Located in the Counseling Building: K-25 (Facing the Cafeteria)

Ms. Sharon Struck (Specialist) (858) 748-0245 ext. 5394

Student Support Services

Ms. Sharon Struck (Specialist) (858) 748-0245 ext. 5394 or email :

The Student Services staff is available for confidential, individual and/or group support. 
Call us to make an appointment!
Our office is funded through generous donations!  
While the District covers Sharon Struck's salary, additional salary and supplies for the office are only covered through generous donations. If you would like to help out with donations, checks can be made payable to the Poway High Foundation, earmarked for Student Services and sent to 15500 Espola Road, Poway 92064, c/o Student Services or by direct donation:   Thank you!

Seniors needing financial assistance:  if you would like help with cap/gown, prom, Grad Nite or yearbook, we ask that you work one hour of community service for every $10 of assistance you are requesting. You also need to be in good standing (2.0+ GPA, no U's on report card).  For more information, go directly to the Student Services Office or contact Sharon Struck at

When you're feeling confused, overwhelmed, stressed out, or just need to talk, we're here to help you. We have adult mentors as well as student peers to cater to your needs and to assist students and parents.

Donations sought:   The Student Services Office is funded mostly through donations. Every year the office is in jeopardy of not staying open full time if donations aren't received. If you would like to donate, contact our Principal.

We offer services such as the following:

 One-on-one support; support groups; organizing some assemblies; advising clubs; coordinating mentoring and some tutoring; advising Peer Counseling, Titan Ambassadors, and Friday Night Live; working with students on the Stay Put plan; offering crisis support.

Peer Counseling

75 students around campus who help with new students, students needing someone to talk to, tutoring, conflict mediation, and students needing a boost. Applications to be a Peer Counselor are available during the month of November for the following calendar year. In addition to the peer counselors, Sherry Lockie teaches a 5.5 period counseling skills class that teaches the same techniques as the peer counseling program. For more information contact Sherry Lockie at  Applications will become available October 30-2nd week in November .  Go to the peer counseling link.  

Tobacco, drug and alcohol education - Classroom presentations, referrals, cessation support groups.


Mentor/Tutoring Program

We will match up students who are struggling academically with an older student or adult mentor. Volunteer student tutors are usually available in the Library after school Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3:30. For a list of paid student tutors, contact Jodie Hughes in the Counseling Office:

Grief Counseling

 We can help students understand and get through a difficult period in their lives. Services by adult Counselors as well as Peer Counselors

Counseling Referrals

 If a student and/or family needs help obtaining outside counseling, we give referrals to the Caring Connections Center, which provides free counseling services (through our grant). We also have referrals for outside sources.

Character Education

Character education helps get messages such as trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, fairness, caring, and citizenship, to the student body.

Conflict Mediation

 Our staff and/or peer counselors are available to work with students having conflicts with others (peers, teachers, parents, etc.).

PLUS (Peer Leaders Uniting Students)

 The PLUS program is put on by peer counselors. Its aim is to get students together who would not normally talk to each other and discuss issues on our campus. There are usually two forums per semester. These are all on late start Mondays so that class time missed is minimal. Each time PLUS is held there should be different participants (each person should only attend one per year).

Titan Ambassadors

Twelve senior Titan Ambassadors are selected by nominations from teachers based on their strong academics, leadership, ethics, and activities. These students put on assemblies at local elementary and middle schools. This program is partially funded by the PTSA and Visual Photography.

Friday Night Live

The Friday Night Live Club is a club promoting fun alcohol/drug-free activities. Sharon Struck is the advisor.  They meet on Tuesdays at lunch.

Funded by private donations, PTSA, Chelsea's Light Foundation, the PHS Foundation and a tobacco grant (Tobacco Use Prevention), in addition to PUSD.
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