Las Puertas Community School

Enrolling Now

Las Puertas Community School,
a tuition-free public charter school,
opened with grades 6-8 on August 5, 2014.
Grade 9 will be added for the 2015-2016 school year.
Open enrollment for 2015-2016 school year: February 16 – March 13

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Where YOU Belong

Get information for families here.
Get a copy of the 2014-2015 School Calendar here.

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what is las puertas?

Las Puertas opens the doors to children’s futures by setting them on the path to college readiness.

The road to being ready for college is built on:

  • Starting early
  • Smaller classes
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • College ready curriculum
  • 20 additional days of instruction
  • Tutors
  • Parent involvement
  • A promise of excellence
  • A school that builds on children’s strengths
    so they maximize their potential

Choose a brighter future for YOUR child and enroll her or him in Las Puertas TODAY.

Governing Board Meetings

All public notices of Governing Board Meetings will be posted on this website and
at the offices of StrengthBuilding Partners/Las Puertas Community School
at 4560 S. Coach Drive in the Butterfield Business Center.

Notification of a Public Hearing and Board Meeting

The official site for posting agendas of the Board, committees and subcommittees
in the front window of Las Puertas Community School.

2014-2015 Board Meeting Schedule:

January 30, 2014
February 20, 2014
March 13, 2014
March 27, 2014
April 17, 2014
May 21, 2014
June 18, 2014
June 26, 2014
July 9, 2014
July 31, 2014
August 21, 2014
September 18, 2014 (minutes)
October 16, 2014 (minutes)

November 13, 2014
November 25, 2014 (5:00 pm)
December 18, 2014 (6:00 pm)
January 15, 2015
February 19, 2015
March 24, 2015
April 28, 2015
May 2, 2015
May 27, 2015
June 4, 2015
June 18, 2015
July 2, 2015

For Minutes of Board Meetings: January 30, 2014 through August 21, 2014 click here.
Board meeting minutes are generally available the Monday following the Board meeting.
Please call the school for a copy.

Join us at the following events:

Celebrate Children – Coming this fall at St. Philip’s Plaza.

Click on this link to see examples of the wonderful projects that our students
have created this Fall.

Like us in Facebook while you are there.

Our Mission

The mission of Las Puertas is to establish a learning community which assures that all students are college ready, successful in their postsecondary endeavors, and contributing members of the community.

why now?

We know that the keys to creating a positive learning environment are to:

  • Have high expectations of our students
  • Present them with information that is relevant to their lives
  • Have a positive, StrengthBuilding relationship with them

We also know that people succeed better when they:

  • Are encouraged to discover their strengths (what they are good at)
  • Use their strengths
  • Feel the power that learning brings

Our approach to education is designed to respond to all of these and create a learning environment that is highly rigorous, relevant to the lives of our students and where StrengthBuilding relationships are the norm.

Las Puertas Is a StrengthBuilding™ Program
of StrengthBuilding™ Partners

StrengthBuilding is a process for working with people to create positive change and achieve their goals. StrengthBuilding changes how people relate to one another.
It teaches us how to focus on what the individual can accomplish, how strengths
can be used in positive ways.

Everyone is born with strengths. Sometimes that’s hard to remember when all we ever talk about is what’s wrong with our world and the people around us. StrengthBuilding challenges us to focus on the strengths of the individual…on our own strengths.

At Las Puertas, StrengthBuilding will define how school staff interacts with students, families and each other. The school will be a place of warmth and support. We will have high expectations for everyone, staff and students alike. We will help you to accomplish your goals and be as excited as you are when you do!



Interested in coming to Las Puertas or sending your child to us? We are interested in you!

We are enrolling now for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Open enrollment for the 2015 – 2016 school year will be Feb. 16 – Mar. 13, 2015. A simple phone call will start the enrollment process. We have English and Spanish speaking staff available to answer all your questions.
Call us at (520) 546-9296.

We are looking forward to speaking with you and providing more details regarding Las Puertas.

In accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183.F,
parents are hearby notified that the resumes of all staff
at Las Puertas are available for review upon request.


get involved

Please join us as we create and embark on all aspects of the school: curriculum, school climate, family involvement, community partnerships, college and business connections. We want your ideas and your talents as we shape this remarkable learning community.

How you can help:

Join the Design Team:

Be a member of a design team to help shape the direction, curriculum, facility and operation of Las Puertas. Call Pam Cornell at (520) 546-9296 for information.

Join Our School Team:

Consider joining our exceptional staff. For information on employment opportunities please contact Pamela Clark-Raines at (520) 546-9296.

contact us

We welcome your inquiries!

Contact us for more information about:

  • Employment
  • Getting involved
  • Enrollment
  • StrengthBuilding

(520) 546-9296

We are located at 4560 S. Coach Drive
in the Butterfield Business Center on S. Palo Verde Road.

Contact us by email at