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On Saturday, September 17, approximately 3,000 charter school families, staff members, and teachers attended a Rally in the Valley to celebrate charter school reform in that area. Almost 1,000 of those attending the event were from PUC....

On September 6th, hundreds of PUC Schools and PUC National staff members gathered at the Alex Theatre in Glendale for the annual PUC Kick-off for school year 2016-17. PUC Co-founders Dr. Jacqueline Elliot and Dr. Ref Rodriguez opened the event with a welcome, reflections on the past year, celebrations, challenges, and a vision for the coming year. This was followed by an afternoon of outstanding student performances that thrilled the attendees. Staff at PUC Achieve Charter School in Rochester, New York participated via webcast, and employees who have been with PUC for 10 and 15 years, received awards. Everybody left the...

      PUC’s annual CSUN week for sixth-graders: The near-disaster that turned into a blessing The first day of middle school can be a pretty nerve-racking experience for almost any kid. You don’t know anyone, you have no friends, you don’t know where your classes are, you don’t know your teachers, you don’t know the rules and you don’t know what is expected of you. But PUC Schools, an independent charter organization that operates 14 schools at LA Unified, has taken a different approach to the start of middle school aimed at calming those anxieties while also inspiring students to set...

As part of a 17-year old PUC tradition, the incoming 6th grade PUC middle school students in the Northeast San Fernando Valley begin their middle school years on the campus of California State University Northridge. This tradition began when the facility for the first PUC School, Community Charter Middle School, was not ready on time for the school’s opening in 1999. The University generously provided a temporary home for the middle school students on their campus that lasted for 6 weeks. The impact on the students was so profoundly positive that founder, Dr. Jacqueline Elliot, decided that every year thereafter, incoming 6th...

Great news for our high schools! U.S. News and World Report has named PUC Community Charter Early College High School in the top 100 schools in California and has awarded them a gold medal. PUC eCALS was awarded a silver medal and PUC Lakeview Charter High School and CALS Early College High School were each awarded bronze medals. Congratulations to our amazing high schools! To see U.S. News and World Report's 2016 Rankings, please click below: Best High Schools in the U.S.  ...