Poway High School Academic Planning

2022-2023 Incoming Freshman

Welcome Titans!

Class of 2026 - Welcome to Poway High School! We wish you all the best. The Academic Planning newsletter for incoming freshmen has a wealth of information so we encourage you to review the newsletter and links.

Good luck at Poway High!

Counseling Office

8th Grade Family Night

Tuesday, March 15th, 5pm

Poway High School

Learn information about attending Poway High School for incoming 9th graders by visiting our 8th Grade Family Night. Click here for more information; subject to change.

Dates to Remember

3/15 - 8th Grade Family Night, 5:00 pm

3/16 - Engineering Info Night, 7:00 pm, Zoom
3/16 - Online Portal Opens to Enter Course Requests

3/17 - Band Info Night, 7:00 pm, Zoom

3/21 - CRF Q&A Appointments, 2:30-4:30 pm, Zoom or in person

3/22 - AVID Info Night, 6:00 pm, Zoom

3/25 - CRF Q&A Appointments, 8-10 am, Zoom or in person

3/31 - Online Portal Closes to Enter Course Requests

3/31 - Middle schools return CRFs to PHS. Please check with your middle school for your student's deadline.

*See below for Zoom links

Course Requests

The time has come to start preparing for the 2022-23 school year. In this newsletter, you will find the information you need to fill out a Course Request Form (CRF) and enter your class requests online. The information found here and during 8th grade family night will answer most if not all of your questions. If needed, brief Q&A appointments are available to answer additional questions.


Info Sessions

Engineering Info Night
    Band Info Night

    AVID Info Night

    CRF Q&A Sessions

    We will be holding CRF Q&A Sessions via Zoom or in person for those who have questions outside the information provided at 8th Grade Family Night. Appointments will be 10 minutes in person or via the Zoom application.

    Monday, March 21, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

    Friday, March 25, 8:00 - 10:00 am

    Appointments are first come, first served. You can sign up for an appointment on the PHS website after 8th Grade Family Night.

    Elective Fair

    For students who are not sure what they might like to take for their electives, visit the website here for descriptions and presentations from teachers.

    Intra-District or Inter-District Transfers

    The District Transfer Window CLOSES 3/31. Make sure you apply before it closes.

    Intra-District Transfers

    If you are at your middle school on an Intra-District Transfer, you still need to reapply if you do not live in the boundary of the school you want to go to. If you are in the process of getting an Intra-District Transfer, please complete the CRF Worksheet and Online Registration for the school you are slated to attend.


    Please complete the CRF Worksheet for the school you are applying for an Intra-District Transfer to attend next year.


    At the top of both CRF Worksheets write that you are applying for an Intra-District Transfer and the school you are hoping to attend.


    Turn in both worksheets and submit courses online by the due dates.

    Example: If you are slated to attend Westview, but would like to come to Poway, You will fill out Westview's Course Request Form and Online Course Selection, then you will also fill out Poway's Course Request Form. At the top of the form(s) write that you applied for an IDT to Poway High. Be sure to submit everything by the due dates.

    Inter-District Transfers

    If you live outside the Poway Unified boundaries, you can apply for an Inter-District Transfer from the PUSD Office. According to the District Instructions for Inter-District Transfers, you may not know if you are approved until just before school starts in August. Be sure to follow any enrollment/registration requirements for your home school, in case your transfer is denied.

    Course Request Process for New Enrollments

    For people who recently moved to our boundaries, or who have been attending a non-PUSD school, your course request process begins with enrolling your student.

    What you will need for enrollment:

    District Enrollment Paperwork (Available in April on the District Website)

    Birth Certificate

    Immunization Records

    Most recent 8th Grade Report Card

    2 Recent Proofs of Residence

    Valid Photo ID of Enrolling Parent/Guardian

    You can begin that process here.

    Academic Planning Tools

    PUSD Virtual Courses

    Poway Virtual Courses are available to all PUSD high school students. While considering this option, keep in mind that online learning requires time management skills, motivation, and self-discipline. Click here for more information. Click here for 2022-23 course listings. Contact your school counselor if interested in virtual courses.


    For students who would like to participate in school sports, more information can be found on the Athletics page of our website here. They will have the information you need for Physicals, PE Waivers, and the Ticket to Play.

    PHS Counseling


    A - Em: Christy Brown

    En - Lea: Jerrah Smith

    Leb - Ra: Blanca Arreguin

    Rb - Z: Jerilyn Padua-Reyes

    Intervention/CTE: Karly Wardwell

    Support Staff

    Counseling Assistant: Sharon Bristow (Interim)

    Career and Guidance Technician: Jaime Brown

    Registrar: Michelle Bourget

    Scheduler: Jodie Hughes

    Student Services

    Individual support, Support groups, Alcohol/Nicotine/Other Drug Education

    Sharon Struck


    Assistant Principals:

    A-F: Gannon Burks

    G-M: Monique Kanouse

    N-Z: Aaron Little


    Richard Nash