Pasadena High School's Puente Program

Published : Friday, March 14, 2014 | 8:17 PM

The Puente Project is designed to help students succeed in school, assist the students in earning degrees at four-year colleges and universities, and to return to their community as leaders and mentors. Puente involves parents and the Mexican American/Latino community in the education of their youth. Although all students are eligible, Puente is designed to increase the number of Mexican American/Latino students graduating from high school and enrolling in colleges/universities. Puente provides students with assistance in three areas: teaching, counseling and mentoring.

Throughout their high school careers, Puente students work closely with their Puente counselor to identify career options, to remain focused on their academic success and to prepare themselves to enroll in a four-year college or university. Students study with the same English teacher for both 9th and 10th grades. Puente students study the college preparatory curriculum and read and write about the Mexican American/Latino experience. Parents are active participants in their children’s education and academic planning. Their involvement includes meetings, orientations, receptions and seminars.

For information about the Puente Program contact the Puente Counselor, Minh Tran at or (626) 396-5880.

Courses offered include:

• English 1/P Puente
• Honors English 1/P Puente
• English 2/P Puente
• Honors English 2/P Puente

The Puente Project is sponsored by the UC Office of the President & California Community Colleges.

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