PHHS Engineering & Computer Science Academy

Incoming 9th Graders (Class of 2025)

Are you interested in studying Engineering Design, Architecture or Computer Science with us? PHHS offers NINE Engineering and CS courses in which you will learn real industry skills and prepare yourself for a career in a STEM field!

To learn more about our courses and program, check out our PHHS Engineering Academy Information Sheet. (note: if you can't load the sheet, you probably need to log out of your account - the district blocks access to pdfs outside their domain)

Once your application is submitted, you will be added to our roster. Enrollment is first come, first served until classes are full, after which we will begin a wait list. Note: for this year, as long as you apply before May 1, you are guaranteed a spot in the program.

To ensure a smooth enrollment process, please make sure you select "Introduction to Engineering Design" (course #3657 / 3658) on PowerSchool as your elective for the 2021-22 school year. If you have already completed the articulation process, no worries - just send me an email and let me know and I will make sure you are enrolled in our Engineering class.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Moy at


For Updated Scholarship Information, visit Mrs. Moy's Super Scholarship Spreadsheet

• STUDENTS 16-18 years old - San Diego Workforce Partnership - Apply to participate in a PAID short-term work experience with top employers throughout San Diego (spring break). Only 50 spaces available!

• ASPIRING DOCTORS - attend UCSD Health's workshop on how to pursue a M.D. or D.O. degree, featuring Q&A with pre-med students, medical school students, and doctors.

• ALL STUDENTS - Apply for Cal State Summer School For Math & Science (COSMOS) - four week program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

• ALL STUDENTS - Apply for the California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

• LADIES - Young Women in Bio SoCal Webinar Series (monthly)

Clarification: No SDSU Preferred Admissions

Students & Parents,

We have been getting a few questions about the SDSU Preferred Admissions Agreement and would like to clarify. Back when SDSU was a Project Lead The Way Affiliate school, they allowed less selective admission to students applying to Engineering majors with PLTW classes on their transcript.

However, back in 2018, PLTW made some changes which involved removing their college affiliates - thus, all affiliate schools (including SDSU) stopped offering these agreements two years ago. We agree, it is extremely disappointing that this advantage no longer exists for our students!

Our personal thoughts, if they make you feel any better:

• Having worked with many students both during and post-compact, we don't see much of a difference in the number of students being admitted. The vast majority of our kids who have attended SDSU for Engineering have easily met the admissions requirements on their own.

• All the drama that happened between PLTW and the colleges did NOT affect our classes, pathways, course credit, or Engineering program at PHHS.

• Our program is extensive and our students graduate with four or more Engineering classes on their transcript. This gives them a huge advantage in the college admissions process even without any special agreements. Students: if you want to pursue a degree/career in Engineering, you are in the right place, admissions agreements notwithstanding.

• Ms. Labe and our Engineering teachers are here for support during the college admissions process and we can help you with applications, financial aid, scholarships, etc. (speaking of which, Seniors, sign up for College Club!)

Feel free to contact us with any questions :)

-Mrs. Moy, Mr. Jaffe, Mr. Olsson and Ms. Van Loan