Students & Parents
Welcome to the students and parents page!
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Director of Counseling | Counselor Grades (10-12, Last Names M-Z): Lauren Yakinian
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2409
Grades 10-12, Last names A-L: Aubrey Garcia
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2300
Freshman Counselor: Kellie Galentine
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2383
Director of International Department & International Student Counselor: Sherrie Lah
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2406
Learning Success Program Director & Counselor: Mary Oliver
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2404
- SAT & ACT Prep Classes (The College Blueprint)
- Transcript Request
- Four-Year College Planning
- Bookstore Information
- Academic Handbook & Curriculum Guide
- Summer School
- Course Offerings (2019-2020)
- Graduation Requirements
- Department Flow Chart
- Technology: Orientation, Laptop Requirements, Student Emails, Canvas
- Parental Control/Network Security
- College Scholarships
CLHS students are eligible to enroll in one FREE ACT or SAT prep class. Classes are offered throughout the school year, as well as during the summer. ACT and SAT prep classes are held on campus at CLHS.
Once a student has signed up for their ACT or SAT prep class, they will also need to complete and submit the following hard copy forms two weeks prior to the prep course starting. Please submit these forms to email@example.com TWO WEEKS prior to the course start date.
- High School Standardized Test Preparation Agreement
- Parent Consent Form
- Standardized Test Preparation Course Student Information Form
Actual SAT/ACT tests are available about seven times per year and increased performance on one or both of these tests can increase college options. Students who are uncertain which test to take should contact their Counselor.
Please see your counselor for more information, for links to other helpful test preparation services, and for information related to register for either the actual ACT or SAT test. If you have any questions regarding class scheduling, times or location, please email The College Blueprint at firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Transcripts for College Applications
All Senior transcripts will be processed through Naviance. All of your active applications must have been added to your "Colleges I am Applying to" list. Click here to watch a quick video. The Graduate Records Fee of $10 includes unlimited transcript processing of senior transcripts through Naviance. Please bring your check (payable to CLHS) to the front desk with "Grad Records Fee - [Senior Name]" in the memo section. Please contact your counselor if you need any help.
Official Transcript Order through Parchment for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Alumni, & Former Students
Official Transcripts will be sent directly to the location of your choice. Creating an account is free and only takes a few steps. Click on the button below.
Used as reference point for students. Does not come in a sealed envelope. Unofficial transcripts are available at no charge from Parchment, or you may request one from your counselor.
Dual Credit Transcripts
All Dual Credit transcripts must be requested from college awarding the credit. For the list of Dual Credit Courses, click here.
Over four years, students will invest time, talent, and energy painting a self-portrait which represents not only their academic standing, but also, and more importantly, their character, leadership, and volunteerism. The mission of Crean Lutheran High School is Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, and within the context of that mission, our counselors challenge students to meet their potential and enter college and the workplace as capable individuals who represent and glorify Christ in whatever career they pursue!
College Board Code: 051298
NCAA Requirements: NCAA (Division 1 and 2) student athletes have specific academic requirements they must meet in order to be eligible to play sports in college. Open the pdf below for specific requirements. Please note that division 1 and 2 prospective athletes must register through the clearinghouse at the beginning of their junior year at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
The online CLHS bookstore offers books in both new and used formats, and in some cases you may even rent books for the year. Many of our books are available in a digital format, which allows students the freedom to access their books nearly anywhere without the hassle of carrying around the extra weight.
Where can I find a list of all required books for my classes?
Required books can be found through the bookstore link above. Once there, click on your class (e.g., Algebra I) and you will see the required texts and what choices you have for new, used, rental, etc.
What is the return policy if I change a class?
Students can return books up to 30 days after the school start date in the ORIGINAL condition that they were delivered in (new, used, etc). We would recommend not opening shrink-wrap, access cards, or writing names in brand new books/items until the student's schedule is set as these items can not be returned after being opened or used. Once they have been opened or used, returns will not be accepted since the item will not be able to be sold again. Parents will be responsible for return shipping and placing a new order if they drop a class.
