How does Puente help students?
- Puente students work with a specialized Puente counselor who provides academic advising, helps prepare them for college admission, introduces them to career opportunities, and stays connected to them throughout high school.
- Puente students take college preparatory English classes in the 9th and 10th grades that integrate Latino and multicultural literature into the district’s core curriculum.
- Puente students engage in leadership and cultural activities.
- Puente students visit a range of colleges and universities.
In 2017-2018, 80% of Puente graduates enrolled in two and four-year colleges, compared to 46% of California public high school graduates statewide.