Las Puertas Community School

Enrolling Now

Las Puertas Community School,
a tuition-free public charter school,
opened on August 5, 2014, and now serves grades 6-10.

Free Transportation *

Where YOU Belong

Get information for families here.
Get a copy of the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.

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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.

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

2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule:

6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017

5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Public Hearing to Adopt Budget for FY18 & Governing Board Meeting

Location: 4560 S. Coach Street, Tucson, AZ 85714

To review the Notification of a Public Hearing and Board Meeting to
Adopt Fiscal Year Expenditure Budget, click here
To review the Summary of the Adopted FY18 Budget, click here

All future meetings will be held at Our New Home Unless Otherwise Noted
100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713

Thursday, July 27, 2017 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017*
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 19, 2017**
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017

Thursday, January 18, 2018***
Monday, February, 26, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Thursday, April 19. 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018

* This meeting has been rescheduled to 9/28/17 at the same time and location.

** This meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, October 30, at 6:00 p.m., same location.

*** This Meeting is a Public Hearing and Governing Board Meeting to be held at 6:00PM at:
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Itom Mahtawa ‘apo- Education and Cultural Center
5100 W. Calle Tetakusim Room 243

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

For Minutes of Board Meetings, please call the Las Puertas office at (520) 546-9296.
Board meeting minutes are generally available the Monday following the Board meeting.
Please call the school for a copy.

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

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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 2017 – 2018 school year. 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.

To review Las Puertas' Annual Financial Report (AFR) for Fiscal Year 2017, please click on the link below and search for StrengthBuilding Partners:

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.

Las Puertas seeks to promote the health and well-being of all of our students. Please click here to read our Student Wellness Policy.

If you are interested in participating in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Wellness Policy, please contact Las Puertas at (520) 546-9296.

To access a copy of the Notification of Rights under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) please click here.

Las Puertas is a proud participant of the National School Lunch and
School Breakfast Program during the months that school is in operation. To obtain an application for Free or Reduced Breakfast or Lunch,
please contact us at 546-9296. To review our Meal Charge Policy,
please click here.

There are many locations throughout Tucson that offer free breakfast and lunch during the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program. Call Las Puertas Community School for more information or simply click on the following link to find a location near you:


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

As of July 20, our new home will be
100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, Arizona 85713

(Formerly Tucson Urban League’s Project YES at The Angel Family Center,
located in the Mission View neighborhood)

Contact us by email at