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School History

El Puente High School (CDS #10-738091030147) is an alternative high school program within the Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District. El Puente High School is one of several programs housed and operated at the Firebaugh Alternative Community Education (FACE) complex within the city of Firebaugh. It was started in 1980 to address the specific needs of 11th and 12th grade students who needed an alternative to the much larger comprehensive high school environment (Firebaugh High School). Students who choose to attend El Puente High School or who are referred by the comprehensive high school have typically fallen behind on the credits needed for a Firebaugh High School diploma. Most 11th grade students earn enough credits during their time at El Puente High School to return to Firebaugh High School for their 12th grade year, but others remain at El Puente and earn an El Puente diploma due to less credit requirements (260 credits vs. 210 credits). El Puente High School is accredited through Accrediting Commission for Schools/ Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS/WASC).


Firebaugh-Las Deltas Adult School (CDS# #10738091030568) was founded in 1995 in order to provide adult learners (18 years and older) with academic instruction and English language acquisition that was necessary for employment, better access to services and government agencies, pursuing the process for U.S citizenship, or a high school diploma. The program was offered at a variety of locations throughout the years, including local church facilities, until a permanent campus was developed to house all of the alternative and adult education programs. Firebaugh-Las Deltas Adult School consists of three classrooms that accommodate students in both morning and evening sessions. Courses include ESL Civic Participation, ESL Citizenship Preparation, ESL Digital Literacy I and II, and the High School Diploma Program where students take A-G approved courses online leading to a high school diploma. Firebaugh-Las Deltas Adult School is accredited through Accrediting Commission for Schools/ Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS/WASC).