New Directions Independent Study

Office Location: 13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064, Building 200 
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Friday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
 Information Line: (858) 679-2530


New Directions is the independent study program in the Poway Unified School District and is connected to each PUSD school. New Directions provides students in grades 6-12 an opportunity to meet middle and high school requirements independently from the regular classroom setting, meeting their academic, emotional and social needs in a caring learning environment.  Flexibility in where and when students learn is the key aspect that differentiates New Directions from other PUSD learning options. 

 New Directions utlizes the same PUSD adopted curriculum as our other school sites, based upon:

  • PUSD Academic Standards
  • California State Standards
  • California State Frameworks
  • STANFORD-9 standardized test objectives as prescribed by the state of California
Students are assigned a weekly appointment with an instructor who provides personal attention, assesses, monitors and assigns approximately five days of work to be completed independently by the student.

Students currently enrolled in a PUSD school may access independent study by referral from their current school. Students who live in the district but are not currently enrolled in PUSD may contact an independent study program directly.

All prospective New Directions HIGH SCHOOL students and parents are required to view the online presentation prior to enrollment.

All prospective New Directions MIDDLE SCHOOL students and parents are required to view the online presentation
prior to enrollment
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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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