Funded Projects and Activities

Programs & Activity Highlights

Business Partners Make a Difference!

Strong business and community partnerships are fostering meaningful experiences for the students of the Poway Unified School District. With business and community support, we can continue to implement the many programs and activities that develop the necessary skills to prepare students for their future.

College And Career Fair

The annual College and Career Fair is coordinated by Palomar Council PTA, CTE staff and the PUSD Foundation.  Students and parents had the opportunity to speak to university, college and technical school representatives. Over 125 colleges were represented at this fair at Rancho Bernardo High School last Fall.  In addition, students and parents had the opportunity to attend several presentations on topics such as financial aid, college preparation, certifications, internships, and workshops about different college and career options.

Hour of CodeHour of Code

Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week in December. More than 90 Hewlett Packard employees volunteered at six local school districts in San Diego County, with the majority of employees volunteering in the Poway Unified School District. Volunteers assisted 1,070 students at fifteen PUSD schools, with a focus on elementary and middle school students. HP Rancho Bernardo site employees have always had a strong interest in helping local students during the Hour of Code week.. The Hour of Code activities started with an introduction to computer science, which is designed to demystify "coding" and to show that anybody can learn the basics and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

Northrop Grumman Space Camp

Northrop Grumman’s Space Camp program provides teachers and middle school students with an opportunity to visit Space Camp in Huntsville Alabama. The goal of Space Camp is to inspire and motivate the next generation of explorers, scientists, teachers, and engineers. The Northrop Grumman sponsorship provided life-changing experiences for these middle school students who have the potential to excel, and with the right support, inspire them to dream big.  
The Space Academy for Educators program provides teachers an immersive learning environment where they learn new ways to present science, math, technology and engineering concepts in their classrooms. At Space Camp, the classroom becomes a space outpost and an educational environment for the space mission they have been given. The goal for teachers is to enhance the quality of instruction in the classroom by improving the way teachers present STEM concepts.

SALK at Black Mountain Middle SchoolPoway High School’s Team Spyder

Poway High School’s Team Spyder the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Chairman’s Award, the highest and most coveted award at a Regional and the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.  “The Chairman’s award is presented to the team judged to have the most significant measurable impact of its partnerships among its participants and community over a sustained period, not just a single build season. The winner is able to demonstrate progress towards FIRST’s mission of transforming our culture. The recipient team will be invited to a FIRST Championship where it will compete for the Chairman’s award against winners from other qualifying events.” FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.


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