Las Puertas Community School

Enrolling Now

Las Puertas Community School,
a tuition-free public charter school,
opened on August 5, 2014, and now serves grades 6-9.

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Where YOU Belong

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Get a copy of the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.

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what is las puertas?

Las Puertas opens the doors to children’s futures by setting them on the path to college readiness.

The road to being ready for college is built on:

  • Starting early
  • Smaller classes
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • College ready curriculum
  • 20 additional days of instruction
  • Tutors
  • Parent involvement
  • A promise of excellence
  • A school that builds on children’s strengths
    so they maximize their potential

Choose a brighter future for YOUR child and enroll her or him in Las Puertas TODAY.

Governing Board Meetings

All public notices of Governing Board Meetings will be posted on this website and
at the offices of StrengthBuilding Partners/Las Puertas Community School.

The official site for posting agendas of the Board, committees and subcommittees
is the front window of Las Puertas Community School.

2019-2020 Board Meeting Schedule:

All meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. at 100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713
unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 11, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
School Board Public Hearing to Adopt Budget for FY20
(for official ADE notification of meeting, please click here)
To review the Proposed Budget Summary for FY20, please click here.
To review the Adopted Budget Summary for FY20, please click here.

Monday, July 8, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
(Executive Committee Meeting, not open to the public)
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
(Executive Committee Meeting, not open to the public)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Public Hearing to review Classroom Site Fund Plan
for 2019-2020

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
(Executive Committee Meeting, not open to the public)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (Cancelled)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
(Executive Committee Meeting, not open to the public)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
(Executive Committee Meeting, not open to the public)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020*
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
(Executive Committee Meeting, not open to the public)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020**

* Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Pascua Yaqui Education Building,
5100 W. Calle Tetakusim, Tucson, AZ 8575

** Approval of proposed FY '21 budget

For Minutes of Board Meetings, please call the Las Puertas office at (520) 546-9296.
Board meeting minutes are generally available the Monday following the Board meeting.
Please call the school for a copy.

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Our Mission

The mission of Las Puertas Community School is to establish a model of a professional learning community targeting under-served populations in which all students are college ready, successful in their post-secondary endeavors, contributing members
of the community, and use strength building concepts throughout their lives. The StrengthBuilding Partners' school, Las Puertas Community School, serves as a
model for school transformation across Arizona.

why now?

We know that the keys to creating a positive learning environment are to:

  • Have high expectations of our students
  • Present them with information that is relevant to their lives
  • Have a positive, StrengthBuilding relationship with them

We also know that people succeed better when they:

  • Are encouraged to discover their strengths (what they are good at)
  • Use their strengths
  • Feel the power that learning brings

Our approach to education is designed to respond to all of these and create a learning environment that is highly rigorous, relevant to the lives of our students and where StrengthBuilding relationships are the norm.

Las Puertas Is a StrengthBuilding™ Program
of StrengthBuilding™ Partners

StrengthBuilding is a process for working with people to create positive change and achieve their goals. StrengthBuilding changes how people relate to one another.
It teaches us how to focus on what the individual can accomplish, how strengths
can be used in positive ways.

Everyone is born with strengths. Sometimes that’s hard to remember when all we ever talk about is what’s wrong with our world and the people around us. StrengthBuilding challenges us to focus on the strengths of the individual…on our own strengths.

At Las Puertas, StrengthBuilding will define how school staff interacts with students, families and each other. The school will be a place of warmth and support. We will have high expectations for everyone, staff and students alike. We will help you to accomplish your goals and be as excited as you are when you do!



Interested in coming to Las Puertas or sending your child to us? We are interested in you!

We are enrolling now for the 2019 – 2020 school year. A simple phone call will start the enrollment process. We have English and Spanish speaking staff available to answer all your questions.
Call us at (520) 546-9296.

We are looking forward to speaking with you and providing more details regarding Las Puertas.

To review Las Puertas' Annual Financial Report (AFR) for Fiscal Year 2019, please click on the link below and search for StrengthBuilding Partners:

In accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183.F,
parents are hearby notified that the resumes of all staff
at Las Puertas are available for review upon request.

To review Las Puertas’ academic, financial and
operational dashboards available through Arizona State Board
for Charter Schools (ASBCS) Online, please click on the link below:

Las Puertas seeks to promote the health and well-being of all of our students. Please click here to read our Student Wellness Policy.
Please click here to review our Wellness Triennial Policy Report.

If you are interested in participating in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Wellness Policy, please contact Las Puertas at (520) 546-9296.

To access a copy of the Notification of Rights under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) please click here.

Las Puertas is a proud participant of the National School Lunch and
School Breakfast Program during the months that school is in operation. To obtain an application for Free or Reduced Breakfast or Lunch,
please contact us at 546-9296. To review our Meal Charge Policy,
please click here.

There are many locations throughout Tucson that offer free breakfast and lunch during the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program. This summer Las Puertas will be a designated location from Wednesday, July 10th through Friday, July 26th. Breakfast service: 9:15 – 9:45 and Lunch 12:00 -12:30. (click here for more information) Call Las Puertas Community School for more information or simply click on the following link to find a location near you:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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We welcome your inquiries!

Contact us for more information about:

  • Employment
  • Getting involved
  • Enrollment
  • StrengthBuilding

(520) 546-9296

Visit us for a tour at
100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713

(Formerly Tucson Urban League’s Project YES at The Angel Family Center,
located in the Mission View neighborhood)

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