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 6-9.

Free Transportation *

Where YOU Belong

Get information for families here.
Get a copy of the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year and for the upcoming 2018-2019 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.

2018-2019 Board Meeting Schedule:

All meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713 unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
School Board Public Hearing to Adopt Budget for FY19
& to review School Improvement Plans

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
*Wednesday, June 27, 2019

* (Approval of proposed FY 20 budget)

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.

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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 2018 – 2019 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:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Arizona Department of Education has started the process of giving “grades” to schools again. They stopped for two years when the new state test, the AZMerit, was initiated.

Grades are based only upon the scores on the AzMerit and the AIMS Science tests given in the Spring each year. Based upon these scores from last school year, Las Puertas was listed for school year 2016-2017 as an “F” grade school in late April of this year.

The Las Puertas staff started meeting last Spring to begin the process of making important changes that would help our students be more successful on the AzMerit tests. As a result, the initial grade report for the current year indicates that our grades have already considerably improved and we feel optimistic that our grade for the 2017-2018 school year will take Las Puertas out of the “F” category. Our dedicated staff remains committed to providing a strong and powerful educational experience for every student and it is our expectation that we will be posting a higher grade in the Fall of 2018.

contact us

We welcome your inquiries!

Contact us for more information about:

  • Employment
  • Getting involved
  • Enrollment
  • StrengthBuilding

(520) 546-9296

Visit us for a tour at
100 W. 37th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713

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

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