Centennial Huskies Puente Program

Puente Program Recruitment for incoming 9th graders

The Mission of the Puente Program

To increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors for future generations. Puente is open to all students.

How does Puente help students?

Puente high school students:


  • Work with a Puente counselor to create an Academic Four Year Plan.
  • Puente counselor will provide academic advising and helps prepare them for college admissions.
  • Introduces students to career opportunities and conducts career guidance lessons.
  • Provides students with social & emotional support.


  • Puente students will take college preparatory English academic classes in the 9th & 10th grades that integrates Latino and multicultural literature into the core curriculum. Puente students are in classes with the same students for two years.
  • Engage in leadership and cultural activities. Students have the opportunity to visit a range of colleges and universities.

Incoming 9th Grade Appointment Scheduling Link

Academic Four Year Plan Meetings - Please click the Appointment Scheduling Link above to set up an 25 minute meeting via Zoom, if your student is interested in the Puente Program.

Puente Recruitment Video

Please click on the tab above to view our Puente Recruitment Video

Puente Statewide Data

Puente Application Materials

If interested in joining this awesome program, please click on the Puente Application below, and email completed applications to Dr. Gomez at thomas.gomez@cnusd.k12.ca.us.


Puente Application PDF Fillable document


Puente Consent Form PDF Fillable document


Puente High School Recruitment Flyer


Puente Recruitment Flyer

Dual Enrollment Courses

We highly encouraged all of our Puente students to take Dual Enrollment courses. What are Dual Enrollment courses? The Dual Enrollment Program is affiliated with Norco College and these courses are offered to all CNUSD students for free.



  • Dual Enrollment courses can be taken by freshmen students
  • Dual Enrollment will raise your students GPA to make them competitive for college.
  • Dual Enrollment courses can be taken online or in-person, and they occur afterschool only two days a week.



Dual Enrollment 3 Year Plan

California Colleges

California Colleges is an all inclusive guide to college and career pathways, and it is free to all CNUSD students. If you do not recall your username or password, please login with your google account.

Dia de Los Muertos Cultural Celebration

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Puente 9th grade students

Students will participate in the following activities:


  • Puente 9th Leadership Conference
  • UCR Ropes Challenge course field trip
  • A-G/Graduation requirements presentation
  • Introduction California College System UC/CSU/Private Presentation
  • Guest Speaker/s
  • Career Panels

Puente 10th grade students

Students will participate in the following activities:


  • Cultural Field Trip Museum of Tolerance
  • UCR Ropes Challenge Course
  • Southern California College Field Trip
  • PSAT Presentation - National Merit and National Hispanic Scholarship Recognition
  • California A-G/Graduation requirements UC/CSU/Private
  • California Colleges Career Guidance Lesson

Puente 11th grade students

Students will participate in the following activities:



  • Southern California College Field Trip
  • Northern California College Field Trip
  • Exam Preparation & Registration: PSAT, SAT, and or ACT
  • Review Individualized Academic Plan
  • Dual Enrollment Presentation
  • UC/Private Personal Statements
  • Resume Writing
  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities
  • 11th Puente Cruzando Conference

Puente 12th grade students

Students will participate in the following activities:


  • More College Field Trips UC/CSU/Private
  • Review Individualized Academic Plan
  • Puente Senior Audits
  • Career Exploration Trip
  • Puente College Application Night
  • Puente FAFSA/Dream Act Workshops
  • UC Personal Insight Question (PIQ) Workshops
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Scholarship Information

Follow us on social media

Instagram @ cehspuente

HELPFUL WEBSITES AND RESOURCES

California Community Colleges www.cccapply.org

California State University (CSU) www2.calstate.edu

Common Application www.commonapp.org

University of California (UC) www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Financial Aid | www.fafsa.ed.gov California Dream Act | dream.csac.ca.gov SAT/Subject Exams: www.collegeboard.org ACT: www.act.org

Doorways "a-g" course lists hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist

Contact Information

Centennial High School

School Counselor

Dr. Gomez

thomas.gomez@cnusd.k12.ca.us

Phone: 951-739-5670 ext:20054