PUENTE Program

  • The PUENTE High School Program is designed to help students graduate high school prepared, be college eligible, and enroll in college. Students’ are supported by the PUENTE team. Puente provides four areas of service to students: teaching, writing, counseling, and community leadership.  Puente students study the college preparatory curriculum and read and write about the Mexican American/Latino experience. Students study with the same English teacher for 9th and 10th grades. There is an application process, student and parent orientation, and an interview.

    For more information, please contact Counselor: Maribel Dominquez  -dominguez.maribel@pusd.us

    PUENTE Instructors

    Dr. Mary Stevens - stevens.mary@pusd.us
    Joshua DeBets - debets.joshua@pusd.us

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    Marshall Fundamental School Puente Students along with About…Productions’ Young Theaterworks Pasadena announces the culminating performance of its residency conducted at Marshall Fundamental School on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater.

    About Productions Lead Teaching Artist Marlene Beltran-Cuauhtin, with assistance from Teaching Artists Jessica Hemingway, Marisol Torres and Ser Anzoategui challenged Dr. Mary Steven's Puente students to delve into their community’s living history and write plays based on their interviews with community elders.

    Pasadena-based interviewees include :

    Marshall Fundamental Class of 1938 alum Weston Embree,
    Award-winning theater artist and 7th generation Californio Theresa Chavez,
    Former Marshall Fundamental Assistant Principal Mary Bland, and
    Nationally exhibiting visual artist, and certified yoga instructor and therapist, Linda Nishio.