5.5 Period Classes
5.5 period classes are optional classes for all PHS students.
Students enroll in a 5.5 period class by attending class and signing up with the teacher during the first 13 days of the trimester. Students attending a class session and returning a 5.5 Period Agreement form to the teacher will be enrolled in the class.
5.5 classes will be held on a trimester system. 2.5 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.
Students will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
Dropping a 5.5 Class
If a student decides to drop a 5.5 period class without a failing grade, s/he must see their teacher or counselor, with a written parent note giving permission to drop the class on or before the 13th day deadline. This deadline is published in the Daily Bulletin and will be held firm. Students listed on the roster after the 13th day drop deadline will receive a pass/fail grade for the class.
Withdrawal from a class must be made by the same 13th day drop deadline, not after 13 class meetings