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Academic Advisors

It has been my pleasure to have raised my children in the Capistrano School District. I truly believe our schools offer everything our children need to be successful and excel in their areas of interest. I have been fortunate to have been working for CUSD since 2000 and here on the DJAMS campus beginning in the 2003-2004 school year.

Feel free to give me a call at 362-0348 or send me an e-mail at: if you have questions and I will be happy to work with you.

Answers to a few common questions:

My child is in the 6th grade wheel, how does that work?
Approximately every 10 weeks children will rotate from one elective to the next and will have all four of our introductory electives: Intro to Art, Intro to Computers, Intro to Drama and Intro to Home Arts.

My 7th grader is in the 7th grade semester class. What will they have next semester?

7th and 8th grade semester classes 5th period:

Aug 22         2nd semester begins January 8

Computers   next class is    Home Arts

Home Arts    next class is   Computers


Aug 22         2nd semester begins January 8

Drama          next class is    Art

Art                next class is    Drama


7th and 8th grade semester classes 6th period:

Aug 22         2nd semester begins January 8

Art                next class is  Computers

Computers   next class is  Forensics

Forensics     next class is   Art

Capistrano Unified School District High School Graduation Requirements:

5 units of credit per semester:


Social Science             3 years               30 credits

English                         4 years               40 credits

Math                             2 years               20 credits

Science                        2 years               20 credits

Physical Education       2 years              20 credits

Fine art or                    1 year                10 credits

World Language

College & Career Prep  1 semester        5 credits

Health                           1 semester         5 credits

Electives                                                 70 credits            

Total credits to graduate high school         220


A – G College Entrance Requirements:

The CSU and UC Systems require the following college preparatory pattern of classes

(referred to as the “A-G” course requirements) for admission. Must earn C or better in each class.


A.  History and Social Science     2 years (1 year U.S. History and 1 year Social Science)

B.  English                                    4 years

C.  Math                                       3 years (4 years recommended)

D.  Laboratory Science                2 years

E.  Foreign Language                  2 years (must be the same language)

F.  Visual and Performing Arts     1 year

G.  College Prep Elective            1 year


For more resources on preparing for high school and college:

CSU mentor

University of California admission


A few more great resources are:

Collegeboard and CA Careerzone 

Mrs. Wojo

Jennifer Fischer

Ms. Fischer

I have been fortunate to be working here at DJAMS for four years.  Along with being the 6th grade academic advisor, my responsibilities include student interventions and character recognition.  My husband and I have lived in Orange County for the past 14 years and keep busy with our two wonderful boys.  I have a Masters degree in Psychology and a School Counseling Credential. I love my job and working with middle schoolers! Feel free to contact me at or 949.402.2306.