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

You’re invited to join us at our 2nd Annual CUSD Innovation Showcase, Wednesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Capistrano Valley High School’s “Cougar Mall” in Mission Viejo. See the attached flyer.


Come and learn about CUSD’s extraordinary educational programs, pathways, and choices for CUSD families. All families are welcome. Please spread the word to families with children ages one and up!


The event will include breakout sessions, school, and program highlights.


Attend Breakout Sessions (30 minutes each) - Spanish translation available:


Looking for resources for a student? Family Resource Center can help –– 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Join this session to learn about the free Family Resource Center that can provide families and the community information about interventions, reference materials, online and in-person resources, and information to support the individual needs of every student!


Career Technical Education––Your Pathway to College and Career Success –– 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Attend this informative session about the exciting career courses available throughout the district on middle and high school campuses. We offer pathways in 14 career areas with hundreds of hands-on classes and labs. Areas such as Engineering, Robotics, Aviation, Surgical Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Careers, Sports Medicine, Video Production, Theatre Performer, and many, many others. Join us for a virtual tour!


Need help navigating your college and career options? Futureology can help –– 6:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Join this session to learn about a free CUSD service that helps families make informed choices by providing personalized guidance during the college and career planning process. Understand the types of counseling, workshops, and resources available to ALL CUSD students.


CUSD Schools and Programs to be Highlighted:


  • School of Choice Information 
  • Seven #CapoForward Schools and their programs (Del Obispo, Hidden Hills, Kinoshita, Lobo, Marblehead, RH Dana, and Wood Canyon) 
  • Preschool Programs/Early Childhood Development 
  • Tijeras Creek Elementary (STEM) 
  • Harold Ambuehl Elementary 
  • Wagon Wheel Elementary 
  • Carl Hankey K-8 IB Academy 
  • Capo Valley HS (Film, Robotics & Engineering) 
  • Dana Hills HS 
    • South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA) 
    • Health and Medical Occupations Academy (HMO) Program with Kaiser Permanente 
    • Monarch Beach Resort Culinary Arts Program
  • Full-day kindergarten programs: Meet with representatives from full-day kindergarten schools
  • Secondary Programs
  • Family Resource Center
  • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
  • CIF/Sports Information and Eligibility
  • Language Immersion Program Information
  • Futureology College and Career Counseling 
  • College and Career Advantage and Career Technical Education 
    • Middle School Career Technical Education Investigation Labs


We hope to see you on Wednesday, January 23. Please visit capousd.org for more information on our showcase schools and programs.

Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 1/11/19

Audience: Homepage, Webmasters, Homepage and High School News Group

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

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