Poway Adult School

Office Hours:
M,TH 8am-6:30pm; T,W 8am-5pm;F 8am-12pm


  •   Fall Registration Begins

    Adult Community Education Summer Registration Begins August 26th, 2020


    Greetings, everyone, and welcome to Poway Adult School’s Fall Quarter!

    Although the learning environment may be different, this fall the quality and variety of Poway Adult School’s courses are going strong. Faced with the closure of school campuses throughout the District, we found ourselves without classrooms to deliver our courses. Through innovative changes, instructor training and technological usage, most of our courses are now available through an online format.

    A major difference this term is the expansion of our adult Career Technical Education courses. We heard from many of you about the negative economic impact COVID-19 has had on jobs within our community. Many of our community members found themselves needing to make a career transition or to enhance their current job skills. In response to that need, Poway Adult School has implemented a variety of new programs to help people transition back to the workforce. Some of these new career programs include training to become Court Reporters, Nurse Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, and a host of careers in the Information and Computer Technology industry sector. Students can also gain certifications, licenses and certificates through courses in Real Estate, QuickBooks, MS Office Pro, Google Suites and Accounting.

    While we are ready to begin our full online format this fall, you’ll notice that there are some courses that were not able to transition effectively to online. For example, some of our community’s favorites that are missing from the fall schedule include cooking, ceramics, orchestra, sewing, and a significant reduction in painting and fitness courses. These courses will return as soon we are given the approval to return to campuses to offer face-to-face instruction.

    We hope we will “see” you in class this fall. Remember … Learning never stops at Poway Adult School!

    Kathleen Porter, Executive Director

  •   Job Leads and Resource Board

    Job Leads and Resource Board: 

    During this unprecedented time, the Poway Adult School staff are here to help you with your career needs. Our Job Leads and Resources Board includes job opportunities in San Diego County, unemployment information, career fairs and resources for navigating your job search in the virtual world. Click here on  Job Leads and Resource Board to "follow us" and receive hot off the press notifications to help your career! For specific career support needs and to sign up for workshops on how to prepare for virtual career fairs and e-interviews, email our Career Education Specialist, Denise McAndrews, at dmcandrews@powayusd.com.

  •   Poway Symphonette performs at the Melk Monastery in Austria!

    Poway Symphonette performs at the Melk Monastery in Austria!


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    Summer 2020


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    Business Leadership

    Specifically designed Business Leader workshop that presents game-changing techniques to enhance higher performance at all levels: individual, team and organizational. Contact us to setup initial meeting. 

    Business Support Services

    Conduct classes at your work site! We are the experts in adult education and possess a diverse range of courses designed to meet your business strategy, improve employee performance or morale. Gain knowledge of the tools necessary to plan, implement and manage projects in any business environment. Contact us at dguzman@powayusd.com for further information. 



    Arts and Crafts

    Explore the wonderful world of ceramics through construction, decoration and glazing techniques, explore watercolor art, or use your creativity to learn crochet.  

    Arts and Crafts

    Art Appreciation, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Craft Arts, Drawing and Painting, Fiber Arts,
    Photography and Graphic Arts, Metal Arts, Culinary Arts... we have a class for you.



    Adult Secondary Education

    Our Learning Center is available for test preparation. Based on the results of practice tests, you will be able to determine whether you are ready to take the official High School Equivalency exams

    Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

    Stop by our office, call 858-668-4012, 858-668-4024, or go online to register for the next orientation where options will be discussed. Assessment for placement will occur, and a meeting with the counselor to determine your education path in either our High School Diploma or Equivalency Certificate Preparation programs, will be scheduled. 



    Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    California Adult Schools
    GED Testing Service
    Education to Career Network


    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, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

    Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406