The High School Puente Program aims to help students graduate from high school, become college eligible, and enroll in four-year colleges and universities. Interdisciplinary in approach, the program has three components: writing, counseling, and mentoring. Students receive rigorous writing practice through college preparatory English classes. The counseling component of the High School Puente Program guides students in identifying career goals, developing short- and long-term education plans, and applying to four-year colleges. The mentoring component provides student leadership opportunities and structured mentoring activities with volunteers from the local community. The High School Puente Program is open to all students. Students are identified for the program at the end of eighth grade through an application and selection process. Each High School Puente site has an assigned academic counselor and an English teacher. Puente students take an accelerated 9th, 10th, and 11th grade sequence of college preparatory English classes intergraded with other multicultural literature. Puente is focused on increasing the number of students who enroll a four-year university.
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PUENTE is open to all students.