In the event that you should need to return an item, please contact the customer service team at 1-877-284-6744. You can also contact them via email or live chat by visiting the Virtual Bookstore at clshs.etechcampus.com.
If you have questions, please call (877) 284-6744 or email email@example.com
Crean Lutheran High School (CLHS) offers on-campus, online, flex/blended (combination of online and on-campus) summer school classes.
Three or Six Week (on-campus/blended/online)
Semester 1: June 17-July 5
Semester 2: July 8-July 26
Four or Eight Week (online, flex/blended)
Semester 1: June 10-July 5
Semester 2: July 8-August 2
Please email any questions regarding summer school to Megan Morphis at firstname.lastname@example.org
All new students must attend a Technology Orientation. It is important that at least one parent is present during the orientation. The Technology Orientation is designed to help new students get started with Canvas before classes begin. Canvas, our Learning Management System (LMS), contains all student courses, assignments, due dates, and daily grades. Parents can create Canvas parent accounts to observe their student's grades and work.
Summer school participants can register for Technology Orientation here while signing up for summer school.
Non-summer school participants can register here or a Technology Orientation.
Technology is an integral part of the educational process at Crean Lutheran High School. The school utilizes the latest technologies to enhance education and further equip students to impact their world for Christ. To help fulfill this mission, all students are required to purchase and bring their own laptop computer that meets the Laptop Requirements. In order for students to be allowed to access the Internet and use technology systems while in school it is required that both the parent and the student read and sign the Technology Use Agreement.
Each student will be assigned a CLHS student email address. Crean Lutheran High School requires the use of student email as an effective and efficient way to improve communication between students, faculty members, and administrative staff. The primary purpose of student email is to support teaching and learning. CLHS email accounts are housed on a Google mail server, thereby giving the student access to G Suite applications (word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software) and Google Drive (online cloud storage). These features allow teachers and students to share information housed in these file areas with others at CLHS.
All courses at Crean Lutheran High School utilize technology and Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to provide a highly interactive, Christ-centered learning environment where students interact with the teacher, fellow students, and the content to master the course-specific learning outcomes. Students will use their CLHS student email account to log into Canvas in order to access course homework and grades. Parents may sign up for a free Canvas Observer account to view their student’s grades in Canvas.
Crean Lutheran High School has a firewall that blocks many websites and internet activities here at school; however, CLHS recommends that parents use tools at home, in an effort to remove distractions such as games, social networking websites, etc. While we do not provide access to these parental control tools, parents may make use of the following monitoring and blocking services.
Parental control software for iOS, Android:
Parental control software for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac:
Scholarships are a large part of the college application process. There are three different types of scholarships:
Institutional Scholarships: These are scholarships given to you directly from the institution and are normally merit or talent based. Most of these applications are tied directly to your application to the institution.
Need-Based Scholarships: The FAFSA must be completed in order to determine if you are eligible for "need-based" aid through the government, state or institution. Financial Aid Night is hosted at CLHS in the Fall of your student's senior year.
Private Scholarships: These are the most competitive types of scholarships and can be in any form. You must find and apply for these types of scholarships independently. See below for some helpful resources.
Orange County Community Foundation - Click here for over 50 local scholarships available for students!
Grand Canyon University CCSC Scholarship- Click here for details.
- Dances & Pep Rallies
- Saints Spirit Pack
- Servant Leadership Team (SLT)
- Academic Teams
- Student Ambassador Program
- Morning Announcements
- Link Crew
- Food Service & Lunch Cards (My School Bucks)
- Creanstagram (Instagram updates on student activities)
- Prayer List & Daily Bible Reading
At Crean Lutheran, we offer a wide variety of clubs as well as extracurricular opportunities in athletics and the arts. If a group of 3 or more students express interest and commit to a particular cause, project, or endeavor the students will need one full-time faculty member to be the adviser. Once the commitment is made, upon approval, club status will be granted.
