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Senior Events & Graduation Information
Senior Scholarship Survey
Senior scholarship information is important data that we are required to collect on behalf of PUSD. Seniors who have been awarded or received any scholarship money for college should fill out this survey, even if they rejected the scholarship.
Seniors and their families have access to our google form to share their grants/scholarship offers. In the case your student did not receive grants/scholarships, the survey offers a question for you to share that information with us. Please let us know if you have any questions! We appreciate your time and effort with this end-of-the-school-year request.
Senior Scholarship Survey Link
The deadline is May 14. Thank you!
Enrollment will open on Wednesday, May 5!
For families who already have students in the district, or who were previously in the district, you will use your parent log-in for the process. If you can’t remember your password or username, you can retrieve or reset them at https://password.powayusd.com. Families who will be new to Poway Unified will create a log-in during the process.
The district shows 5 learning options for students, but there are actually only 2 options for high school. They can be on campus full time, or they can enroll with New Directions, which offers independent study. With either option, your student can opt to take Poway Virtual Courses in conjunction. If you would like your student to be virtual next year, you will choose New Directions. Students who choose Poway High and Poway Virtual Courses, will have to be on campus for at least 3 classes per day. You can find more information on our Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/COTBaeunFlu/?igshid=1kr1dlwl8o8gf. New Directions students will still have Poway High listed as their school on their transcript and they will be allowed to participate in our sports teams and clubs.
Documents you will need for enrollment:
1. Birth Certificate
2. 2 Proofs of Residence
3. Valid Parent ID
4. Immunization Records
5. Transcript of all high school courses taken, or most recent 8th grade report card if your student is still in 8th grade
6. If your student has an IEP or 504, you will need your most recent copy of the plan.
The computer gives you an option to turn in paperwork at a later time, but I want to give you a heads up that any documents missing from the online submission will hold up the enrollment process, so you will need to turn them in as soon as possible.
The enrollment page on the website is here:
On Campus AP Exam Schedule:
Wednesday 5/4 - English Lit
Thursday 5/6 - US History; Computer Science A
Friday 5/7 - European History
Monday 5/10 - French
Tuesday 5/11 - Spanish Language; Psychology
Wednesday 5/12 - English Language
Friday 5/14 - Biology; Environmental Science
Monday 5/17 - Computer Science Principles
Monday 5/24 - Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Physics
Monday 5/25 - Chemistry; Statistics
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Month. It is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. Now, more than ever, it is critical to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles, because that stigma often prevents individuals from seeking help.
The Counselors are available for any student seeking help.
For resources and information, you can visit the following sites:
Counselor Zoom Office Hours
Audits Happening Now!
Poway Virtual Courses - 2021-2022
With either option, they are able to take Poway Virtual Courses, but only New Directions offers a fully virtual setting. If you would like to be virtual next school year, please contact your counselor to go over the options.
Interested in learning what Peer Counselors do?
PUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) Expo Online
Poway Unified is taking its Career Technical Education (CTE) Expo online Wednesday, May 26th, 4-6 pm! This annual showcase of learning outcomes will feature an unprecedented variety of our pathway programs, including details about early college credit opportunities, and featuring live student testimonials!
The CTE Expo is always a "can't miss" event, and we think you'll enjoy the virtual version even more. By registering early, you'll have access to preview sessions and learn about pathway offerings. (If you've never attended an in-person CTE Expo, check out this video created by PUSD interns. Register HERE.
Students who need some help with their classes can sign up for after school tutoring with student volunteers on Zoom or Discord. Please visit the following link to sign up and see dates and times available:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4dacaa23a5fe3-signup
North County Lifeline - FREE Group Parenting Classes
North County Lifeline offers FREE Parent Education workshops in English and Spanish. The parenting classes are an 8-week course via a virtual setting and parents are asked for full participation. Parents that are interested need to call them directly for more specific information and the start dates for the new series.
Interested in attending Bates, Davidson, Oberlin or Occidental College?
- Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, Occidental - Student Program
Tuesday, May 4 at 8:00 PM EDT (5PM PST)
- Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, Occidental - Student Program
Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00 PM EDT (5PM PST)
- Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, Occidental - Student Program
Thursday, May 20 at 8:00 PM EDT (5PM PST)
Cafecito con Colegios #2 – Financial Aid
¡Vuelve Cafecito con Colegios! En la segunda instancia de la serie de seminarios web en español de WACAC, los delegados de WACAC Nitzya Cuevas-Macias y Julio Mata moderarán un panel de discusión con expertos sobre ayuda financiera de varias instituciones y organizaciones. En este evento, los expertos hablarán sobre cómo la pandemia de COVID-19 ha impactado la ayuda financiera, y compartirán consejos sobre cómo las familias pueden prepararse mejor para el proceso de solicitud de ayuda financiera.
El seminario web de una hora está programado para el sábado 15 de mayo a las 10:30 de la mañana. Si tiene familias en su comunidad que les gustaría asistir a este programa, comparta este enlace con ellos para que se registren a este evento. El seminario web también se grabará y se compartirá con los miembros de WACAC para que se pueda distribuir a las familias como un recurso adicional. Para obtener más información sobre este programa y acceder a materiales promocionales, descargue este folleto o comuníquese con Julio Mata o Nitzya Cuevas-Macias.
