Culturally Relevant Learning Opportunities

Puente students commit to a rigorous two-semester English and personal development sequence and a summer college preparation course. They work closely with an English and guidance counselor to prepare an academic plan to transfer to four-year institutions. Students also meet regularly with a professional mentor from the community.

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Course Sequence


Guidance 45: Intro to College
Summer Workshops


English 1A: English Composition
Guidance 47: Career Exploration and Life Planning


English 1B: Critical Thinking and Writing
Guidance 46: Introduction to the Transfer Process

A Unique Approach to English Language Learning

Puente students take two consecutive writing classes, English 1A and English 1B. These classes use culturally relevant pedagogy to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for Puente students to build confidence in their writing skills through an exploration of Latinx and other multicultural literature and experiences.



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