All students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to serve (like Jesus!), to sample a wide range of new experiences and interests, and to find opportunity to employ the gifts our Lord has given to them in Christ-honoring and creative expression!
2019-2020 Club Commissioners: Christina Volz, Madison Kemp, Luna Schaffer
What is a Saints Spirit Package (SSP), why should I get one, and when can I purchase it?
The $125 SSP offers students:
Download the flyer and bring cash/check to Mrs. May in the Servant Leadership Team Room in the North Campus! You will need to print or screenshot your receipt on your phone to show for confirmation before getting your CLHS Spirit Shirt.
Native American Reservation Trip: September 26-30, 2019
Where: Bishop, California
What: Students and chaperones will have the opportunity to travel to Bishop with students and chaperones from Orange Lutheran High School to engage in various service projects with the Bishop Paiute Native American tribe, as well as with the larger Bishop community. Additionally, students and chaperones from both schools will spend time praying together, worshiping together, and engaging in fellowship with each other.
Please be aware that this is an overnight mission trip that will require students to miss two full days of class: Thursday, September 26 and Monday, September 30 (Friday, September 27th is an Online Learning Day).
Compton Initiative: October 19, 2019 from 6:30am-2:00pm
Students and teachers will travel to Compton, CA to serve with the Compton Initiative and hundreds of other volunteers from Southern California to help beautify the city of Compton through house painting, landscaping, and clean-up.
School-wide Service Day: January 23, 2020
The entire Crean Lutheran Saints community will be sent out in groups to perform different service projects in the Southern California area, ranging from helping our local Lutheran schools to working with local service organizations. This service day will take place in lieu of classes on Thursday, January 23.
Jamaica: April 11-18, 2020
Where: Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf, Manchester, Jamaica
What: Students taking classes in American Sign Language are eligible to apply for an opportunity to journey to Jamaica to share the Gospel with the Deaf community at the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf. Students will focus on building relationships and encouraging members of this underserved community through the use of their ASL skills. Some working ASL knowledge is preferred for this trip.
El Salvador: June 6-13, 2020
Where: San Salvador, El Salvador
What: Crean Lutheran will send a faculty-led team to San Salvador, El Salvador to work with Sus Hijos, a Christian non-profit organization focused on serving the orphans and foster-care children of El Salvador. Students will visit centers and orphanages to be the hands and feet of Christ to these children. They will also engage in homeless and hungry feeding ministry in the city.
Outreach Coordinator, Mr. Ryan Fink
If you have any questions or would like to participate in any of the above opportunities or trips, email Mr. Ryan Fink at email@example.com
As each of you has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
Ambassadors represent Crean Lutheran High School by assisting with shadow days, admissions events, marketing design and communication, chapel events, church outreaches, phone calls, and interfacing with donors. In addition to their outreach and service opportunities, Ambassadors attend 8 professional development training meetings throughout the school year. If you are a CLHS parent, and are interested in sharing with these students in the during the school year, please email Caitlin Palmer at Palmer@creanlutheran.org.
If you would like to join the Ambassador Program please complete the form by clicking here.
Commitment: Approximately 1 hour per week (a total of 14 hours in the first semester and 14 hours in the second semester).
Questions: Email Ms. Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the beginning of every 2nd block of the day, morning announcements will be broadcasted to our community of Saints. If you have an announcement you would like read, please fill out this request form. We must have your request by 8:45 a.m. to be read the same morning.
- Donna Marie at email@example.com 949-407-4399 x104
- MySchoolBucks at 1-855-832-5226
- Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com to register and set up your student account(s). A confirmation email will be sent to the address you provide; click on link included in the email to activate your account.
- Activate your account and begin adding your students. You will need their school name and student ID number.
- The first is through the www.myschoolbucks.com web site. Add funds to your students’ accounts with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, or electronic check. The payment will be deposited into your student’s account within 24 hours. There is a $1.95 per transaction fee and a $120 maximum payment.
