Alternative Programs

Teen Parent Program 

Twin Peaks Center, Building 200
13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064
858-748-3485;  Fax 858-679-2630
Patty Hurtt, Assistant Principal,
Michele Cass, Administrative Assistant, 858-748-0010, Ext 2063

The Teen Parent Program is located on the Poway High School campus. It meets the unique needs of pregnant and parenting teens by providing them with the opportunity to continue to work towards a high school diploma. The Center is a fully equipped, learning environment designed to assist pregnant teens, teen parents and their babies.


The same curriculum that is required and used in the traditional schools is used in the Teen Parent Program based upon:

  • PUSD Academic Standards
  • California State Standards
  • California State Frameworks
  • Stanford-9 standardized test objectives as prescribed by the state of California


Students meet one-on-one with a credentialed teacher during regularly scheduled weekly appointments. New Directions individualized learning plans are prepared and require independent completion.

Students work on 1-2 lessons at a time. Students may also take classes not offered by New Directions such as physical education, advanced math, and science labs on the Poway High School campus.

The ultimate goal is to continue the education of these young men and women and prepare them and their children for success in school and society.


The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2761,

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