Enrollment and Registration

Contact the PHS Counseling Office with questions at:
858-748-0245 x5137
or johughes@
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Poway High School New Student Enrollment

The Poway High School Enrollment Process is for families new to the Poway Unified School District (This includes students who have previously been in our district, but are currently coming from a school outside the district.) For general information about enrollment, especially when transferring to us from a school that is not on Trimesters, please visit https://www.smore.com/1wqcs


New Student Enrollment for 2021-22

Enrollment for next year will open sometime in Mid to Late May. If you would like to receive an email when we have information about enrolling students for the 21-22 School Year, please sign up here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSff2cG9A39Vm7sUXWGbmA1aiTOjyrd2LrZ1v3q9GxR2hwut5g/viewform

New Student Enrollment for 2020-21

New Student Enrollment for Poway Unified School District is an online process.
For new enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, please use the Address Lookup tool to assist you with the confirmation of your correct School of Residence. If you live within the Poway High School Boundaries, please follow the steps below.

PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year has already been calculated for our capacity and social distancing mandates. In the event we open campus to students, any new enrollments will automatically be set to Virtual Learning until we can determine there is room for them on campus.

STEP 1: POWAY HIGH SCHOOL INTAKE FORM: We apologize, but we can not accommodate drop-in enrollments.

Please complete the New Student Enrollment Intake form for POWAY HIGH SCHOOL  This form will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and you will be required to upload a copy of your Government Issued Photo ID, your student's age verification**  and residency verification documents [See Residency Verification Documentation]. 
** Original Birth Certificate, Current Passport or Baptismal Certificate (TK-12). 

  • Parent's or Guardian's Government Issued Photo ID
  • Student's birth certificate or Passport
  • two proofs of residency (e.g., Mortgage, Lease Agreement, Utility Bill, etc. with Address)
  • Immunization records (see Health Services for specifics)
  • High School Transcripts 
    • Incoming 9th grade students need their most current report card
    • All other students need a high school transcript with all completed high school courses* 
      *Please note, the Request to Transfer Records does NOT include a transcript or report card. A transcript is required for proper course placement.
    • Students coming from foreign countries must bring a transcript for all courses equivalent to High School and school documentation stating how long the courses lasted, how many sessions per week, and how long a session lasted (instructional minutes). If not in English, all school documentation, birth certificates, and immunization records must be officially translated before we can accept them. All students from foreign countries should have F-1 Visas

 Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete the form and have the necessary documents ready to upload prior to beginning this step. 

If you do not have access to a scanner, there are multiple free phone apps that transform photos into PDF documents, including: 



Step 2 - Obtain Original Documents

STEP 2:  You will be contacted by your school site regarding next steps to complete the enrollment process.  PHS Enrollment email: Enrollment-Poway@powayusd.com 

Step 3 - Fill out and print Enrollment Documents

STEP 3: Prepare Middle/High School Required and Optional enrollment forms,  which you can find  below to be uploaded in Step 4. 

Step 4 - Fill out and print Enrollment Documents

STEP 4:  Per directions from your school enrollment team, upload Middle/High School Required and Optional Enrollment Forms (below). If possible, registration forms and other documentation should be submitted in PDF format.

If you do not have access to a scanner, there are multiple free phone apps that transform photos into PDF documents, including: 


Step 5 - Bring Original Documents and Enrollment Forms

STEP 5: Upon receipt and review of Required Enrollment Forms, you will be contacted by your school site in regards to enrollment confirmation and placement. 


 Please email your School Site Enrollment Administrator using the Enrollment Email by School: If you have questions or need help email us at Enrollment-Poway@powayusd.com 

If you aren't sure you live within the Poway High boundary, you can use this PUSD Address Lookup Tool. If you live outside our boundary, but still want to attend Poway High, start with the District Transfers section below.


  • Custody/Guardianship Documents (must be notarized)

  • Copy of current IEP or 504 Plan (*Please note: Delay in receiving an IEP can mean placement in regular education until it is received.)

  • intra/interdistrict transfer form

Residency Verification

Accepted forms of Residency Verification:

  • Deed to Home

  • Mortgage Payment Receipts or Coupons

  • Escrow Papers for New Home

  • Property Tax Receipt

  • Current Bill from Local Utility Company, including Cable TV

  • Driver's License

  • Military Orders (Base Housing Office Written Verification)

  • Rental Agreement

  • Rent Receipt

  • Bank Statement

  • Any other Legal Document(s) which establish home address within school boundaries

PLEASE NOTE: If a second party is providing residence verification, they are required to provide their two (2) proofs of residence in person, with a valid form of identification.

It is the goal of the Poway Unified School District that this website is accessible to all users. You can view our accessibility statement here.  Please contact our Web Administrator for any accessibility issues at webmaster@powayusd.com.

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, 858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com

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