Alternative Programs

TK-8 Poway Home Education Program (PHEP)

email Carrie Bennett, or call 1- 858-748-0010 x 2420​

 Grades 6-12 Independent Study see New Directions, Carrie Bennett,
or call 1- 858-748-0010 x 2420​

Poway Home Education Program (PHEP)
Home School/ Home Schooling

The Poway Home Education / Independent Study Program is designed to assist parents who wish to home school their children who are in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.

The Home School Program provides each parent with the appropriate curriculum and materials necessary to aid in the instructional process.  The parent and student are required to meet with the teacher to review assigned work.

Please note:  Students enrolled in the Poway Home Education Program (PHEP) will remain registered at their current school of attendance.  A family may choose to have their child return to the current school of attendance provided there is space available.  If space is not available, the student may not be able to return to the school of attendance until the following school year.  Should this be the case, the District may place the child at another school site until either space becomes available at the child’s current school of attendance or, at the latest, the following school year.  All Poway Home Education Program students will have the opportunity to return to their school of attendance if they choose during the 2021-2022 school year. 

We offer:
  1. Curriculum (State Adopted/PUSD)
  2. Guidance from credentialed teachers
  3. Student Library
  4. Parent network for field studies/events
  5. Connection with school site for designated services (i.e., 5th Grade Band)
  6. Newsletter
  7. Computer Lab
  8. Progress Reports
  9. Testing
We require:
  1. Direct instruction by the parent
  2. Weekly contact with staff
  3. Parent/Student/Instructor conferences
  4. PHEP/PUSD curriculum must be used as the core curriculum
  5. Completed student work
  6. Minimum 5 days weekly instruction time (25 hours)
To view the PHEP Power Point, please click herePHEP-power-point_1
**For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here  PHEP-FQA
***PHEP-Material Pick-up Time and Date, please click here:  PHEP-MATERIAL-PICK-UP-TIME-AND-DATE
****To enroll, please complete the Master Agreement :  Master-Agreement-PHEP
*****To obtain a chromebook for home use, please complete this form:

Parents are invited to call the TK-8 office at (858) 748-0802, Ext. 2095 to request additional information or to schedule a visit to our classroom for an orientation and curriculum preview. [NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME]

Office Hours to pick up materials and books from PHEP Office located at:
The Twin Peaks Center: 13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, Room 213
Monday through Thursday, between 8 am and 3 pm;  Friday, between 8 am and 12:30 pm.

More questions about Home School? 

Grades TK-5 email: Kathryn Humberstone,​ 
Grades 6-12 see New Directions, Carrie Bennett,
or call 1- 858-748-0010 x 2420​

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