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Do you offer programs for all ages?
Yes. PUENTE offers programs for children as young as 3 years, 9 months (Preschool Readiness) through adults of all ages.
What does it cost to enroll?
All programs are tuition-free. We require a $45 enrollment fee for adult computer training classes each semester. The Preschool Readiness program requires a $100 materials fee per semester.
Do I have to purchase textbooks?
Some ESL classes require textbooks. Textbooks for those classes can be purchased in the LAUSD office on campus.
Can I enroll in more than one program?
Yes. Students are welcome to enroll in multiple programs
Do you provide childcare?
No. PUENTE does not provide childcare, but many adults take classes while their children are attending classes.
Do you provide certificates of completion?
Yes. Upon satisfactory completion of a class, a Certificate of Completion is awarded.
Can I register anytime during the year?
Yes. We have open enrollment throughout the year.
Can I switch from one class time to another?
Yes. Students can change their class schedule as needed based upon availability.
How long are your adult classes?
Adult classes run on a trimester or semester basis, meaning students re-register every 8 weeks or every 12 weeks.
How long does it take to complete a program?
For adult programs, the length of time required to complete the program depends on your previous knowledge and experience. Your instructor can help you determine your approximate completion time.
Are there income, residency, or citizenship requirements?
No. PUENTE offers classes to anyone who wants to learn.
Do you offer classes throughout the day?
Yes. We offer morning, afternoon, and evening classes at our East Los Angeles campus.
If I need extra help, is there individual tutoring available outside of regular class hours?
Individual tutoring is available through our High School Diploma classes.
Do I have to attend class every day?
Daily attendance is encouraged in order to advance completion of course requirements; however, individual circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Is it possible for me to attend a class as a visitor so I can determine if it is a good fit for me?
Yes. Visitors are always welcome. The main office can assist you with visiting a class.
Can I attend a class and still receive unemployment benefits?
Many students are attending classes and receiving unemployment benefits; however, as individual situations vary, this is a question you need to address with your case worker to determine eligibility.
Can you help me find a job when I have completed a program?
Job readiness and resume writing assistance is available for students who have completed program requirements.
How can I get involved with PUENTE?
You may enroll in a class, volunteer, donate, take a tour, or participate in the variety of community events offered throughout the year.

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