Las Puertas Community School


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Attention Las Puertas' Families:

The first day of the new school year was Wednesday, August 5th.

To see the new school calendar, click here.

Continue accessing our website for updates about the new year!

We will also be mailing out all updates and what you need to know for the new school year.

School Year 2020-2021 Updates

To see the Las Puertas Opening Plan, click here

For our detailed Safety Mitigation Plan, click here

View our Face Mask Safety Policy, click here

View the Arizona Department of Education
Parental Rights Handbook, click here

View Las Puertas' Family Handbook, click here

Las Puertas’ Distance Learning Plan, click here

Families: The Summer Food Service Program
has been extended until December 31st

USDA announced that it has extended the Summer Food Service
Program (SFSP) waiver through December 31, 2020 (or until federal funding
runs out). What this means is that meals are free to all children 18 and under.
This is great news that meals are more accessible to all in our community
during these challenging times.

To get information on how & when you can access Breakfast & Lunch in
the Tucson (TUSD) or Sunnyside (SUSD) Unified School Districts,
click on the appropriate link below:

For TUSD: click here
For SUSD: click here

National School Breakfast & Lunch Program at Las Puertas
Las Puertas is still participating in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program.

Las Puertas Community School,
a tuition-free public charter school,
opened on August 5, 2014, and now serves grades 6-10.

Free Transportation *

Where YOU Belong

Get information for families here.
Get a copy of the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.
Get a copy of the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

*contact us for bus route boundaries

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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,
100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713.

The official site for posting agendas of the Board, committees and subcommittees
is the front window of Las Puertas Community School, 100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713.

2020-2021 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 1, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Review and Approve Proposed Budget for FY21

Virtual meeting only – there will not be an in person meeting.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
School Board Public Hearing to Adopt Budget for FY21

Virtual meeting only – there will not be an in person meeting.

(for official ADE notification of meeting, please click here)
To review the Proposed Budget Summary for FY21, please click here.
To review the Adopted Budget Summary for FY21, please click here.

For information about how to join each of these virtual board meetings, please click here.

Friday, August 7, 2020 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Friday, October 9, 2020 Noon
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Wednesday, January 20, 2021*

*Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Pascua Yaqui Education Building,
5100 W. Calle Tetakusim, Tucson, AZ 85757

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021**

**Approval of proposed FY22 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!



Download your
enrollment packet.

  Returning Students
New Students

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

We are enrolling now for the 2020 – 2021 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.

Enrolling Now for the 2020-2021 School Year

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:


Non-discrimination Policy

StrengthBuilding Partners (school district) and its school, Las Puertas Community School, are equal opportunity education institutions and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status in its admissions procedures, educational programs, services, activities or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and/or any other applicable federal statute.

The district and its school will assist students who have Limited English Proficiency to participate in
all programs, services and activities.

For information regarding civil rights, admissions, grievance procedures, bilingual education and accessibility
of programs, services, activities and facilities that are usable by persons with disabilities, contact:

Pamela Clark-Raines, LCSW, President, Title IX Coordinator
StrengthBuilding Partners
100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713

For further information on notice of non-discrimination please contact: The Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department
of Education, Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, Colorado 80204-3582. Telephone: 303-844-5695 FAX: 303-844-4303; TDD: 800-877-8339. Email:


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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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