5.5 Period Classes

Trimester 3 5.5 Classes begin on March 13, 2023. 
Click here for the Class Schedule

5.5 period classes are optional classes for all PHS students. 
Parents/guardians can enroll students in a 5.5 class by the parent/guardian filling out the Google Form for the desired class(es) through the 5.5 Class Schedule:  Click here for the 5.5 Class Schedule
5.5 classes appear on a student's transcript.  2.5 elective credits are earned per each class taken in a trimester, and students may take a maximum of two 5.5 period classes per trimester. 
Each class meets for a minimum of two hours each week.  Since credit is being given, attendance is required.  This means that all Poway High School attendance and enrollment policies are in effect regarding:
  • Readmits for absences
  • Off-Campus passes
  • Course withdrawal
20 hours of seat time per trimester are required in order to receive credit for a 5.5 class.  Students are responsible for making arrangements with their teacher to make up all hours from missed class periods.
5.5 Grading
Students will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.  Grading will be reflected on the student's transcript.
Dropping a 5.5 Class
If a student decides to drop a 5.5 period class without a failing grade, they must see their teacher or counselor, with a written parent note giving permission to drop the class on or before the deadline.  Students listed on the roster after the drop deadline will receive a pass/fail grade for the class.
Withdrawal from a class must be made before the drop deadline.
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