Black Box)
  • Reducing Anxiety in College Admissions & Standardized Testing (The Mall)
  • Increasing College Readiness and Affordability (Choral Room)
  • The Community College Transfer Process (Location: Cougar Hall)


WHEN: Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


WHERE: Capistrano Valley High School, 26301 Via Escolar, Mission Viejo, CA 92692


FREE SHUTTLE! Avoid the crowds and park at Saddleback College, Lot A1



Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 10/26/17

Audience: Homepage, Homepage and High School News Group

College Fair Flyer Spanish

Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17

Audience: Homepage, Homepage and High School News Group

October 30, 2017:

College Fair 2017 Free Shuttle: Avoid the crowds and park at Saddleback College. Map attached. 


College Fair Parking Map

Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 10/4/17

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

By analyzing the DNA of two prehistoric dogs from Germany, an international research team led by Krishna R. Veeramah, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolution in the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, has determined that their genomes were the probable ancestors of modern European dogs. The finding, to be published in Nature Communications, suggests a single domestication event of modern dogs from a population of gray wolves that occurred between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago.

Dogs were the first animal to be domesticated by humans. The oldest dog fossils that can be clearly distinguished from wolves are from the region of what is now Germany from around 15,000 years ago. However, the archeological record is ambiguous, with claims of ancient domesticated dog bones as far east as Siberia. Recent analysis of genetic data from modern dogs adds to mystery, with some scientists suggesting many areas of Europe, Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East as possible origins of dog domestication.

In 2016, research by scientists using emerging paleogenomics techniques proved effective for sequencing the genome of a 5,000-year-old ancient dog from Ireland. The results of the study led the research team to suggest dogs were domesticated not once but twice. The team from Oxford University also hypothesized that an indigenous dog population domesticated in Europe was replaced by incoming migrants domesticated independently in East Asia sometime during the Neolithic era.

"Contrary to the results of this previous analysis, we found that our ancient dogs from the same time period were very similar to modern European dogs, including the majority of breed dogs people keep as pets," explained Dr. Veeramah. "This suggests that there was no mass Neolithic replacement that occurred on the continent and that there was likely only a single domestication event for the dogs observed in the fossil record from the Stone Age and that we also see and live with today."

In the paper, titled "Ancient European dog genomes reveal continuity since the Early Neolithic," Veeramah and colleagues used the older 7,000 year old dog to narrow the timing of dog domestication to the 20,000 to 40,000 years ago range.

They also found evidence of the younger 5,000 year old dog to be a mixture of European dogs and something that resembles current central Asian/Indian dogs. This finding may reflect that people moving into Europe from the Asian Steppes at the beginning of the Bronze Age brought their own dogs with them.

"We also reanalyzed the ancient Irish dog genome alongside our German dog genomes and believe we found a number of technical errors in the previous analysis that likely led those scientists to incorrectly make the conclusion of a dual domestication event," added Veeramah.

Overall, he emphasized, their new genomic analysis of ancient dogs will help scientists better understand the process of dog evolution, even if the exact geographic origin of domestication remains a mystery. He expects further sequencing of the ancient genomes from Eurasia will help to eventually solve the issue.

Posted by: Brian Murrey
Published: 10/1/17

Audience: Homepage, Homepage and High School News Group
Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/29/17

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