REALM Charter School PUENTE Program

REALM Puente students visiting SF State in May 2018

REALM Puente students visiting SF State in May 2018


What is PUENTE?

The 9th Grade Puente English course is the foundation of the Puente program at Realm Charter High School. The Puente model combines academic enrichment, counseling, mentoring, and community support. Puente involves students beginning in 9th grade with an enriched curriculum that integrates Latino and multicultural literature into the RCHS core curriculum.

Students enrolled in the Puente program stay with the same Puente-trained English teacher for both their 9th and 10th grade college-preparatory Honors English classes. Students are immersed in a pedagogy that builds on their experiences, bridging academics, family, and community.

The Puente team of teacher, counselor, and parent all work together and become empowered advocates for students’ educations. The Puente model provides students with field trips and informational sessions focusing on college, as well as mentors, role models who meet with students and assist them in their educational endeavors.

To apply, please fill out this application form and email to Ms. Brakefield.

Applications are due on August 1st at the main office or to Family interviews will be scheduled during the week of August 13th.