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Welcome to El Puente – an Alternative School of Choice for students in grades 7-12. Our mission is to provide a learning environment and educational delivery system that best suits the academic abilities, learning styles and personal interests of each student. We provide a rigorous curriculum and a music program using Independent Study.
Independent Study is provided as an alternative instructional strategy, not an alternative curriculum. Independent Study students work independently, according to a written agreement and under the general supervision of a credentialed teacher or teachers. While Independent Study students follow the district-adopted curriculum and meet the district graduation requirements, Independent Study offers flexibility to meet the student’s needs.
El Puente School, approved by the Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees, opened August of 2011. The El Puente School is located at the Salinas Education Center, 20 Sherwood Place in Salinas, California.
El Puente School has a block schedule and students attend 85 minutes, 5 days per week depending on their grade level. See schedule below for more information. Students work with one subject at a time.
El Puente School Site Council Information
School Site Council Meetings:
El Puente School Site Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in Room E-1.
All parents are welcome.
School Site Council Meeting Agendas:
2013-2014 El Puente School Site Council Members:
For the 2013-2014 school year we are seeking students and community members.
Teen Parent Program - The Village
El Puente offers a nurturing and rich environment for teen parents who would like to continue working towards their high school diploma. The students come once a week for five hours from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. High quality child care is provided, as well as parenting classes.
Salinas Union High School District students should see their counselor to request a transfer to the school. Parents and students will be asked to attend an orientation and students will take placement tests.
Students from other Districts in Monterey County or adjacent counties should call the office for an appointment with our counselor first to determine if the school is the appropriate setting for the student. Students who are eligible to enroll may then complete the exit process at their current school, including filing an out-of-district transfer with their home district. Once formally accepted in Salinas Union high School District, parents and students will be asked to attend an orientation.
El Puente School Student Email Login Link:
Student Information Packet Paquete de Informacion del Estudiante
El Puente School Newsletter
ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee)
Title 1 Meeting:
El Puente School Parent Workshops
5TH ANNUAL STRENGTHENING THE FAMILY PARENT CONFERENCE
You are cordially invited to attend our Fifth Annual Parent Conference which will offer informative workshops relating to education, parenting, and health. The conference will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm at Everett Alvarez High School, located at 1900 Independence Blvd. We will have childcare, breakfast and lunch, prizes, and much more! Registration deadline is February 28th. Please contact Janie Torrez, El Puente School’s Community Liaison, at 796-7768 for more information. We hope to see you there!
Están cordialmente invitados a nuestra quinta conferencia anual de padres que ofrecerá varios talleres informativos incluyendo información de recursos comunitarios, salud, educación, y crianza de niños. La conferencia tendrá lugar el sábado, 22 de marzo de 7:30 de la mañana a 3:00 de la tarde en la preparatoria Everett Alvarez High School, localizada en 1900 Independence Blvd. ¡Habrá cuidado de niños, desayuno, almuerzo, premios, y mucho más! El plazo para registrarse es el 28 de febrero. Para mas información, llame a la Sra. Janie Torrez, Enlace de Comunidad, al número 796-7768. ¡Esperamos verlos ahí!
For more information contact:
Mr. August Caresani, Principal, El Puente School
Mr. Bryan Robinson, Counselor
Cheryl Darlington, Admin. Secretary 1 (to Mr. Caresani)
Janie Torrez, Community Liaison (Enlace de Comunidad)
El Puente School Main Number: (831) 796-7770
Salinas Union High School District Information
El Puente website last updated: 1-10-14