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2018–2019 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2019–2020)
Last updated: 1/15/2020
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2019–2020)
"Our mission is to ensure every student graduates from high school prepared for college success."
"We are a community dedicated to closing the achievement gap for our students. We are accountable to our students and their parents for results. We commit to our work with a SENSE of URGENCY."
Founded in 2006, PUC Excel Charter Academy believes that all students are capable of uplifting themselves, their families and their communities. We believe it is our role to support students holistically, which includes supporting their academic growth, the development of their mental health, cultivating their physical health and finally supporting their families through various challenges. Our ultimate goal is to put students on a path to college and/or career success while recognizing that social emotional, mental health or physical needs must be addressed before academic success can be attained. To attain our goal, we offer many services and programs such as clinical counseling with an Art Therapy approach. Our Nutrition program ensures all of our students have access to free healthy meals everyday including Breakfast, 2nd Chance Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper. Our PE and Sports Programs cultivate relationships among our students and staff, while also promoting physical health.
Scholar Prep classes twice a week support student to student relationships and drive the development of scholarly habits, which contributes to students’ academic and personal motivation and resilience. We provide small group electives such as Visual Art, Music and Literature Book Clubs to help students find their voice and power to overcome their personal and societal challenges on their path to academic success. We build relationships with students and foster their leadership capacities by involving them in mentorship, sports and clubs that meet their needs and interests such as Running, Danza, Gaming and Film. We also have a Parent Center, Parent Leaders and a strong culture of family donation of resources and volunteer hours. To support the high needs of our families, we partner with various community partners like GRYD, The Women’s Center and ALANON to meet other needs beyond our expertise. We have a “Culture Team” comprised of three Student Service Coordinators who work with teachers to create a culture of celebration and progress monitoring of student success. They also respond to unexpected behavior and serve as liaisons with families to create proactive success plans for students.
To ultimately support students’ academic success, we develop consistent patterns throughout every grade level such as common routines, rituals, expectations and celebrations. We craft fully developed learning cycles that are grounded in the Inquiry approach, letting student questioning drive the learning. We focus on building the love of reading through high engagement literacy. We use a social justice approach to Reader’s and Writer’s workshop in the Language Arts classes, where students have a plethora of choice in their reading and writing topics and experiences. In History classes, students practice reading and writing strategies learned in ELA as they explore the connection between significant happenings in the past and their connection to the present and future. Math and STEM classes cultivate the excitement of meeting challenges in numeracy development. Students engage in hands-on inquiries, technology supported experiences and online simulations. Reading, writing and discussion are heavily embedded in all content classes.
We have a full Inclusion model meaning all of our students, regardless of any SpEd or EL classification learn in the General Education Class. Our team of Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers Student Service Coordinators and Assistants collaborate to ensure our students with IEPs, students classified as English Learners and other students achieving below grade level are supported. We have a comprehensive network of academic intervention, supported through small group instruction in every class, every day. We also use student achievement data to assign further intervention throughout the school day and after school. We run a fully attended After School Program that includes tutoring, sports, clubs and supper.
Last updated: 12/29/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2018–2019)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/28/2019
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2018–2019)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.70 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.30 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||96.70 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.00 %|
|Two or More Races||0.00 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||75.50 %|
|English Learners||7.30 %|
|Students with Disabilities||17.90 %|
|Foster Youth||0.00 %|