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  1. Please contact the Guidance Office Clerk/Registrar to confirm your neighborhood school or 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.
  2. Enrollments are done by appointment only during the school year and summer. Please follow the directions below to schedule an enrollment appointment.  (Please Note – Enrollment is different than Registration.)                                        
  3. The Academic Advisor will discuss classes and any other requirements with the student for class placement.                                       
  4. English and math placements are made by using district placement guidelines.  All new freshman students to CUSD must take a math placement test to determine course placement.

New Student Enrollment for 2018-19 School Year

Student enrollment information for students NEW to Capistrano Unified School District


Please confirm that you reside within the Tesoro High School attendance area prior to making an appointment to enroll your student.  We frequently have students arrive to enroll only to find out they are at the wrong school.  We are happy to assist you in determining the appropriate school site for your student.  Feel free to contact the Guidance Department at 949-234-5319 if you have any questions.


Students new to the district are required to take an assessment for Math for placement purposes:

Please click here for district math placement guidelines


Step 1:  Please complete the on-line enrollment at: print out a copy of the completed form. 


Step 2: The following documents must be emailed to the appropriate Academic Advisor before an appointment will be scheduled:

  • Two (2) different utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water, cable) as proof of residence
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Unofficial transcript or most recent report card
  • Online enrollment documents 

Step 3:  Schedule an appointment by email with your student’s Academic Advisor (assigned by first letter of student’s last name):

A-Deu             Ms. Young (

Dev-H             Mrs. Arlotti (

I-Mic               Mrs. Acosta (

Mid-Sam         Ms. Wada (

San-Z             Mrs. O’Donovan (


Academic classes and any other requirements for class placement will be discussed during the appointment.



You will need the following information to enroll your child at Tesoro High School:

  1. Proof of Residence
    n compliance with the CUSD board policies. Residency of a student shall be verified through two different, curently dated utility bills.
  2. Immunization record
    Students must meet all immunization requirements to be enrolled and attend classes. New students may be able to contact the prior school of attendance to obtain these records. Current CUSD students may request these records by clicking on the link below or contacting the Registrar's office. Students will not be allowed to enroll unless there is a current and up to date immunization record.
  3. Birth Certificate/Age of Admission
    Students enrolling for the first time in a CUSD school must provide proof of age with a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport or immigration certificate.
  4. 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 include any withdrawal grades if applicable.
  5. Transcript
    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.
  6. Online Enrollment Documents 

Additional paperwork that may be required:

  •  If you are assuming responsibility for a child with the permission of that child's parents, you will need to complete a Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit. Forms are available at the school from the Registrar. The form must be completed prior to the registration meeting with the academic advisor.
  • If your child needs Special Education, please bring a copy of the latest I.E.P. (Individualized Education Plan)
  • If you are requesting Honors placement, please bring certification and placement recommendations from the previous school.
  • If English is the student's second language, contact CUSD for a preliminary assessment at: (944) 234-9200.

You may wish to confirm that you reside within the Tesoro High School attendance area prior to making an appointment to enroll your child. We frequently have students arrive to enroll only to find out they are at the wrong school. We are happy to assist you to determine the appropriate school site for your student(s). Please call the registrar if you have any questions at: (949) 234-5310.


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

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, Parent and Students are required to use the Parent Portal to update Student/Parent/Contact Information. All students must complete the registration forms every year. This includes current CUSD students who are automatically enrolled from the prior middle schools and Tesoro students from the prior school year of attendance. These required forms includes the following:

  • Student Information Card/Emergency Card
  • Student Ethnicity/Race
  • Acknowlegement Card
  • Voluntary Drug Testing Program Form
  • McKinney-Vento Assistance Act
  • Migrant Education Program (if applicable)

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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