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Summer Work Permits

If you recently got hired for a summer job, please visit your counselor to pick up a Work Permit Application - once it has been signed by you, your parent, and employer, we can process the work permit for you. 

However, if you get hired during the summer, you can visit the SAUSD CTE website ( to request for a work permit (this step is after you have been hired).


Our Grizzly Lounge will be hosting a Summer Bridge program for incoming 9th grade students. It will take place June 4 - June 28th, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-12:00pm. Activities include:

Sign up for Summer Bridge here by May 29th.

There will also be other events this summer hosted by our Grizzly Lounge:

Follow @GFHSLounge on Instagram to learn more.

Open House - March 28

Join us for our Godinez Fundamental High School Open House on Thursday, March 28, from 6:30pm-8:15pm.

6:30-7:00pm: Join us for food and performances. Venga por comida y música. 

7:00-8:15pm: Visit classrooms throughout the evening as you wish. Visite los salones durante toda la noche como guste.

Financial Aid Late Nights

Seniors, you will need to complete a financial aid application, either the FAFSA or CA Dream Act, as part of your graduation requirements. The priority deadline is April 2nd for you to be eligible for state grants in addition to federal and/or institutional grants.

We have added more Financial Aid Late Nights in the Higher Ed Center - Mr. Bravo and counselors will be available to assist you and your family on your financial aid applications.

Please see Mr. Bravo in the Higher Ed Center if you have any questions.


February is We Care Month in SAUSD, to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and seeking help for yourself and others when needed.

If you notice that you or your friend are experiencing signs of depression or suicide, please tell a trusted adult (counselor, teacher, administrator, support staff). We are here to help.

To learn more about community resources, you can check out the We Care Wellness & Education Fair on Friday, February 16th (Student Day Off) from 2:30-6:30pm at Saddleback High School. To RSVP, visit

We Care Spirit Week will be February 20-23.

SAUSD Job Fair

SAUSD is hosting a Job Fair at Saddleback High School on Friday, February 16 (Student Day Off) from 10am-12pm - open to high school juniors and seniors! 

It’s a great opportunity to explore new career opportunities, take profile head shots, interview with companies, and receive free prizes.

For more information, visit or click here to sign up.

Dual Enrollment Opportunity - Spring 2024

This Spring, students have the opportunity to take Business Translation (BA-131), a dual enrollment class through Santa Ana College. This online remote course meets over Zoom on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:45pm. Students can earn 3 units by taking this course, and it is transferable to the CSU system.

This course is also part of a Spanish/English Interpretation and Translation Certificate program, which is 17-22 units. To learn more, click here.

Students can also take Auto 102 (Introduction to Automotive) in-person at Valley High School, starting February 2024 - classes will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm.

To sign up, please visit Ms. Hughes, our Dual Enrollment Counselor, or complete this Special Admit Form here.

CTE Expanded Learning - Spring 2024

SAUSD CTE is offering Expanded Learning Courses for Spring 2024 in:

Visit for more information, and register here. Transportation will be provided for high school students.

Classes start Monday, January 16, 2024, and end Thursday, May 23, 2024, unless otherwise stated (Monday - Thursday in person, 3:45-6:15pm). Questions about Expanded Learning? Contact the CTE Registrar (Mr. Johnson) at 714-480-4895. 

COllege Late Nights

Seniors, join us on Thursdays in October and November for our College Late Nights to get help on your college applications from your counselors. 

Location: Higher Ed Center

Dates: October 5th, October 12th, October 19th, October 26th, November 2nd, November 9th, November 16th, November 30th

Times: 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Information Needed: Social Security Number (if you have one), Transcript, Resume, Family Income and how many people live in your household.

CTE Extended Learning Fall 2023

SAUSD CTE is offering Expanded Learning Courses for Fall 2023 in:

Visit for more information, and register here.

Classes start Monday, August 21, 2023, and end Thursday, December 14, 2023 unless otherwise stated. Questions about registering? Contact CTE at 714-241-6565 and ask to speak to a CTE Counselor. 

Welcome back grizzlies

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year, Grizzlies!

For Student Schedule and Change Requests:

If you do not know your counselor, visit our Counselor Page.

Need a Work Permit?

If you need a work permit during the summer break, visit the SAUSD CTE website with instructions to submit your work permit application. 

Please note, you need a job offer before you fill out the application for a work permit.

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