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2018–2019 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2019–2020)
Last updated: 12/27/2019
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2019–2020)
The mission for PUC Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars (eCALS) is to provide a personalized learning environment in which students work for, and achieve mastery of the most rigorous academic standards while discovering and cultivating their unique gifts and talents. PUC Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars will graduate students who are on track to be college and career-ready and are committed to uplifting their community.
The vision for PUC Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars is guided by PUC’s 3 Commitments: 1. Five times more college graduates within the communities we serve. 2. After four years with us, students are proficient. 3. Students commit to uplift our communities now and forever. PUC Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars offers every enrolled student a dynamic learning environment within a small community committed to educational excellence and personal integrity.
Ninety percent of courses at PUC eCALS meet high school graduation requirements and college entrance requirements. Students are encouraged to excel to the highest levels with differentiated teaching and standards-based grading method emphasizing content mastery. Teachers use a common grading scale to ensure that expectations are clear and consistent. Besides academics, students take a college prep class and each student participates in a class known as PUC Competitive Edge (PCE).
The PUC Competitive Edge course sequence (PCE 1-4) was designed to develop PUC high school students’ core career and college knowledge, and to develop students into critical and self-reflective advocates for their own academic, social, and professional development. PCE is dedicated class time in which students work with their PCE teacher to: explore their post-secondary goals; develop technology knowledge and skills, and are inspired, as we as empowered to get involved and make a difference. In addition, students in 9th-12th grade will complete a series of required career, college and financial aid tasks.
We currently offer several AP courses. Students can choose from the following AP courses at eCALS: English Language, Statistics, Spanish, US History, Biology, and Art. In addition to AP choices for students, we have developed an early college model where students can take up to 4-6 courses in their sophomore, junior and senior years, while acquiring college credits. In addition, eCALS has collaborated with local community colleges to enroll students in classes, allowing them to earn college credit.
PUC eCALS values a strong culture around the mission of developing leaders, scholars and citizens. As such, students each semester are nominated by their teachers, confirmed by the school leadership and honored at a special assembly where they receive a certificate and a distinguished uniform shirt. Students are nominated for their strong academics, demonstration of leadership skills both in and out of class, and overall deemed valuable citizens to our school culture.
PUC eCALS also embraces the arts as part of the overall curriculum. Both visual and performing art classes tap into students’ interests and ensure a continued focus on the whole child. PUC eCALS will guide and nurture its students as they discover and cultivate their unique gifts and talents, challenging each individual to achieve his or her full potential. PUC eCALS will prepare its students to enter and graduate in the colleges and universities of their choice and inspire in them a lifelong commitment to intellectual growth so that they will enrich and serve the communities in which they live. It is our goal that our students and alum will go beyond our organization’s commitments and work towards being exemplary leaders, citizens and scholars in college and in life.
As we work toward our three PUC commitments, PUC eCALS utilizes data-driven instruction, collaboration and a whole child approach. Faculty members integrate school-wide rituals and routines that support the scholarly and leadership dispositions necessary for college and life. We strive to ensure every student is not only, Advanced and Proficient on high stake exams and internal benchmarks, but for every student to exceed minimum state requirements and be able to think, read, write and speak critically and thoughtfully about the world around them.
Last updated: 12/27/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2018–2019)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/27/2019
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2018–2019)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||1.20 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.30 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||92.20 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.00 %|
|Two or More Races||0.30 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||75.50 %|
|English Learners||11.80 %|
|Students with Disabilities||17.00 %|
|Foster Youth||0.30 %|