- You can also drop off a check at the front desk. There is no fee for this and it will be deposited into your student's lunch account within 24 hours. Please be sure to always put the student's name and “lunch account” on all payments to ensure payment is credited to the right account.
- Tuition & Fee Payment Instructions (FACTS)
- Financial Aid Introduction
- Financial Aid Options
- I want to apply for Financial Aid
Every family is required to have a FACTS account to pay tuition, re-enrollment, and other fees. Tuition payments are due on the first of every month (delinquent after the 10th). A $30.00 late fee is charged if a payment is received after the 10th. If you are submitting payments by check, please allow three to five business days for processing. You will receive a confirmation email once you select your payment plan.
Option 1: Pay the incidental fee by the listed due date online through FACTS or submit a check to the front desk.
Option 2: In your FACTS account, select AUTO PAY to allow incidental fees to process automatically on the due date.
If you have not set up your FACTS account, please email Pam Pindroh, Director of Student Accounts and Financial Aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a returning CLHS family with a current financial aid award, you have 3 options in regard to your upcoming financial aid award. There will be a 2020-21 Financial Aid Options form added to your FACTS account for you to select your option. Please review the options listed below and then sign into your FACTS account. Once you are signed in, click on 2020-21 Financial Aid Options form on the right side of your home screen and complete this form by Monday, December 3. Failure to make a selection by the deadline may jeopardize the school’s ability to guarantee the current financial aid award. If you do not have a FACTS account set up, please contact Pam Pindroh, email@example.com, or 949-387-1199X2419.
Financial aid is awarded individually to each enrolled student. If you will have a change in the number of enrolled students due to a new incoming student, you have the option to accept the same financial award for your new student that you presently have for your currently enrolled student (option 2) or you can apply for additional financial aid (option 3). If you have a 2019-20 graduating student and a returning student, your financial aid award will be reduced due to the fact that financial aid is awarded per student and you will have one less student in attendance.
1. NO FINANCIAL AID
Pay it forward: If the Lord has blessed your family and you do not anticipate needing financial aid next year, please let us know so we can use those funds next year for a deserving family with financial need.
2. SAME FINANCIAL AID
No Financial Aid Application Required: Families who feel their current financial aid award, per student, is sufficient do not need to complete the FACTS financial aid application. You need only select this option in FACTS to designate your acceptance of your 2019-20 financial aid award, per student, for the 2020-21 school year. Financial aid awards will automatically be deducted from the 2020-21 annual tuition in FACTS.
3. ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID - FACTS
Application Required: If your financial circumstances have changed and you wish to request additional financial aid, you must complete the FACTS financial aid application by December 31. You can start your application by using your current FACTS login credentials at online.factsmgt.com/aid and then click on the green Start Application link.
- Click on the green "Start Application".
- The FACTS application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program, allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at a later time. You will need to provide information on your income, expenses, assets and liabilities as well as answer some general questions.
- You will need to submit the $35 application fee directly to FACTS. Please note: Credit cards are accepted for the financial aid application fee, but are NOT accepted for tuition and fee payments.
- After completing the FACTS online application, FACTS will provide instructions to submit your 2019, or 2018 if applicable, tax return information and applicable tax documents.
- W-2s. You will be required to mail or scan these documents to FACTS. DO NOT drop off or mail your tax returns to Crean Lutheran High School.
- Moms in Prayer
- Treasure the Truth Committee
- Senior Breakfast Parent Volunteers
- Golf Classic Committee
- Advancement Cabinet
- Shutterbugs (Photographers)
- Advancement International Liaisons
... and Jesus Christ being the Cornerstone... Ephesians 2:20
Email Nichole Deol at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
...Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints... Ephesians 6:18 Come pray with other Saints parents as we pray for the ministry of the school and lift our children before the Lord that He will empower them to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.
The Moms in Prayer Group meets on Fridays from 8:45-10:00 a.m.
