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ERIC Number: ED506043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
High School Puente Program. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
The "High School Puente Program" aims to help disadvantaged students graduate from high school, become college eligible, and enroll in four-year colleges and universities. The program consists of three components: (1) a 9th- and 10th-grade college preparatory English class that incorporates Mexican-American/Latino and other multicultural literature; (2) a four-year academic counseling program for students; and (3) student leadership and mentoring activities with volunteers from the local community. "High School Puente" is open to all students and is targeted to students from populations with low rates of enrollment at four-year colleges. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified 11 studies of the "High School Puente Program" that were published or released between 1988 and 2009. These studies either do not fall within the scope of the Dropout Prevention review protocol, or do not meet WWC evidence standards. The lack of studies meeting WWC evidence standards means that, at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the "High School Puente Program." A list of 10 additional sources is included. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes