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, they must see their teacher or counselor, with a written parent note giving permission to drop the class on or before the 13th day deadline. 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