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Puente Program


Hola Puentistas!!


NEW Announcements

Attention 8th graders!
The 2018-2019 Puente application is now available!!  All applications are due on or before April 5th. We look forward to meeting you!   
The Achieve UC program made it possible for the Chancellor from UC Berkeley, Nicholas Dirks, to visit the Cal High Puente program on February 5th, 2015.  Click here for the Whittier Daily News Article!  
Hey Puentistas!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  This website is a work in progress.  There are several links and downloads available.  I will do my best to add to these sections on an on-going basis.  I hope you find them useful!  Let me know if there is something specific you would like to see here, and I will try to add it.  Let's have a great year!

-Mrs. Ramirez
We are very excited to start the school year and as usual we have several events and meetings that you should know about now before school starts.  Freshman parents, please view the letter regarding our morning workshops & Puente participation points below.  All students and parents, please view the morning workshop schedule and yearly calendar below.  
This year, as with other years past, our selection proces for the incoming Freshman was a difficult one, having had many qualified candidates and only room for 65 of them to join us.  We sincerely hope that our new students will not only meet but exceed our academic requirements.  We know that this group, as well as the rest of our Puente students, is capable accomplishing great things!


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We are making every effort to insure that our students continue to meet the rigorous demands of the Puente Project, including, but not limited to, satisfying the A-G requirements.  Our foremost expectation is that students receive a "C" or better in all of their college prep courses.  Students who are not meeting this requirement will be placed on a contract in hopes of helping them improve their grades.  Students earning at least a 3.0 GPA (cumulative & weighted) in their A-G courses are exempt from this contract. 




Please contact Mrs. Ramirez if you feel your son or daughter may not be able to meet this requirement. 
The Puente Team
Mrs. Leslie Ramirez, Counselor (ext. 3036)
Mrs. Lori Davies, 9th & 10th grade Honors English Teacher (ext. 3164)
Mr. Mike Hernandez, 9th & 10th grade CP and 11th grade AP English Teacher (ext. 3165)
Mr. John Hochadel, 11th grade CP English Teacher (ext. 3367)
Mrs. Julia Rich-Banfield, 12th grade CP English Teacher (ext. 3261)
Mrs. Allison Huntley, 12th grade AP English Teacher (ext. 3265)