The Puente Mission
Puente is a program funded by the University of California. The goal of the program is to help increase the number of educationally underserved students to attain the goal of attending university and to return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations.
What is Puente?
A college preparatory program.
A program that helps students qualify for attendance in a four-year college or university.
Focus on promoting strong reading and writing skills.
Developing successful strategies.
Learning about the higher education systems
Applying to colleges
Visiting college campuses
Interacting with guest speakers
Participation in extracurricular and community activities
To provide academic instruction, guidance, and support
To prepare students for eligibility to a four-year college or university
To give students college-level entry skills
To motivate students to seek a college education
To increase the student's level of career awareness
To provide an opportunity for parents to be actively involved in their child's high school education.
Who May Participate?
Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college.
Have a reading level above 6th grade
Have appropriate classroom behavior
Have good attendance
Are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night
Are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory program.
The Parent, Counselor, Teacher Team.
Parent involvement is a key element to the success of the program. There are quarterly parent meetings to help you keep informed about what is happening at school and with the students's progress.
Puente CounselorNancy Alpert