Alternative Learning Pathways

Patty Hurtt
Director of Alternative Programs (New Directions, Middle College)

Vacant, Administrative Assistant
13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064, 
Building 200 
(858) 748-0010 x 2063
Jill Halsey
Director of Digital Learning (Connect Academy and Home Ed.)

Melissa Van Tassel, Administrative Assistant
Connect Academy, 7930 Park Village Road, San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 357-8455

We are pleased to provide programs, services, and resources to students and families throughout the Poway Unified School District.  These programs, services, and resources include appropriate instructional strategies, sound curriculum, personal development activities, and a strong partnership between home and school. Providing a variety of learning pathways allows us the opportunity to assist and support parents in planning for their child's unique talents and abilities to reach their greatest potential.


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 disability, 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, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800