Welcome Desert Mirage HS & Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

The Puente Secondary Schools Program is delighted to welcome two new schools in the 2016-7 academic year:

Desert Mirage High School, located in Thermal, and situated 90 miles from the border with Mexico, is in the Coachella Valley Unified School District. It is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Palm Springs and about 9.5 miles north of the Salton Sea. 

Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy, located in East San Jose, situated in the building that once housed the National Hispanic University, is a high school whose mission is to empower students to become community leaders and socially conscious educators.

Teachers and counselors from both schools attended Puente Summer Institute 2016, and we are excited to include them and their students into the larger Puente community.