Alternative Programs

  • The Salinas Union High School District (SUHSD) strives to create exemplary learning environments for all students. In addition to offering traditional middle school and high school programs, the SUHSD has the following programs to meet the needs of learners that require or prefer a non-traditional school environment:
    • Mount Toro High School: Mount Toro High School provides an opportunity for students to be successful in an alternative setting. The school's small size allows teachers to work closely with students. To learn more, click here to go Mount Toro's homepage
    • El Puente Middle and High Schools: El Puente is a fully accredited independent school serving students in grades 7-12. A variety of educational settings are offered including small classes and online classes. To learn more, click here to go El Puente's homepage.
    • Carr Lake Community Day School: Carr Lake partners with the county to offer a self-contained classroom for middle and high school students.
  • Gloria Chaidez
    Principal, El Puente School, Mount Toro High School and Carr Lake Community Day School
    831-796-7700 ext. 1301

    Claudio Montero
    Assistant Principal, El Puente School
    831-796-7770 ext. 1355