How we can help
Dedicated to creating greater access for ALL CUSD students and families through one-on-one and group counseling sessions as well as workshops and presentations, our post-secondary planning services cover topics from Best Fit College Search & Selection→Application Strategy & Assistance→Career Exploration & Planning→Financial Aid & Scholarship) and typically fall into one of these "buckets" or categories

One-on-One Counseling
  • Made online only through our Appointments and Events Page 
  • Designed for comprehensive college and career discussions.
  • Now includes Drop-In Counseling at Cal Prep Academy (date/time specific) 
  • Read the FAQs 
  • Fall Semester 11-12th graders have priority
  • Student MUST be present
  • At The Shops at Viejo, Mon-Fri
  • A collection of recorded expert presentations covering an array of college and career topics.
  • Watch replays at your convenience
  • Includes Grade Level specific topics, Career Series & Parent Education
Events & Workshops
  • District wide on campus, in- person events and online webinars
  • Online Registration through the Appointments & Events page
  • Bootcamp programs tailored to grade levels.
  • Complementary to your High School's college and career related events
  • Includes CUSD's Annual College Fair
  • Resource collection designed to support students and families at each step of the process
  • Includes guides, blogs, worksheets, videos, online tools, and handouts
  • 6 folders of "content" categories will help you navigate the process
*Spanish services available

Have a general question related to college and career?
Need a quick answer and can't "drop-in"?
Ask here & expect a response within 2 business days*.
*Questions received during the summer months may require additional response time

Grade Level
Scope of Services

Our programs are tailored to grade levels and time frames. While a student's grade level determines the
specific nature of our work together, review the sequence of activities for your grade so you know what's available and when to take advantage of these opportunities.

3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
September - May
(by appointments only)

Appointments are not available during JUNE, JULY or AUGUST. 

555 The Shops at Mission Viejo 
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(2nd Floor Food Court between Charley's & Rubios, double doors in the hallway) 

Anthony Russomanno
College and Career Coordinator

Jennifer Manzanares
College and Career Counselor
Bilingual (Spanish) 

Naomi Tran 
College and Career Counselor

Kristin Jones
College and Career Counselor

Learn more about the staff - click Counselor Profiles

To schedule a one-on-one appointment or sign up for an event, visit our Appointments & Events page.

For more details about our services and appointments, visit our FAQs page.

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