Camino Nuevo Charter Academy


Thank You Teachers and Staff

This week we are celebrating the contributions of our wonderful teachers and staff members. Because of you, our students are learning, achieving, and defying the odds – and for this I would like to say thank you.

'I Didn't Know If I Would Succeed or Fail'

Check out our April newsletter: Our seniors make final college decisions this week, our teachers empower students through ethnic studies, and The Economist writes about our bilingual program.

National Walkout Day: Op-Ed from CNCA Teacher

"As an educator, I feel a duty to not only academically support my students, but also to encourage and empower them at a time in our country when many of them feel powerless and dehumanized by people in power."

Ana Ponce - The Pride of Pico Union

The Broad Center, an organization at the forefront of expanding excellence and equity in urban public education, has recognized our CEO Ana Ponce as a leader who is working to produce real results for students and families. Read the profile.

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Welcome toCamino Nuevo Charter Academy


At Camino Nuevo, we work to build a college-going culture from Day One. From preschool through high school, our students visit colleges and universities, experiences that open their eyes to the universe of possibilities and often influence what colleges they apply to as seniors. Last spring, our second graders took their first trip to UCLA and our older students visited colleges in northern California and on the East Coast. Throughout this journey, our students are challenged academically and build the habits and skills to succeed in college. 
Now in our 17th year, our work to prepare students for college continues to pay off. This fall, 98 percent of our graduates from the Class of 2017 are starting college. Our graduates were accepted to 19 California State University campuses, 9 University of California schools, and over 60 private colleges and universities across the country!  Tufts University, Smith College, Connecticut College, Syracuse University, UC Berkeley, USC and UCLA are among the highlights. 
Thank you for supporting our mission to continue to put more students on the path to and through college. 
Ana F. Ponce 
Chief Executive Officer
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