If you have any questions, please email Nicole Deol at email@example.com
The Treasure the Truth Dinner Committee assists with the school’s largest engagement event, the Treasure the Truth Benefit Dinner, at the beautiful Island Hotel in Newport Beach, on Saturday, November 2 and is a fun way to get involved and meet new friends at CLHS. There are plenty of opportunities to serve before and on the day of the event. Committee meetings begin in the Fireside Conference Room starting Monday, August, 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Email Nichole Deol at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Saints Golf Classic Committee assists with the annual golf classic held at Tustin Ranch Golf Course on May 1, 2020. This is a wonderful way to support Saints Athletics while having fun with friends. We are asking for two parents from each team to represent each sport and help during the day of the event.
To join this committee, email Nichole Deol at email@example.com.
The Advancement Cabinet is a group of highly committed parents, alumni parents, and alumni students who desire to serve the school by engaging others to support the mission and vision of Crean Lutheran with their time, talent, or treasure. Their input is vital to the future direction of the school as we endeavor to educate and engage all families in the CLHS community. For more information, email Jacquie Antoun at firstname.lastname@example.org
To chronicle, promote and archive the school, Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Academics and other significant events, as ambassadors for Crean Lutheran High School through photography.
Who we are
The Saints Shutterbugs are a CLHS-sanctioned group of students, parents and school supporters who have a talent and passion for still photography.
What we do
Capture photographic images of CLHS Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Academics and other significant events, and make this media available to school staff, students, athletes, performers, and their families, through the school’s photography website.
Why we do what we do
To glorify God and to uplift and support Crean Lutheran students, athletes and performers in their endeavors, whether at Academy League or school-sponsored events, by creating an archival record of their accomplishments.
How do I join? email:
Wendy Rueter at email@example.com
Ted Rigoni at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advancement Department is pleased to have Sharon Tu and Kristy Lee on staff to embrace and assist our international families as part of the Crean Lutheran community. If you would like to volunteer please register here or you may contact us with questions below:
- Parent & Student Handbook
- Parking Permits
- Dress Code & Uniform Policy
- Substance Abuse Prevention Policy
For the 2019-2020 school year, parking options are as follows:
- Seniors who receive a permit can park on the main campus. The lot can accommodate most but not all applicants. Parking permits will be issued to those who submit a parking permit application on a first come, first served basis. Once the lot is full, Seniors will be able to apply for a permit for the Athletic Complex.
- Juniors can apply for a permit to park at the Athletic Complex on Portola Parkway. This is a restricted permit; there will be 3-4 days during the year when faculty and staff need to park there and students will have to make alternative arrangements.
- There is no parking available to Sophomores and Freshmen.
Parking Permit Application
To apply for a 2019-2020 Parking Permit, please follow these steps:
- Take the IPD Smart Start driving class once. (There are no more Smart Start classes scheduled for the 2018-2019 school year. The next classes will be in August, 2019.)
- Print and fill out the required application: Senior Permit Application or Junior Permit Application
- Include a copy of the student's driver's license
- Include a copy of the student's proof of car insurance
- The $30 application fee (cash or check made out to CLHS with Parking Permit in the memo) will be due when your permit is issued.
- Submit the application, copy of license, and insurance to the Front Desk or the Dean's Office
There is no guarantee that students who submit an application will receive a parking permit.
- Senior Portraits
- Senior Breakfasts
- Senior Deadlines
- Graduation Ceremony Details - May 30, 2020
- Contact & Event Reminders
All Seniors must take their portraits through South Coast Photographic. We ask that your appointment is scheduled by the end of September so that there are no delays in the yearbook department. Make your appointment online or by phone.
Anaheim Studio: 714-630-8584
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Lake Forest Studio: 949-699-0199
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Join the rest of the Class of 2020 for a free and fun fellowship opportunity every month!
Parent Volunteer Opportunities: Sign Up Here.
