Poway High Counseling

Spring 2018-19

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March to April: 2019-20 Course Request Audits

The Counselors are currently in the process of meeting with each of the 9th-11th grade students during class time in order to make sure their course requests are appropriate and reflect their future plans and get them on track. They are also going through each Senior's transcript to make sure they are on track to graduate. Because this process is complex, reaction time can be longer than usual at this time. Counselors are responding to emails and phone calls as quickly as they can, and students are able to come in to see them at Break, Lunch, and After School, but not during class time. Students who are not able to see their counselor should make a point of leaving their information in the log, so Counselors can call them in when they are available. They can also email their Counselor at any time with questions.

5.5 Classes

For students hoping to enrich their studies, or earn a couple extra credits toward graduating. We offer 5.5 classes outside the normal school day. The list of classes is available in the Counseling Office and the Front Office. All classes are Pass/Fail and are worth 2.5 credits each. Classes have started and the last day to enroll is today! Be sure to sign up ASAP!

Senior Info Night - DATE CHANGE!

Tuesday, April 9 is Senior Info Night. Be sure to attend to get all the information you need for Senior Activities and Graduation. You can also get additional information on our Senior Info newsletter, here: https://www.smore.com/tjask


We have quite a few campus-wide testing events coming to Poway High. Seniors will be taking the CAST Test on April 5th, AP Exams will be held May 6th-19th, and CAASPP/SBAC Testing will happen May 20th-29th. Some bell schedules will be modified to accommodate, so be sure to check the school calendars.

Finishing Strong

Hey Titans! You're doing great this year and we want to make sure you finish strong in the home stretch. Be sure to pay attention to the Grading Calendar to prepare for things like midterms and finals.

As always, students who are engaged are better prepared to get good grades. So, make sure you are communicating with your teachers regularly and keeping track of your classes!

2019-20 Registration Changes Coming

Poway Unified is planning to make some changes to Registration, which include going online! We will get you more info on these changes when we have the details worked out. So, please stay tuned!

Dates to Keep in Mind

April 15-19th Spring Break

April 22 - Last day to finish Tri 2 Incompletes

April 25 - Military Fair at lunch in the Library Quad

April 26 - End of 6-Week Grading Period

May 1 - Enrollment for 2019-20 Begins

May 27 - Memorial Day, No School

May 30 - Senior Community Scholarships and Awards

June 5-7 - Senior Finals

June 11-13 - Finals

June 13 - Last day of School/Graduation

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Tutoring Options

Here at Poway, we are dedicated to helping our students do their best. For any students wishing to get a little boost with their studies, we have quite a few options.

Math Tutoring - Wednesdays 2:45-4:00 pm in the Titan Center (Room K-16). An adult math tutor will be on campus to help with Integrated Math. This tutoring is free and all students are welcome to attend.

Paid Student Tutors - For a list of students who have been vetted by teachers to be able to tutor in various subjects, please contact johughes@powayusd.com. The students on this list decide where they are willing to tutor and how much they will charge.

Student Tutoring in the Library - As always, the Poway High School Library hosts free student tutoring for most subjects after school Monday through Thursday. The tutors are generally NHS students who tutor for community service credit. For students who take the buses, there are late buses they can use to get home afterward.

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Summer School

Location Change! Summer School courses will now be held at Mt. Carmel High School.

For students who have attempted a core curriculum class, but received an F, they can sign up to retake the class during Summer School. Summer School is held in 2 sessions:

1st semester: June 20 to July 12, 2019 (Holiday July 4 & 5)

2nd semester: July 15 to August 2, 2019

Time: 8:00 am to 12:15 pm

You can find more information on Summer School on our flyer here.

If you believe your student qualifies for Summer School, please contact their Counselor by April 12th at 3pm to have them added to the list.

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RACC Mini Fair

We are working out a date for our annual RACC Mini College Fair. Over 30 colleges will be setup on the Senior/Library Quad at lunch. Students! Be sure to come prepared to ask questions and get some insight on college options available to you!
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Scholarship Info

Seniors! Local community scholarship applications are starting to arrive in the Counseling Office. Please see Mrs. Oakes to pick up applications or for more information.

As always, you can view our latest scholarship information on our website here.

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The Partnership for Drug Free Kids

The Partnership for Drug Free Kids provides support and guidance to families struggling with their child’s substance use. This is one of many great online resources to get information on everything from vaping to use of other substances. Below are links to some of the resources available on their site:



With the recent Monitoring the Future Study release indicating that nearly one in three 12th graders reported using a vaping device in the past year, it’s imperative that parents are informed of the potential dangers that can result from vaping.

You can also contact Sharon Struck, CCPS, Student Services Specialist at Poway High, at sstruck@powayusd.com or 858-748- 0245 x5394, for a confidential conversation. We’re here to help.

Poway High Counseling


A - Dom: Christy Brown

Don - Kon: Jerrah Smith

Koo - Ramj: Blanca Arreguin

Ramk - Z: Jerilyn Padua-Reyes

Student Services

TOSA: Joanie Lopez

Counselor: Karly Wardwell

Student Services Specialist: Sharon Struck

Support Staff

Counseling Assistant: Jodie Hughes

Counseling Assistant: Lynne Oakes

Registrar: Michelle Bourget

Scheduler: Barbara Longworth


Assistant Principals:

A-F: Colin Young

G-M: Brianne Froumis

N-Z: Aaron Little


Richard Nash