• How to Apply

    OPTION 1:

    If you are considering applying to our alternative programs and attend an SUHSD school, consult with your counselor as there are certain restrictions and considerations that must be addressed beforehand. 

    OR

    OPTION 2:

    Follow the above link to apply. However, please make sure you have the following before initiating the application process:

    • Transcript (attendance %, GPA, Current Credits)
    • Most recent report card
    • IEP*/504

    *If you have an IEP, please consult both your counselor and your case carrier before applying so they can go over the details of the requirements.’

    AltEd Application Cycle Dates

    To Enroll on January 9, Apply by December 1
    To Enroll on February 14, Apply by January 26
    To Enroll on March 13, Apply by February 23
    To Enroll on April 24, Apply by April 6  

    If you need assistance, have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact El Puente School at 831.796.7700 or text us at 833.355.0386

  • Program Options

     

    With El Puente School, students are provided with three different options that can lead to graduation and are supported by services essential to success.

  • IN-PERSON INDEPENDENT STUDIES

    • In class for only 2 hours
    • Small class size
    • Work at your own pace
    • Complete 5 hours of work on your own schedule each day
    • Continue to play sports at your school
  • HYBRID INDEPENDENT STUDIES

    • Online for 2 hours / 4 days a week
    • ONLY attend school in-person on Wednesdays
    • Complete 5 hours of work on your own schedule each day
  • HISET PREPARATION

    • Earn your high school Equivalency Certificate (GED) by passing 5 tests
    • Must be 17 years and 6 months to enroll
    • We help you make sure you pass each test
    • Flexible scheduling

    Designed for students who are behind in credits and who want to graduate now