Questions? Email Doreen Bharwani email@example.com
Senior Breakfast Dates
September 20 (blue)
October 25 (gold)
November 15 (blue)
December 6 (gold)
January 10 (blue)
February 21 (gold)
March 13 (blue)
April 24 (gold)
May 15 (gold)
Please note, all senior activities, including graduation ceremony attendance, are subject to our Graduation Hold Policy. This policy states that if there are outstanding financial items, your student may not participate in any or all senior activities. Items that are prepaid may be non-refundable, depending on the vendor.
GRADUATES EAT BREAKFAST
Graduates please take the time to eat breakfast and drink water prior to arriving at the Saddleback Worship Center. You will need energy as you cross that stage and we do not want anyone to grow weak or faint.
7:30 a.m. Graduates arrive.
Graduates report to the Saddleback Worship Center and should Park in the Worship Center Lot. Crean Lutheran staff will be there to guide you.
Seniors will have rooms to robe and prepare. These rooms will be separated by gender. Crean Lutheran staff will direct seniors to these rooms the morning of graduation and will share the exact location during graduation rehearsal.
The graduation service will be live streamed in the pavilion area located near the courtyard which is designed for families with small children. The total service time will be approximately 2 hours. The traditional class cap toss photo will take place immediately following the recessional.
We ask that families only save 15 seats. Seating is first-come, first-choice, and we ask families to cooperate and only save the minimum number of seats needed, not to exceed 15. The total capacity for seating will be 1,900 chairs and additional 1,000 tiered seating (bleacher style) in the rear of the Worship Center. Outdoor seating with live feed screens are also available near the baptismal pool on the North side of the Worship Center.
Guests are encouraged to park in the Worship Center and Bridge Lot on the Saddleback Church Campus. These two lots are closest to the Worship Center. Handicap parking is located in various locations and plentiful designated spots are North and East of the Worship Center. Guests should be aware that parking is first-come, first-choice, after the Worship Center Lot and Bridge Lot fill there are many outlying lots for parking. Although there is a drop off area, there will not be a shuttle running that morning. Please note that guests should allow for a 10-12 minute walk to the Worship Center, depending on location.
Students will be provided with information relating to dress code at rehearsal and when they pick up their graduation cap and gown. A dress code inspection will take place prior to student’s robing, and the class procession. Those students found to be out of dress code will not be allowed to participate in the service/ceremony. Be sure that your robe fits prior to the ceremony. Have it steamed or ironed (very low heat only or toss in dryer on low for a few minutes watching closely) and hang it so it remains wrinkle free. Please be careful to have all the parts of the graduation attire required with you on graduation day – gown, cap, tassel, and any honors cords applicable. Students will be allowed to wear CLHS honors cords (NHS & CSF), CLHS stoles, and flower leis. Other accessories will not be permitted. Please note that CLHS respectfully requests the following dress code for this service:
Girls should wear a dress. Please do NOT wear shoes that may trip you and cause a fall. There are stairs to navigate to the stage and from the stage area. Please be prepared with bobby pins, etc. to keep your cap on. (Try your cap on ahead of time to see that it fits.) No jeans, shorts, casual wear, flip flops or beach shoes allowed!
Boys, please wear dress pants, nice shirt, TIE, and preferably dress shoes. (Try your cap on ahead of time to see that it fits.) No jeans, shorts, casual wear, flip flops, or beach shoes allowed!
Diplomas are handed out after the ceremony. Diplomas may be withheld for the following reasons: monies owed to CLHS, unmet Saturday School obligations, graduation service disruptions, or deficient academic credits. Diplomas will not be handed out in the ceremony – folders only. Those receiving diplomas may pick up their diploma at the information areas located at a table in the courtyard outside of the Saddleback Worship Center under the white canopies.
Personal photographs should be reserved for before the reporting time or after the graduation service. Please do not plan on taking pictures during the time the graduates are to be in their preparation rooms and preparing to process. South Coast Photographic, a professional photographer hired by CLHS, will capture all graduates while receiving their diploma on the stage. A professional videographer will also capture the service and provide a DVD, which will be available for purchase.
Flowers and leis will be available for pre-order, and delivered to the ceremony for your convenience. A limited supply will be available for sale the day of the service.