17 Aug 600 PUC Sixth Grade Students Begin Their Year at California State University, Northridge
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 grade students should begin their middle school experience on the University campus in order to inspire them with the vision of future college graduation.
While at the University, students engage in team building activities with their teachers and the other students, swim in the university pool, tour the campus, visit the library, meet and learn from university professors, speak with university students, meet university athletes, and more.
Our students never forget this experience and our PUC alumni often speak about how this unforgettable visit inspired them to immediately commit to the goal of attending a university after high school graduation.