Poway Home Education Program

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


The Poway Home Education Program (PHEP) is designed for families choosing to homeschool their children who are in Transition Kindergarten through fifth grade. The program provides families with grade level curriculum , materials, and a supervising  teacher to facilitate and guide instruction. A parent/guardian and student are required to meet with an assigned PUSD credential teacher to review assigned work once a week.

The Poway Home Education Program offers:

  1. PUSD District Adopted Curriculum

  2. One-on-one guidance and support with additional resources from credential teachers

  3. Opportunity for social connections, learning, and celebration through bi-weekly in-person activities

  4. PUSD Trimester progress reports (parent/guardian & supervising teacher conferences)

  5. Learners participate in state testing & PUSD assessments

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)

PHEP Family Enrollment Request:

If you are interested in learning more about Poway Home Education, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and/or email your questions to


You may request enrollment by completing the 2022-23 enrollment form here:

PHEP Family Enrollment Request Form

*Students in Grades 6-12 may consider New Directions Independent Study as a learning option. For more information, please contact: Carrie Bennett,, 1- 858-679-2530 x 2420​

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