¡Esperamos recibir nuevamente a sus familias en esta presentación en español, el sábado 15 de mayo a las 10:30 AM!
Upcoming Event at Miramar in Spanish: "Explorar Miramar" - Seminario web para padres, 27 de Mayo de 3pm-3:30pm. Registracion:
Seniors Interested in Miramar College!
Financial Aid Assistance
May 19th 3PM - 3:30PM
This is an overview of Miramar’s programs, support services, SD Promise program, and new student steps.
College Application Assistance
May 20th 3PM - 4PM.
Outreach team will first provide a walkthrough of the CCCApply account creation & then highlight areas in the Miramar application that students may need extra guidance in.
Miramar College Financial Aid Specialists are here to help!
Seniors, I've Applied to Miramar College, Next Steps!
May 19th at 1:30 pm
June 8th at 1:30
Seniors, I've Applied to Palomar College, Next Steps!
Summer and Fall registration begins on May 3rd. Check your email for a "Welcome to Palomar" email with your student ID and Palomar email address. Once you have this information, schedule an appointment for an educational plan at https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/counseling/appointments/. It's a good idea to start checking your Palomar email once a week for important information.
- Graduating Senior & Promise Program Checklist, I've applied...what's next?
- Palomar Financial Aid Follow-up, How does Financial Aid work at Palomar?
- Palomar Scholarships 2021-22, available for students planning to attend Palomar.
- Assist.org to identify general education courses at California public 4 year colleges
- Palomar College - Prepare to Transfer
- ADegreeWithAGuarantee.com, resource for Associate Degrees for Transfer
Students and parents are invited to join 1:1 Zoom appointments with our Career Guidance Tech, Ms. Jaime Brown, to complete community college applications, apply for the Promise grant program, and review career plans. The Promise Grant program is free tuition for at least one year with no income requirements for first time college students. Take advantage of this unique opportunity by reviewing community college resources on our website.
Three scholarships only available to PHS students:
Kiwanis Scholarship: Seniors, Poway Kiwanis Club members and family are ineligible to apply, Short Application, No Essay, This is a handwritten application. Print, scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Titan Center for a printed copy. Submit the application to your counselor or the Titan Center. The deadline is May 7th.
Bowersox Scholarship: Seniors, Interest in Public Service, Application, Essay, One LOR, Unofficial Transcripts, This is a handwritten application. Print, scan and email it to email@example.com or visit the Titan Center for a printed copy. Submit the application to your counselor or the Titan Center. Public Service includes majors related to healthcare, mental health, education, first responders, Military, environmental services, etc. The deadline is May 14th.
PTSA Scholarship: Seniors, Member of the PTSA, No Grade Point Average requirement recognizes volunteer service in school and community, online app. The deadline is May 15th
Careers in Entertainment & Creative Arts Session
Titans, join us for our virtual Careers in Entertainment & Creative Arts session on May 13th at 3:30PM. Open to 9-12 graders interested in learning about jobs in the Entertainment & Creative Arts industry. You will hear from many different roles within film, digital media, and animation, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions. At this point, we have a Disney animator, a brand manager for Warner Brothers, the CEO for Poway on Stage, and a Broadway Actor/Producer/Singer. The Brand Manager for Warner Brothers is currently working on Mortal Kombat and his role is to partner with content creators to make digital media marketable. Use this opportunity to learn about different roles within an industry that you find interesting. If you want to participate, register here for the career session. Zoom access information will be emailed directly to you one day prior to the event.
Employment Opportunity - Paid Student Tutors
Students…If you are qualified and are interested in earning money tutoring other students, please email Ms. Jaime Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information to become a student tutor. You will be required to have a teacher recommendation for each subject area you wish to tutor.
Employment Opportunity - Poway Equestrian Center
UCLA MedReach - Healthcare Career Learning Opportunity
UCLA MedReach is an on-campus volunteer organization that aims to provide mentorship to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. MedReach will be hosting three identical healthcare seminars scheduled for May 1st, May 15th, and May 29th from 10AM-12PM held over Zoom for free. If your student is interested in learning about healthcare careers, register click here today!
Faith-Based Internship Opportunities
Stay in the know: Titan Center on Social Media
Options for taking the ASVAB this year!
ASVAB testing will be available in the 2021-22 school year. We are unable to host ASVAB testing in Spring 2021. Students interested in taking the ASVAB immediately should contact a local military recruiter who will schedule their test off-campus.
SAT/ACT Testing Dates 2020-21
Juniors! If you plan to take the ACT or SAT this school year, please pay close attention to the dates to avoid late fees or missing the test entirely. You can register for the SAT at the College Board website here. You can register for the ACT at the ACT website here.
Student Services Open Office Hours
Students! If you would like to stop in for a quick chat with Mrs. Struck, our Student Services Specialist, she has Open Office Hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:15. Email email@example.com for the Zoom ID.
Parents, you are the anti-drug. It may seem like students don't listen, but they do. If you’d like some assistance with having these types of conversations, contact Mrs. Struck, CADC II, CCPS, Student Services Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-748-0245 x5393. And be sure to check out these helpful sites for parents & caregivers.
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Drug Free Partnership
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National Suicide Prevention Resources
Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Available 24 hours everyday
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips