Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools) is a non-profit charter school organization consisting of a total of 12 schools authorized by Los Angeles Unified School District, currently serving the NE San Fernando Valley and NE Los Angeles. The 12 schools include 3 sets of middle and high schools that were recently combined under the charter petitions of the middle schools, in order to ensure a feeder pattern from grades 6 through 12. There are also 2 elementary schools in the network, one in NE Los Angeles and one in the NE San Fernando Valley. The remaining schools are middle and high schools. The schools are designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in the 2 Los Angeles communities referenced above.
Partnerships to Uplift Communities is served by another non-profit organization, PUC National, which was created in order to support and enhance the achievement of the mission of the schools and also replicate the model in other communities.
PUC Schools was founded on a belief that superior schools build superior communities. Our current schools have achieved outstanding results with our students, and we look forward to bringing that success to more students in the communities we serve.
We welcome you to learn more about our schools and our vision for students.
All PUC Schools got off to a great start for the 2015-16 school year. PUC Community Charter Elementary School added 4th grade and will add 5th grade next year, and PUC Nueva Esperanza Charter Academy added 9th grade and will add one grade level per year until the school has reached capacity serving grades 6 - 12.
On September 20, 2015, many PUC staff members and students participated both as volunteers and as walkers and runners in the annual 5K/10K Stop Cancer Walk/Run event at Balboa Park in the San Fernando Valley.