Silverado High School

Silverado Guidance Staff

Michelle Dunn-McDermaid, Counselor
E-mail: dunnm@svusd.org
Phone: (949) 586-8800, press 2, and then 2 again. Ms. Dunn McDermaid is the school counselor for both Mira Monte and Silverado High Schools. She is on campus Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Her office is located in the main administration building.

Theresa Brummel, Student Services Technician
E-mail: brummelt@svusd.org
Phone: (949) 586-8800, press 2, and then press 1. Ms. Brummel is on campus Mondays - Fridays, 7:30a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Her office is located in the main administration building.

Pattie Gunter, Records Clerk
E-mail: LP.Gunter@svusd.org
Phone: (949) 586-8800, then ext. 3.
Located in the main administration building.

Ellen Phillips, ROP Career Specialist
E-mail: phillipse@svusd.org
Phone: (949) 586-8800, then ext. 4. Ms. Phillips is on campus Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. She is located in the Media Center, across the quad from the Silverado administration office.




Link to CAREER PLANNING LINKS





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Guidance

2013-2014 Important Dates:

Report Cards* Reporting Period
Begin End Mailed Home
1st Trimester Progress 09/10/13 10/18/13 10/30/13
1st Trimester Grades 09/10/13 12/06/13 12/18/13
2nd Trimester Progress 12/09/13 02/05/14 02/19/14
2nd Trimester Grades 12/09/13 03/21/14 04/02/14
3rd Trimester Grades 03/24/14 05/12/14 05/22/14
3rd Trimester Grades 03/24/14 06/25/14 07/03/14

*Please note: If you checked the box on the emergency card for electronic notification only, grades will not be mailed home. They will only be available through the family portal.


CAHSEE (Calif. High School Exit Exam) Information and Resources

10th graders and all other students who have not yet passed one or both sections of the CAHSEE will be tested on March 11 & 12, 2014. Click here for more information


Transfers to Comprehensive High Schools

Transfers to the comprehensive high schools from Silverado or Mira Monte occur only at the beginning of the school year or at the beginning of second semester. If you would like to try to transfer, you should speak the Ms. Dunn-McDermaid as early as possible to make a plan that will allow you to fulfill all the requirements to go back. Click here for detailed transfer information.


Community College Information

Saddleback College



Complete list of career technical programs at Saddleback

Click here for registration information for incoming freshmen Fall 2014.

Irvine Valley College


Complete list of career technical programs at Irvine Valley

Click here for registration information for incoming freshmen Fall 2014.

Announcing Fast Friday at IVC - Complete all pre-enrollment steps in one day! Offered from 8:00am - 4:00pm the followin dates: March 21, April 4, April 11, April 18, May 2, and May 9. Register onine at http://admissions.ivc.edu/matriculation/pages/friday.aspx. For more info, contact Admissions and Records at ivcadmissions@ivc.edu or 949-451-5220.

Orange Coast College

Complete list of career technical programs at Orange Coast



Click here for registration information for incoming freshmen Fall 2014.


Freshman Advantage Program - starting Fall 2014


Financial Aid Information

The FAFSA is the application form used to apply for all federal student financial aid and some forms of state and institutional aid across the nation. This form is an online application.  

The FAFSA form becomes available to the public January 1 for the following academic year. In other words, a student who wants to apply for student financial assistance for the 2014-2015 school year, can submit a FAFSA on January 1 of the year 2014. Parent financial information is required for the FAFSA and other financial aid for student up to the age of 24, unless they qualify as an independent student (see FAFSA site for special circumstances). The earlier that the FAFSA is submitted the better for the student.

NEED FAFSA ASSISTANCE?
Saddleback College has Financial Aid Workshops EVERY WEDNESDAY, 4:00-6:00pm in the Career Center (Student Services Center 140) - One-on-one help with completing the FAFSA and other financial aid. Click here for a printable flyer which includes information you will need to complete the application.

To organize your information, you can print and complete a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before you begin entering your information online. FAFSA on the Web will guide you through the questions that you must answer.

Additional financial aid resources are available on the SVUSD district guidance website.
Also, check out http://www.icanaffordcollege.com brought to you by the California Community Colleges, and check specific community college websites under "financial aid."

Silverado students should also fill out a Silverado/Mira Monte Scholarship Application. Silverado applications go to Ms. Dunn-Dermaid and Mira Monte applications go to Mr. DeLeon.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is graduation and how do I find out the details for participation?
    Click to visit the Graduation page on our website for all the details.

  • What are the requirements for graduation? How many credits do I need and in what subjects?
    The requirements for graduation from Silverado are the same as for all SVUSD high schools: 220 total credits (165 required credits; 55 elective credits); a minimum grade point average of 1.75; minimum of 8 hours of community service; passing the CAHSEE exam. See the district guidance page for details.

  • How can I find community service work to satisfy the 8 hour requirement for graduation?
    These volunteer hours (non-paid) must be with a non-profit community organization that benefits the community in some way, such as a city-run community fair, a food pantry, environmental clean-up efforts, or through a service organization like the boy scouts or girl scouts. To find community service opportunities, see the community service web page on our site or the bulletin board across from the guidance office.

  • How can I request my high school transcript from Silverado or Mira Monte High School?
    All requests for records are handled by our records clerk, Pattie Gunter. Click here for a transcript request for Silverado or Mira Monte HS. Please allow 48 hours for the request to be processed. Please note: If you are an SVUSD Adult Education graduate, you must contact the Adult Ed office to request your transcript at (949) 837-8830.

  • Will there be summer school classes this summer and how do I sign up?
    Summer school information of 2014 will be posted on the SVUSD website. Some ROP classes will also be offered, so check the ROP page on the Silverado website as well.

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