ABOUT CPLC COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
CPLC Community Schools is a non-profit charter holder for Envision High School and Toltecalli High School. We are an affiliate of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., a statewide non-profit Community Development Corporation. CPLC is a progressive community based organization that is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as a model for unified human and economic development. CPLC, as the parent advocacy organization of CPLC Community Schools, builds proactive alliances, unifies borders, and empowers the community.
In 1995, CPLC's Executive Vice President, Lorraine Lee, had a vision of creating a high school to advance the organization's educational goal of increasing educational achievement and graduation rates, developing leadership, promoting civic participation, and encouraging college entrance and graduation among Latino youth. An education model was developed to integrate cultural knowledge and community service into the core curriculum in order to advance CPLC Community Schools' goal. Chicanos Por La Causa operates two high schools serving the Tucson area: Toltecalli High School and Envision High School.
At CPLC Community Schools, we believe in a curriculum of community focused education consisting of six unique elements:
At Chicanos Por La Cause Community Schools, we believe that an effective education doesn’t just come from memorizing or lecturing. Active participation in the learning process entails analyzing, discussing and collaborating - in order to comprehend and retain. All of our courses are designed to encourage deep mental processing and student engagement with the class material.
We believe that every student learns in their own way, and we try our best to design the class based on the needs of each student to further connect the coursework to real life. Individual help is also provided to ensure every student understands the class material. To better prepare our students for their future life out of school, we offer individualized advising service to students in their senior year to discuss potential college or career opportunities.