Welcome to PUC eCALS!

Founded in 2011, PUC Early College Academy for Leaders & Scholars (eCALS) – a Title I Academic Achievement Award-Winning , Gold Ribbon Award-Winning and WASC Accredited School – is one of three schools on the Sotomayor Learning Academies campus. PUC has been operating public charter schools in Northeast Los Angeles for more than fifteen years. We are pleased to be partnering with LAUSD to provide more high quality choices to residents of these communities. PUC eCALS is a free public charter school open to all students who live in the Sotomayor Learning Academies’ attendance boundary and beyond.

News & Announcements


Our school by the numbers

  • eCALS is ranked in the top 20% of high schools in the country by the U.S. News and World Report.
  • eCALS has a 95% College-Going Rate amongst graduates. eCALS alumni have attended some of the best universities in the country, including UCLA, USC and Columbia.
  • eCALS students take free college courses while in high school. The credits from the courses can be transferred to colleges and universities within California.
  • eCALS students receive individual support in a small learning environment, with a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 per class.
School Highlights
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Special Education

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Afterschool Program/Full Art & Music Programs

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Incredible core curriculum, so many clubs, one-on-one college counseling, variety of sports, the best teachers who only want the best for all their students. I can't wait to take in college and apply what I've learned from here.
Forever grateful!