Poway Home Education Program

For more information contact Melissa Van Tassel, Administrative Assistant
 (858) 357-8455

The Poway Home Education Program is designed to assist parents who wish to home school their children who are in Transitional Kindergarten through fifth Grade.

The Home Education 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 an assigned PUSD teacher to review assigned work once a week. 
New this year to Poway Home Education:

  • Daily group instruction is available to all students TK-3. 
  • Grades 4-5 will have daily opportunities for social and instructional interactions with their peers that are supervised by a Poway Unified School District employee.

The Poway Home Education Program offers:

  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
  10. Daily instruction opportunities for TK-3
  11. Daily interaction for grades 4-5
  12. Scheduled math, science, and reading labs

Participation in the Home Education Program requires:

  1. Direct instruction by the parent and daily group instruction by a credentialed teacher for TK-3
  2. Weekly contact with PUSD staff
  3. Parent/Student/Instructor conferences
  4. The use of PHEP/PUSD curriculum as core curriculum
  5. Submission of completed student work
  6. Minimum 5 days weekly instruction time (25 hours)

More Information:

If you are interested in choosing Poway Home Education, please fill out the Google doc in the link below:
Click Here 
*Students in Grades 6-12 should consider New Directions Independent Study as a learning option. For more information, please contact: Carrie Bennett, cbennett@powayusd.com, 1- 858-679-2530 x 2420‚Äč

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 2121, 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

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