About Our School


PUC California Academy of Liberal Studies (CALS) was founded in 2000 and serves the communities in Northeast Los Angeles.  With approximately 320 students, the school was founded on the premise that schools empower students to uplift their communities through academic rigor and community service. Students are thought of as scholars and catalysts of change.

A college going culture is strongly emphasized at PUC CALS Charter Middle School. By instilling the notion that all students are college bound, PUC CALS aims at closing the achievement gap.

The mission of the PUC California Academy for Liberal Studies is to offer every enrolled student a dynamic learning environment within a small community committed to educational excellence and personal integrity. PUC CALS guides its students as they discover and cultivate their unique gifts and talents, challenging each individual to achieve his or her full potential.


PUC CALS Early College High School has been serving students and families from Northeast Los Angeles for 13 years. We are dedicated to high quality education with a commitment to our mission through a rigorous college prep curriculum, individualized student attention/ intervention, strong collegiate culture, small class size, data driven practice, service learning focus, internships based on student interests, strong parent engagement, and a comprehensive afterschool program.

We work hard to build relationships with our students and families to create the partnership needed to support the success of future college graduates. In order to meet our mission, we provide support services to strengthen our practice that include but are not limited to in-class intervention, tutoring, college counseling, special education, and mental health counseling.